Manuscript Monday 6:

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Hey lovelies! I saw this quote floating around on Twitter this past weekend, and it stuck with me. What I love about this is that it has a lot of truth to it. With all of the recent killings that has been going on in the past few months, we as writers have something that no one can take away from us. When the world around us proves to be too hectic or too real, we can use our writing as an escape. We don’t have to limit ourselves to one story, but we don’t have to bog ourselves down with ten; just having this option is what makes the writing world so great. So my advice to you today, writers, are to let go of your fears of not being good enough, not thinking your story matters, or the fear of that no one needs to read your story and just write. You’ll be happy that you did.

Manuscript Monday 5: Word Count


Good morning, lovelies! Today’s post is going to be short because I had a busy weekend, and an even busier work week coming up. So, I’ll leave you with this. I started writing Every Breath I Take back in May, and my current word count is 15,778. After taking a fellow follower’s advice (Candace), I decided to break my 85,000 words in 3 months into a smaller goal. So we’ll see how 85,000 words by December 31st works out for me!

Manuscript Monday 4:Work In Progress

Morning Lovelies! I think this is the first time I’ve ever drawn a blank for one of my posts. So today’s post is going to be extremely short. As you all know, I’ve been participating in my own personal 85k Challenge. This basically means that I’ve challenged myself to write 85,000 words over the span of 3 months. I must admit, although I’ve been writing vigorously I HIGHLY doubt I’ll meet that goal, and that’s okay. As long as I continue writing, that’s all that matters. So today’s lesson:  It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to reach your goal, as long as you reach it. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Manuscript Monday 2: Writing Buddies

Hey, Lovelies. It is Manuscript Monday, and as indicated in the title, we will be talking writing_buddiesabout Writing buddies. Who are they? Where can you find them? Are they a must? And what should you look for in a writing buddy?

A writing buddy is a person, or a group of people, that you befriend and you discuss all things writerly with them.

Recently, I connected with a young woman through Facbook…she reached out to me, we discussed our stories, what we were looking for in a writing buddies, and decided to connect through email.

Writing buddies are easy to find, if you’re looking in the write place for them. If you’re into social media, especially Facebook, there are so many writing groups you can join. Then, all you have to do is look for someone who’s looking for a writing buddy/accountability partner, in the genre you’re in, and go from there.

Everyone looks for something different in writing buddies. For me, I was looking for someone who I could bounce story ideas off of, someone who would give me feedback on my writing, hold me accountable for writing every day, and of course, someone who is interested in the same genre as me.

So tell me, in the comments below, what are you looking for in a writing buddy?

Manuscript Monday 1: May’s Word Count

Good morning, lovelies. Not only is today Memorial Day, but today is also the first ever Manuscript Monday. With today being a holiday, I promise to keep this post short. For May, I’ve written 12,552 words of my newest manuscript, Every Breath I Take. Although my goal for the month of May is supposed to be 28,675, I applaud myself for being able to make it this far when my job and other priorities are factored in. Also, I’d like to point out that these 12,552 words are handwritten. They’re typed as well, but not before it has been written in my writing binder.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day, and let’s not forget the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us.

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