85K90 Month One Update

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As you know, I’ve started the new year by taking part in a writing challenge. Usually I only do so in November for NaNoWriMo. And twice took part in July Camp NaNoWriMo. After the abysmal showing, mostly due to such bad luck. I started to think I’m cursed during that particular writing challenge that I’ll be giving it a wide berth for a while.

Anyways, for the first time ever, I’m a participant in the 85K90. A writing challenge where your goal is to write 85,000 words in 90 days. To meet goal, you’re giving a daily word count of 944 words a day. And for the 85K90 I’m writing the Foreseen series, a collection of four romances.

As January ends in two days this Wednesday, I’ll post the full results  for IWSG Day next week Wednesday.

For now, here’s my progress and word count goal from January 1 to January 28, 2018.

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Foreseen 1 Character Interview

Foreseen 1 Love Lines

Happy Monday!

Today I’d planned on introducing characters from the next series after Jenna and Jason from “On the Mat.” I really wanted you to meet Felicite` and David but another couple had been urging me to bump up their turn.

So without further ado let me introduce you to Layla and Joseph, my couple from Foreseen 1 “Love Lines.”

Welcome Layla and Joseph.

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How to Use a Word Cloud to Edit Your Draft

How to Use a Word Cloud to Edit Your Draft

Happy Monday and Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Today’s post I thought about doing another character interview. One from my next and final Foreseen couple following Jenna and Jason’s story. But then I remembered something from an online writing class I took around two years ago. It was hosted by author Joan Dempsey and was called Revise with Confidence.

She shared a myriad of revision tips like using a text to speech program. Set to an old, dreary drone voice to better pick up sentences that… don’t sound right. Flow. Hard to read. But my favorite revision tool was using a word cloud.

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Foreseen 3 Character Interview

 

Foreseen 3 On the Mat

As you know, I’m starting 2018 by taking part in a writing challenge, the 85K90. The goal of this challenge is to write 85,000 words in 90 days.

Knowing that I do best by starting in the middle, I decided to write the third story from my Foreseen series. Why? Because I’ve often get stuck and waffle around in the middle of the story. Found it helps for me to progress with the story if I start from there instead of the beginning. Another reason is that I used to do yoga. And as they say ‘write what you know.’

So, without further ado let me introduce you to Jenna and Jason, my couple from Foreseen 3 “On the Mat.”
Welcome Jenna and Jason.

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