Chapter 10 of [the quiet] is officially in the books. The first (well, second and third, really) casualty of the book is down. Pedro just should’ve let the chickens fly the coop. What’s with that shape anyway? Oh well; Pedro’s mom found that they “all float down here”.
Wow… I can’t believe I wrote that scene. I feel awful for Sarah. But, this one antagonist just wanted to show how nasty he is. But, that’s ok; he WILL get his just desserts.
Meat’s meat, and evil’s gotta eat. Things are about to warm up. Time to edit, then on to chapter nine!
Put out 1,886 words today. Not bad for a half day’s work. Rayne is turning out to be quite the oddball character. Quirky in contrast to the other characters. What would you expect from a girl with rainbow-dyed hair? #thequiet
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Finally! Chapter 7 wrapped up and edited. I think Rayne’s going to be quite the colorful (no pun intended) character in comparison to the other characters.
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We came close to finishing up chapter seven today. We got some nice tension written today. Plus, we got introduced to Azzid Rayne, hacker extraordinaire. She already added to the chemistry what little we’ve seen of her.
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A third of the way with chapter seven. What’s the connection here? #thequiet
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It took a bit, but was finally able to finish writing and editing chapter six today. It is officially in the books. I’m about a fourth of the way done now. Oh, and we met this feisty little friend today. Curious how it went?
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About halfway through chapter 6. Tomorrow, got to work on some firewood.
Finished chapter five of [the quiet]. A happy ending, for now. Spent a nice evening on the porch. Will edit another day.
Chapter 4 is officially complete! Loved how the chapter built the tension nicely. Also, it inadvertently created an extra chapter. Whoda thunk it? lol
I love staying busy. There’s something about letting my mind flow, create, and/or learn. That was my day today. I started by doing a bit of writing, working on chapter four of [the quiet]. Later in the day, I started taking a course on GIMP, a photo manipulation program akin to Photoshop. I already had many brushes from Photoshop so I have a nice collection to work with. GIMP is really nice and is set up very much like Photoshop so I’m picking it up quickly. As you can see in the images below, I’m able to make some nice imagery that I hope I can make some great covers.
I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been away from blogging on here. My apologies to those who were concerned. I’ve been learning a new program that will help me to make my own book covers in the future. I thank my cover designers a lot for making my last two covers and also want to explore my creativity.
I’m also heavily working on advertising Parachute Island and The Valiants. Self-publishing is more than just writing; there includes editing, marketing, and advertising. Marketing and advertising is not my forte and it tends to eat a lot of my time as it is a 24/7 job. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy self-publishing. But I just am working on figuring out how to juggle everything.
Thank you all for continuing to stick with me in this journey. I love writing and I love sharing all my stories with you.