WIP Progress – May 2019

May 31, 2019 – Friday

My goal for this week was to update my website and finish a chapter on my work-in-progress. I was able to update my website last night, although I have made a mental note to *never* attempt to do that again from my mobile. What a nightmare! I haven’t been able to write much today, but I did work on my book cover. I’m not sure I like it yet, but I needed something as a placeholder for another spot.

cover - IDEK letters on motherhood

So, there you have it. I’m not a graphic designer, nor have I ever claimed to be. This one doesn’t sing to me. I may have to get my husband on the payroll once I finish the book. This is kind of his day job area.

My goal for this project is to complete the 1st draft before June 30th so that I can use July’s Camp Nanowrimo to work on edits. Ultimately, I want this completed by Labor Day. After that, I’ll have to figure out the publishing parts!

2019 Projects

Spring 2019

As of May, I am still writing the 1st draft of my Camp Nano project, working title: IDEK: Letters on Motherhood. I didn’t actually get as much written in April as I wanted, but May has been much more productive. I’m aiming for a completed rough draft for Summer Camp Nanowrimo in June!

In April, I am participating in Camp Nanowrimo. My current project is an expository collection of short stories based on life after Motherhood. It’s weird and ugly, and beautiful – and not enough people talk about it honestly.

Winter 2018-19

In January, I gave birth to my third child – a daughter – and began the planning of my latest work.

2018 Projects

April 2018 – Camp NaNoWriMo

GRACE, INDEED

God is not dead.

This is the story of a once deeply religious child, who became a hard, stoic woman abandoned by God and abused by religion and humanity. Trying to live a decent life in spite of a lack of community and healthy family influence, the death of her partner’s mother sets in motion a trail of bread crumbs to follow, leading back home to God.

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June 2018 – Camp NaNoWriMo

RAT KING

Ella is modern woman with extravagant tastes and an independent spirit that will not be tamed by the thumb of the Great Depression. An unlikely alliance leads her out of the obscurity of the kitchens and reluctantly into the spot light. Old ties and new enemies ultimately land her squarely in the bullseye of one of Central New York’s oldest organized crime families.

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November 2018 – NaNoWriMo

Leprechaun Luncheon: A Love Story

A Memoir – themes dealing with mental health, partnership and the ghosts of dreams.

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2017 Projects

Fall 2017

November: I missed the first day of NaNoWriMo 2017 due to what I now know was impending illness. As of November 5th, I am struggling to catch up. However, the idea is strong in my mind and I am determined to get it out into the world where it can bother someone else. It is a conceptual blended theme which is loosely based on the loss of my partner’s parent.

Working title: Letters to My Husband

Summer 2017

June 2017 – Wrapping up the latest work, a self-help style memoir focusing on meditation for beginners, and how to incorporate the practice into your daily life.

July 2017 – Camp Nanowrimo, a summer version of the very popular NaNoWriMo. This summer I will be writing a sometimes-fictional collection of stories about growing up on Keuka Lake, New York. It’s a collection of tall tales, campfire stories and the recollections of an aging child of flower children about the juxtaposition of a guarded, yet wild childhood. Visit my author page to follow along.

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July 2017: Shadowboxing (IP) – a fictional collection of stories dealing with the realities of anxiety & depression, and the effects of these symptoms on young adults’ lives.

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