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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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.

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

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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Journey To Full-Time Writer – When Was The Last Time I Wrote?

Hey guys,

So, I was on a roll. Formatting one book, editing another… and then I stopped. I’m not really sure why. I haven’t been doing much of anything so I don’t have anything to post about.

Sorry.

How’s your day going?

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Journey To Full-Time Writer – THD – Book One – Chapter One

Hey guys,

So last we spoke I told you that I was getting ready to edit chapter twenty-six in the first book to TFS. Well… I am completely done. Right now I am waiting for the back cover and spine to be designed and for it to be formatted and then we’ll start working on the release. While I wait for all of that I am starting my final round of edits with the first book in THD series.

Chapter one, here I come.

I’ll keep you guys posted.

Short Story – The Five Sisters – Power – Book One – Chapter Five

Genesis, Isis, Liberty, and Freedom sat around the living room. Chinese food containers sat on the table in front of them. Freedom scooped rice onto her plate.

“Where’s Jo?” Isis asked.

“I don’t know. She asked to use the car this morning,” Genesis answered.

“She didn’t say where she was going?” Liberty asked.

“No, and I don’t want to ask out of fear of her lying to me again,” Genesis said.

“You’re not going to let her live this down are you?” Freedom asked.

“I can’t be the only one who feels like they can’t trust her anymore?” Genesis asked.

“I trust her just fine,” Isis said.

“She lied to us,” Genesis said.

“Yeah, but she had a reason,” Liberty said.

“And her reason put you and Isis in danger,” Genesis said. “I can’t believe I’m the only one who remembers that.”

“Believe me,” Isis gently touched her bandaged nose. “I remember it, but while I was in the hospital I thought about it. She had no choice but to lie to us.”

“Unbelievable,” Genesis said.

“If you took a second to think about it you would get it too. You’re just upset about the fact that she lied, that you can’t see the whole picture,” Isis said.

“I’m thinking about the picture.”

“No, you’re thinking about what happened to me and Lib. Think about those fifteen girls that were in that basement, because I’m sure Jo was when she made that call,” Isis said.

Genesis looked around the living room at her sisters.

“You all feel like I’m overreacting?”

“Knowing Jo as well as I do, I can safely assume that it bothered her keeping the truth from you. I also know that if she knew that those girls were there and that the only way to find them was with Lib and Ice, that she would have done what she needed to do,” Freedom said.

“And I know that if she had told you everything that you would have called off the whole thing and those girls wouldn’t be back with their families,” Liberty added.

“So, now I’m the bad guy,” Genesis said.

“No one is saying that you’re the bad guy, we’re saying that you should give Jo a break. She only did what she felt she had to do,” Isis said.

“She gets a lot of those feelings,” Liberty said.

“Do you guys think she’s more powerful than us?” Freedom asked.

“Why would you ask that?” Genesis asked.

“In just a few days she can already do more than us. I’m thinking when we really get the hand of this, she’s going to be pretty powerful.”

They all looked around at each other.

They had all thought that they were on even ground. They thought that they each possessed one power. Yet, Freedom was right. Jonah wasn’t limited to just one power.

*****

Jonah stepped out of the car and walked towards the apartment. She had stayed away a little longer to ensure that the puffiness in her eyes went down. She didn’t want her sisters to suspect anything. She hated lying to them but she had made a promise to her mom not to tell them what was going on.

The news that Eve would soon no longer be physically there was too much for her to bare and if she could give her sisters a little more time before they would have to deal with it then so be it.

For the time being, she would keep her mom’s secret.

Jonah stopped on the bottom step of the stoop. The hairs on her arms were standing up.

Someone was watching her. She was sure of it. She slowly turned around and peered into the dark. She looked around but didn’t see anyone.

Whoever it was, was keeping his distance.

She didn’t know why someone would be watching her.

Jonah turned and ran up the stoop and into the apartment.

Try not to watch her so closely.” Eve stepped into the shadows and stood beside a man.

“She can’t see me,” he replied.

“Yeah, but she’s not like the other girls. She’ll know you’re there every time. When she’s around, try to stay farther back.” Eve turned to look at the man. “This isn’t like watching them when they had no powers. Everything is different now.”

“Everyting is what you were afriad of,” he said. He turned to look at Eve. His face hidden by a hoodie. “Does she know everything?”

“She knows what she needs to know. She doesn’t know about you, which is why I need you stay back.”

“I’ll stay back.”

“I have to get back.”

“She’ll see you again?”

“Yeah.”

“You got what you’ve always wanted.”

“Yeah and all it cost me was my life.”

Eve stepped up to the man and kissed him lightly on the lips. He placed his hand on her face.

“Will I see you again?” he asked.

“Until death do us part.”

The man was standing in the shadows alone. He took one more look at the house before he turned and left.

THE END…FOR NOW.