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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.

I’d appreciate any shares you’re willing to give via Thunderclap, guys! Help me spread the word. More news for you soon!


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?

Murphy'sLaw of theJungle

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! →
  • 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! 🙂 Stay tuned for all the NaNoWriMo shenanigans!

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Are You Called To Write?

Have you ever had a thought like this? Man, I’d really love to write a book someday, but I have no idea where to start.

I used to have similar thoughts, but I worked my butt off over the past 11 years, and I’ve been published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Noir Nation No. 3, as well as having self-published A Collection of Reflections (poetry) and Frost: An Otherworld Tale (my debut novel).

If you love a good story, that love is all you need to become a writer. I’ve invested a lifetime of passion and thousands of dollars in learning about writing craft and the publishing industry, and I’d love to share what I’ve learned with those of you who have an inner storyteller begging to get out.

If you’d like to learn more, you can reserve your seat at my upcoming writing workshop dates HERE. The workshops will be held at The Creative Kitchen in my aweome hometown of Bay Minette, Alabama.

Here’s a fun exercise for those of you considering attending the workshop (or anyone who wants to join in, for that matter):

Describe your worst fear in a single paragraph, but there’s a catch; you cannot name your fear in the paragraph. Post your answers in the comments and we’ll try to guess your fear!


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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