Journey To Full-Time Writer – So Many Projects So Little Time

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So, I saw this meme on Facebook and realized that it is currently my life. I’m putting out one book, editing another, writing the next and plotting a fourth. I’ve been told not to pile too much on my plate but… that’s easier said than done.

I feel like I have to put out more to be able to one day enjoy my life as a full-time writer. At this point taking my time and waiting between projects isn’t going to put me any closer to being able to quit my full-time job and shout from the rooftops that I am a full-time writer.

Any other writers out there going through the same thing? Let me know and maybe we can motivate each other. I’m going to go now and do some writing.

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Short Story – The Five Sisters – Revealed – Chapter Five

Eve walked through the entrance to the Coney Island Aquarium. New York City wasn’t the easiest place to live but it was where she felt she needed to be and because she wasn’t much of a party girl, she settled on spending her twenty-first birthday at the aquarium.

She walked the boardwalk and looked around. At the people, the animals, the amusements. It was the most excitement she’s had in a while.

Eve came to a halt in the middle of the boardwalk as a chill ran up her spine. She felt dizzy and lightweight. She stumbled forward as a man bumped into her.

“I’m so sorry,” he said turning to face her. He smiled. “Hi.”

“Hi,” Eve said absentmindedly. She turned around scanning the area.

“My name is Adam.”

“Anthony,” Eve breathed out as he eyes fell on the brother she hadn’t seen since their birthday five years ago.

“No, it’s Adam.”

As if sensing her, Anthony looked up and they locked eyes. He handed the small girl in his arms to the woman beside him and moved through the crowd away from them. Eve moved away from Adam and in the direction Anthony was headed.

She found him in an empty corner.

“Anthony,” she said excitedly.

“Hey, Eve,” he said as he took her in his arms. “What are you doing here?”

“I live here.” Anthony released her. “Do you live here?”

“No, birthday present from my wife. More for my daughter than for me,” he chuckled.

“I saw them. When can I meet them?”

“You can’t, because not that I know you’re here, we’re going to have to leave.”

“You don’t have to go.”

“Yes we do. Do you release that I sensed you. Before I saw you, I knew you were here. I can’t stay.”

“Please Anthony. I’ve been by myself for three years and it’s my birthday. It’s our birthday. Don’t make me be alone.”

“I’m sorry Eve,” Anthony said sadly. “My wife has already taken my daughter and got a head start. Please don’t follow me. Happy birthday.”

Anthony disappeared and Eve found herself staring at the empty space.

“What the hell was that?”

Eve spun around throwing her hand up. Adam went flying into a wall. She ran over to him, a ball of fire floating in the palm of her hand.

“Who are you?” she asked.

“Adam,” he choked out. “The question is, who are you?”

“Why are you following me?”

“I was trying to talk to you. Thought you were cute.”

Eve shook her hand and the fire went out.

“I’m sorry for throwing you.”

“That’s okay. It’s not everyday a pretty girl whips me around without touching me.” He got to his feet. “Now, will you tell me your name?”

Eve laughed, shaking her head. “It’s Eve.”

“Nice to meet you, Eve.”

Journey To Full-Time Writer – TFS – Book One – Chapter Four

Hey guys,

I’m just here to give you guys a quick update. I am currently formatting chapter four in book one to The Five Sisters. I really have to get cracking with this so that I can re-release this book and move onto my second book.

On another note… I wanted to talk to you guys about something. If you are subscribed to my blog then you are aware that I post three blogs a week, my journey blog, a book discussion and short stories.

Writing these short stories are time consuming and it’s taking a lot out of the time I can spend working on my books and I can’t wait until the last one I have planned is uploaded.

Now, I was going to replace the short stories with movie reviews, but I’m not sure that is something that I want to do. As I said, keeping this blog alive is time consuming. I don’t want to leave you guys hanging if three blog posts a week is something that you want from me, so I need some feedback. If you guys can live with posts on Mondays and Wednesdays only let me know. If a blog on Fridays from me is something that you look forward to, then let me know and I’ll keep them coming.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. If you wish to continue supporting my journey to becoming a full-time writer head over to my patreon page and consider becoming a patron. http://www.patreon.com/taquandacreates I’ll talk to you guys soon.

Short Story – The Five Sisters – Revealed – Chapter Four

Eve stood in the doorway of her now empty bedroom. She had lived in that room since she was three and now at eighteen she was leaving it all behind. She was leaving everything behind. She carried the box in her arms out of the room and down the stairs. Eve passed through the kitchen and fought back tears as she passed all of the kitchen furniture unplugged and covered in white sheets. Making it through the living room was just as hard as she passed more furniture draped in white sheets.

Eve stepped out of the house and unto the porch. Marcus was shutting the trunk of his car after having loaded everything he deemed important enough to take with him. He walked over and took the box from Eve as she made her way down the porch steps.

“Do you know where you’re going?”

“Not really,” she answered. “I was thinking-”

“No,” Marcus cut her off. “Don’t tell me. It would be better if I didn’t know.” He put the box in her car and shut the door.

Eve breathed a heavy sigh. Marcus walked over to his car and removed a small box. He walked back over and held it out.

“This is everything you need to start your life over.”

Eve took the box from his and looked down at it. “So this is it huh? The last time we’ll ever see each other.”

“If I could change it, I would, but I can’t so we just have to accept it and move on.” Marcus raised her chin and gave her a kiss on the cheek. “So long Pretty Girl.” He turned and walked back to his car, climbing in. Without looking back, he waved out the window and drove away.

Eve turned back and looked at the house that she had grown up. The house that she so desperately wanted to spend the rest of her life in. She looked off in the direction Marcus’ car had headed. Who would know if she went back inside, she asked herself.

“Don’t do it.”

Eve turned her head and let out a gasp. “Mommy?” she asked staring in the face of woman who had given birth to her and whom she had buried so many years ago. “How are you here?”

“I’ve always been here. You can see me now,” Carol Battle said. “You need to go Eve.”

“Why?” Eve asked. “Why can’t I stay here and live out the rest of my life?”

“Your place is not here anymore, child.”

“You,” Eve said in a whisper. The other woman walked over and stood beside Carol. Eve stared at eyes that were so much like her own. A mystical swirl that looked like someone had dumped several colors on a canvas and painted eyes for Eve’s. Eyes that none of Eve’s siblings shared. “Lillie.”

Lillie and Carol smiled at each other. Lillie placed her hand on Carol’s shoulder before passing her and stepping over to Eve. She took Eve’s hands in her own.

“Your destiny is not here,” Lillie said.

A shudder ran through Eve’s body. She suddenly felt compelled to get into her car and drive away. The desire to remain in her childhood home was no longer there. Lillie released Eve and stepped back. Without another word, Eve climbed into her car and drove away.

Journey To Full-Time Writer – OSTS – Chapter Eight

Hey 172 followers,

I’m back with another writing update. I haven’t done much in the last few days so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I am only on chapter eight in my journey to edit my upcoming book One Shot, Two Shots. With the way things are going it’s no surprise that I won’t be releasing this book when I originally planned. I really need to buckle down and get some serious work done. I have so many projects planned and procrastinating is just throwing me all of track.

With that said I think I’ll try to get some editing done today.

Dated: August 3, 2018

Short Story – The Five Sisters – Revealed – Chapter Three

Eve stepped outside to a yard full of her friends. She was dressed in a pretty purple dress. It was her sixteenth birthday and her brother Anthony’s eighteenth. Anthony had decided not to have a birthday so that Eve could enjoy her sixteenth.

Eve moved through the backyard and mingled amongst her friends. Everyone was talking and laughing. She glanced over at the table filled with gifts and smiled. She liked having a day that was all about her. She walked over to the food table where Anthony was making plates of food for the kids.

“Any of those gifts on that table for you?” Eve asked.

“No. This day is all about you. I don’t need anything.,” Anthony said.

The smile that Eve was wearing slowly fell away. Anthony’s back stiffened. “Eve don’t.” Eve slowly turned around and scanned the crowd. The hairs on her arms were standing up. Her eyes fell on the light skinned woman standing by the large tree near the front of the yard.

“Jasmine,” she breathed out.

Eve moved quickly through the crowd. Jasmine broke out into a smile and held her arms out. Eve ran into them and Jasmine picked her up. They held each other for a moment.

“Hi Anthony,” Jasmine said over Eve’s shoulder. Jasmine lowered Eve and released her.

“Hi Jasmine,” Anthony said.

“Do I get a hug?”

Anthony stepped over and pulled her into his arms.

“I can’t believe you’re here,” Eve said.

“Me neither.” They all turned to find Marcus standing behind them. “Inside. Now.” They all stepped into the house and Marcus closed the door behind them. “What are you doing here Jasmine?”

“Hi to you too Marcus,” Jasmine said.

“You know the rules Jasmine. Is Nikki with you?”

“Don’t worry about Nikki. She She sent me packing the moment I showed up.”

“Good for her. Now I think you should leave.”

“I just had to see them on their birthday,” Jasmine said. “You couldn’t think that I would just stay away.”

“Yes, I did. I think you should leave now.”

“Don’t make her leave,” Eve begged.

“I’ll leave,” Jasmine said. “Happy birthday Pretty Girl.” She pulled Eve into her arms.

“Please, don’t go,” Eve cried.

“Anthony, come with me,” Jasmine said releasing Eve.

“No,” Marcus said. “Anthony will leave on his own after the party.”

“What? He’s not leaving,” Eve said.

“Eve. I’m eighteen,” Anthony said.

“So?”

“So, I can be on my own now. I don’t need a guardian.”

“This is all your fault!” Eve yelled at Marcus. “You’re making them leave. You made Nikki leave. I hate you!”

Eve ran up the stairs and into her bedroom, slamming the door shut. Jasmine shook her head. “Sorry.” She waved goodbye to them both and then she was gone.

Journey To Full-Time Writer – So Many Projects

Hey guys,

So, I have decided that I’ve put way too much time between my projects. Not that that’s a bad thing but I’ve sort of been in a bit of a slump while taking my sweet time to publish again. With that said, I decided to no longer wait.

Right now I am editing OSTS book one in the THD series. Writing the first book in The Vampire Hunter series and plotting the first book in my Thicker Than Water series.

I know. So many projects. Will I be able to juggle them all?

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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