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Camp NaNoWriMo Update #3

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Suggested Word Count: 15,833

Current Word Count: 5,700

General Thoughts: Over the weekend, I had gotten into a groove. I was meeting the daily goal. I was developing the relationships between my characters. I was  doing research. I was figuring out the plot. Then, I stopped working on it. I spent the last three days reading the second Magnus Chase book.  On one hand, I enjoyed the book, and I feel refreshed and ready to write again. On the other hand, I know for sure I will never reach 25K this month. I would be happy to get 15K or even 10K honestly. So that’s what I’m going to reach for now, but without officially changing my goal on the site. 

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         “I want to know why you think that I would help you,” she said.

          “You can’t hold onto this misplaced an-”

          “Misplaced?” Lynette laughed. “That’s funny.”

          “You don’t know the whole story,” Terrance said.

          “I know how it ended. That’s enough.”

          Terrance sighed, and dropped his head low. Lynette hated him at that moment. She hated how sad he looked, and how that made her want to comfort him despite everything.

          “Look, Lynette, don’t think of it as helping me. Of helping us. Think of it as doing something you’ve always wanted in life. You’ve always wanted adventure.”

          “Maybe jail took that out of me. Maybe that was all the adventure I needed in my life.”

          “So that’s it? You’re just going to allow this grudge control the rest of your life? It’ll ruin it. Grudges always do,” he said.

          “It won’t ruin my life. Just yours.”

Camp NaNoWriMo Update #2

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Suggested Word Count: 9,166 

Current Word Count: 2,121

General Thoughts: So after the first two days of meeting the word count goal, everything kind of went downhill. I would write a sentence one day, and maybe two hundred words the next. It wasn’t until today I finished chapter three. I changed the few parts of the story I had decided on, and it took me awhile to figure out how I wanted it to go. I think it ended up pretty good, but now I get to go on and struggle with chapter four.

Small Excerpt: 

        “Look,” Terrance sighed. “You both messed up. Let’s get out of here before someone catches us.”

          “Yeah, you wouldn’t want that to happen,” Lynette announced her presence.

          She watched, amused and sipping on her slushie, as they turned to face her as one stepping closer together as a team as if they weren’t just arguing with each other.   

          “Lynette?”

          “Long time, no see.” She smiled and tilted her head. “So tell me about these powers of yours.”

          The trio looked at each other shuffling about uneasily.

          “Aw, don’t be shy. I’m just curious,” she said.

          They still didn’t answer. Distantly, police sirens rang. Four heads snapped up in panic. Lynette looked back at her old friends to see them ready to flee.

          “Wait!” she called out. “Let me go with you.”

          They looked like that was the last thing they were going to do other than wait here for the police.

          “Just watch and decide.”

          Lynette threw out her hand toward the metal gate, pictured grabbing onto it, and then pulled her hand back. The gate, instead of simply opening like she had wanted, completely separated from the rest of the chain linked fence. The surprised gasps from her audience filled her with pride, but that swiftly turned to panic as the gate was still speeding toward her. She dove to the side, cradling her slushie in the nook of her arm. The gate hit the wall behind her with a bang.

        “So, now will you let me go with you?” Lynette asked, cheerfully.

Writing Projects – Update #3

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Dreadful Dreams

Dreadful Dreams

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Literary, Adult, LGBTQ.

Summary: Like every other human, Erin Reed makes mistakes. Growing up in rural Montana allowed Erin to create a dream life, consisting of riches and fame. When she finally leaves home for college, Erin knows she has finally made it. Free from the reigns of her past, Erin gambles her future for a chance at success in Los Angeles. She leaves everything behind to pursue an acting career. Everything goes according to plan, until Erin meets with the cruel reality of life.

When Erin becomes pregnant, she is alone in a city without a friend. There she meets Priscilla, a woman that offers to solve all of her problems for a high price. Time and time again, Erin stumbles with the fragments of her past, unable to run away from them forever.

Sometimes, you have to make rash choices in order to improve your lifestyle. Sometimes your so called dreams lead you to the most dreadful situations.
Word Count: 78,606

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Horror Short Stories

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  • We get together every year on Valentine’s Day. It was the anniversary of the day we died.
  • His eyes seemed to pierce my soul. Almost even more so than the knife he stuck in me.
  • The liquid flowed gently down the tube. The moment it touched my face, my skin began to burn off.
  • She could be the perfect wife. If only he could find the right head to put on her body.
  • They told me I would live forever. They didn’t mention it would be in a tube.
  • You complained so much about your broken heart, so I fixed it. Now you don’t have one.
  • The girl in the closet started singing again. I live alone.
  • “Don’t let me in!” my mom yelled over the phone as I opened the door. The woman standing outside was not my mother.
  • The little man crawled under my bathroom stall. My screams weren’t heard when he skinned me.
  • A beautiful boy sits on the swing. The fragments of the dead bodies surround him like confetti.

Our Writing Projects- Update #2

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Dreadful Dreams by Isis Molina

Dreadful Dreams

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Literary, Adult Fiction

Summary: Like every other human, Erin Reed makes mistakes. Growing up in rural Montana allowed Erin to create a dream life, consisting of riches and fame. When she finally leaves home for college, Erin knows she has finally made it. Free from the reigns of her past, Erin gambles her future for a chance at success in Los Angeles. Everything goes according to plan, until Erin meets with the cruel reality of life.

Sometimes, you have to make rash choices in order to improve your lifestyle. Sometimes your so called dreams lead you to the most dreadful situations.
Word Count: 33,113

Endeavors by Isis Molina
Endeavors
Genre: Adventure, Contemporary, Romance
Summary: When Scarlet loses her grandma, all she has left is a journal filled with Mama Mina’s greatest unknown adventures. Fascinated by the discovery, Scarlet sets out to create a film in a attempt to keep the memory of her grandma alive.
Word Count: 4,157

Untitled by Nicole Mansfield
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Crime
Summary: Events Everlasting is a new, fledgling business. When they get a call to do a destination wedding, they jump at the chance to expand their career. However, ghosts, dead bodies, and a family rivalry soon threaten their jobs and their lives.
Word Count: 1,839

Summer Storms by Isis Molina and Nicole Mansfield
Summer Storms Take Three
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Contemporary, GLBT, Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Fairies
Summary: Ailsa has a fae-tal problem. Her body is suddenly changing, so much that she fears even her brother, Leon, won’t recognize her. Or worse, that she’ll die before finding out what’s wrong with her.
In the quiet town of Red Oak, Diego drinks away his past. Bound by a special sight, Diego helps out his favorite bartender, and is brought into Ailsa’s haunted life.
Together, they set out to weather through the storms that plague their summer.
Word Count: 72,272

Our Writing Projects-Update #1

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During this new year we are going to be posting a lot more about writing. Posts like this one to talk about our ongoing writing projects, and hopefully keep us constantly working on them. Also coming soon should be writing prompts, and our own fulfillments of those prompts.


Dreadful Dreams

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Family
 Dreadful Dreams
Summary: Like every other human, Erin Reed makes mistakes. Growing up in rural Montana allowed Erin to create a dream life, consisting of riches and fame. When she finally leaves home for college, Erin knows she has finally made it. Free from the reigns of her past, Erin gambles her future for a chance at success in Los Angeles. Everything goes according to plan, until Erin meets with the cruel reality of life.
Sometimes, you have to make rash choices in order to improve your lifestyle. Sometimes your so called dreams lead you to the most dreadful situations.
Word Count: 29,633

Blindfolds
Blindfolds Take Three
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Summary: Elva is eighteen, the youngest in her demanding family, going to college while digging a massive debt, and has no idea what she wants to study. Buckling under the pressure, she decides to runaway. But not in so many words. She goes on a fun-loving road trip with her two closest friends. The only thing is, it doesn’t turn out so fun-loving as she hopes it will be. It turns out that outrunning problems only causes more problems to pile on.
Word count: 42,526

Summer Storms
Summer Storms Take Three
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Contemporary, GLBT, Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Fairies
Summary: Ailsa has a fae-tal problem. Her body is suddenly changing, so much that she fears even her brother, Leon, won’t recognize her. Or worse, that she’ll die before finding out what’s wrong with her.
In the quiet town of Red Oak, Diego drinks away his past. Bound by a special sight, Diego helps out his favorite bartender, and is brought into Ailsa’s haunted life.
Together, they set out to weather through the storms that plague their summer.
Word Count: 53,514