Collected Update

I thought it would be good to give a little update on the progress of Collected. For those of you who don’t know, this is my upcoming debut horror novel. At the moment I am still editor shopping and fundraising. I am also re-writing a few chapters. As I have been going through my own edits trying to get the manuscript ready to send off to an editor I’ve noticed some of my own errors that require the bit of re-writing. Also, I received some criticism recently on the first four chapters that definitely compelled me to want to reevaluate my approach with how my protagonist was being portrayed.
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Vini’s Story: Chapter One

So I do have some non-NaNo writing posts planned for this month as well, but I felt like today would be a good day to share the new first chapter of Vini’s Story! This is just the first rough draft. A lot of similarities to the original, but some changes have been made. For example, this chapter is longer sitting at 2,945 words. So you might want to grab a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice) and perhaps some snacks before you start reading this one! Please keep in mind this is a first draft, thus, no editing has been done of any kind to it yet. I just felt inspired to share this with all of you today. Any feedback is always appreciated! For those of you who don’t know, Vini’s Story is a fictional autobiography of how a young rocker survived adolescence. Complete with absent parents, personal struggles, controversies, and her imaginary dead sister. – With that, I am bringing you the first chapter of my current NaNoWriMo project!
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Behind Schedule

Have you ever been so inspired to write, but time and energy seemed to be fighting you? Yeah, that’s pretty much how my start to NaNoWriMo has been thus far. Granted I stared off the month on day two of my six day stretch via my day job. Admittedly, while I do love my day job – it can be quite draining on me during these stretches at times. This was definitely one of those times. My days have been consumed with being busy, as beyond the shifts at work I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life lately. I have managed to get at least a tiny bit of words in daily so far, but I definitely have some major catching up to do.
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Just A Writer Vent

Sometimes I think I just put way too much pressure on myself as a writer. I am currently working hard between two novels; one is on the cusp of being my debut while the other is making a strong fresh start in the writing process. I love working on multiple projects and I don’t feel overwhelmed in that aspect. It’s just that I have been focusing on trying to write up a proper synopsis for both Collected and Vini’s Story, and I feel like it’s taking me longer than it should be!
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