June 19, 2021

Well, Chapter 15 of draft 3 is edited. I’m now working on Chapter 16 of scene 2, and I have two scenes left to finish editing

I am getting closer to the end of my manuscript. I’m loving the changes that I made in draft 3. I’m getting excited to work on draft 4 to make more changes!

I am seeing my manuscript pulling together in ways that I have never seen in my other past manuscripts did. This is because of my deep editing, working through my fear, trusting my skills, and having confidence in my abilities.

Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexdandra-Mars-e103up5

I am starting a new series for my podcast; where I will sit down, talking about things that are going on in my life and other topics. In today’s podcast, I discussed my goals for May and what is happening in my life. I hope you will check it out.

March 29, 2021

Well, last week, I just took a break from writing after recovering from my cold or allergies. Not sure exactly what I had, but it wasn’t Covid.

When I was sick, I did a lot of reading. There wasn’t much else I could do. I found reading a good novel helped to deal with the cold, and especially at night when my symptoms were worse.

My mind needed a break from reading and the writing process. I decided to work on a new epic song that I am composing. It is not finished, but I have a good start, and I am pleased with the progress so far.

There are times I have to allow my creative juices to replenish, permitting my mind to rest, especially after dealing with a cold. I find working on composing a musical piece helps my mind and my body to relax, and at the same time letting my mind be creative.

It allows me to see my manuscripts and my blog posts in a different light, giving me a fresh perspective on ideas and topics.

This week, I also found some new novels that have piqued my curiosity to read, so they are on my reading list, not sure when I will start reading them.

Here are my plans for this week:

Tomorrow, I start physical therapy for my back; I was recently diagnosed with spine osteoarthritis. So my rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, and then we will go from there.

Then later in the week, I will receive my biologic medicine. So, I am going to do some writing and editing in between my appointments.

June 7, 2019

In April, I completed my rough draft of my short story. At the beginning of May, I started reviewing my story. I am in the process of editing my draft one. This stage is a bit time consuming for I’m placing my characters in certain events to have an intriguing plot with good pacing.

The new scenes, rewritten original scenes, and the new changes in Draft One there is more a define direction in the story. I’m focusing on the plot, pacing, and the events in the correct order to create a fantastic story for my readers.

On a personal note, my family adopted a kitty, Golden Shadow from a local rescue two years ago. I can’t believe how time flies. In February he turned three. He is one happy cat and enjoying life.

If you want a pet, please adopt from a local shelter or a rescue you will be saving an animal’s life. If you can’t adopt, please consider donating money or volunteering so an animal can find a forever home.