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Launching the Murphy Family Mysteries Series

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I know I’ve been a little bit off the radar for a while, but I’ve got lots of updates coming down the pipes for you guys! My major project for this year is getting Frost published by Inkshares. To do that, we’ve got to get 750 pre-orders by December 31, 2018. With the amazing people in my street team, plus the support of my friends and family, I’m SURE we can make it happen.

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NaNoWriMo 2017 | Day 1

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Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo 2017

That’s right, I’m doing it again. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) is right around the corner, and I’ve committed to doing it again this year. I’m taking a short break from my Otherworld Trilogy to start my Murphy Family Mysteries series. So, what book am I doing this year?

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This will be the first of many mysteries for the zany but endearing Murphy family. I’m not letting myself do a whole lot of over-planning for this one. I’m trying to short-circuit my perfectionist tendencies that usually make me bog down in my writing. This year, I intend to make steady progress and have an extremely rough draft to work from by November 30.

What tools do I have in my arsenal for this November? Here’s a short list:

  • LOTS OF COFFEE
  • A Basic Idea of Where the Story Is Going
  • The 5KWPH App/Technique Developed by Chris Fox
  • My Bullet Journal/Planner
  • Pens
  • Papers
  • Notebooks
  • Supportive Family & Friends Who Will Hold Me Accountable Via Our Facebook Group
  • My Awesome Word Count Widget In the Sidebar of My Blog! ‚Üí
  • My Fantastic Blogging Community
  • Some New ADHD Management Techniques I Learned from Overcoming Distractions by David A. Greenwood
  • My Amazing Friend Lacey At The Creative Kitchen & Her YouTube Channel (Daily Check-Ins Are Totally Going to Happen)
  • My Trusty, Well-Worn Copy of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence
  • Did I mention COFFEE?

Well, that’s about all I have for you guys right now! ūüôā Stay tuned for all the NaNoWriMo shenanigans!

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Daily Writing Is Happening!

Even though I haven’t been posting on here every day (like I should), I¬†have¬†been writing for at least five minutes a day. I’m doing a lot of roughing things out with a pen and notebook. Things just seem¬†to be flowing better with ink and paper, as of late. Even with everything that’s going on in my personal life (both fantastic and bad), I’m managing to get things done in my writing life.

I’m working hard to merge¬†Frost back on the track I laid out for it in my original outline. I set my outline aside for a little while and wandered a little farther away from it than I intended. There are things I like about the old outline and things I like about where the creative flow took me. Now I’m just working on making a cohesive marriage of the two, and trying to see how that’s going to change the remaining 31 scenes I had originally planned¬†for the book. I plan on finishing the free version on JukePop by the end of the summer so I can get it edited and release some time this winter.

After I get the next scene written for Frost, I’m going to work on the next chapter of The Alexandria Chronicles, then Murphy’s Law of the Jungle. Frost is still my number one priority, though. Once the edited and expanded version of Frost has been released, I intend to focus primarily on finishing Murphy’s Law of the Jungle.¬†I’d like to have that story wrapped up by the end of next summer. If all goes well with Frost, I am likely to try to publish an edited and expanded edition of¬†Murphy’s Law of the Jungle¬†through JukePop.

What about that awesome space opera I’m working on called¬†The Alexandria Chronicles,¬†you ask? I will continue adding chapters to it when I’m taking breaks from my primary projects!

As for personal things going on in my life, it’s now a mixed bag. My grandmother is going on 93 and her health is deteriorating swiftly. She is the only living grandparent I have left. I know she’s had a lot of good years and is leaving us with an incredible legacy, but it’s still a very painful thing to deal with. On the bright side, however, my fianc√© got to meet her and she congratulated us on our impending nuptials. This brings me back to the original reason I started this post: daily posts are not my strong suit, and I can guarantee you that my updates will be scattered and/or infrequent between now and the wedding.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to really and truly settle into the habit of posting on here daily some time in August or September. I feel that, as a writer, I need the responsibility and ¬†accountability that posting on a daily basis brings. In the past, my creativity has been a bit spastic and dictated by my rather fickle muse. I’m glad to state that the muse and I recently had a come to Jesus meeting, and she’s being much more cooperative now that I’m only demanding 5 minutes a day from her, as opposed to me trying to write a novel in 3 days during a manic fit riddled with very little sleep and too much coffee.


Murphy’s Law of the Jungle

Murphy’s Law of the Jungle is the other serial I have going on JukePop. It is a comedy/mystery, and I think you’ll find it pretty entertaining. As I said before, or I think I did, I only have one chapter out so far. I am working on chapter 2 now, and plan to release it this weekend. I’ll be¬†honest in saying that MLotJ is loosely based on my family and an experience we had on vacation a few years ago. We’re weird people, and we have very bizarre luck. Also, MLotJ will be¬†the first in a series of books that I’m calling the Murphy Family Mysteries.

I look forward to entertaining you guys some more later on!

Love,

Chels


Murphy's Law of the Jungle

Murphy’s Law of the Jungle is the other serial I have going on JukePop. It is a comedy/mystery, and I think you’ll find it pretty entertaining. As I said before, or I think I did, I only have one chapter out so far. I am working on chapter 2 now, and plan to release it this weekend. I’ll be¬†honest in saying that MLotJ is loosely based on my family and an experience we had on vacation a few years ago. We’re weird people, and we have very bizarre luck. Also, MLotJ will be¬†the first in a series of books that I’m calling the Murphy Family Mysteries.

I look forward to entertaining you guys some more later on!

Love,

Chels


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