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“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart

Happy Thursday y’all! Okay, so I have been posting and trying to keep y’all updated on the progress of my first completed manuscript, Mellie: Vinyl and Candy. From the moment I started writing this book, I knew it would be the first in a series, because the journey of the main character was just too much to cram into one book. My manuscript for Mellie is shoved under my bed for now-I should probably find a better place for it- and lots of query letters have been sent out. I have even begun to collect a few rejection letters! But as exhausting and mentally draining at times this entire process has been from beginning to end, I just can’t stop. So I am back at the beginning, having plowed straight into the second part of Mellie. The outline is complete, and I am working on the first draft- or what I like to refer to as the rickety scaffolding. It is weak, barely held together, but my absolute favorite part of the whole process of writing. As long as you accept the first draft is always crap, then you can relax and have fun constructing it. With the outline as my guide, I write and write and say, “to hell with grammar, spelling, and punctuation.” All of that is for another day and another draft.

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