Writing Progress Update!

This past weekend I finished the first draft of Book 4 of the Can This Be Real series and started on Book 5.  I also got some feedback from an editor, Christina Rose Andrews (they’re amazing) from an anthology I’m working on, and holy shit, it changed my whole perspective.  I’ve been in a writing slump lately, and the feedback helped me to realize why that was.  Somehow I slipped into writing only the bare bones of a story, and it was making it hard for me to connect to my characters.  Well, I’m proud to say that I figured out a way to get back into the writing zone!

First off, my main problem was that I was exhausted when I got home from work.  I found a work around by blasting music and singing along with my favorite songs on the drive home.  That kept me alert enough to start working on my story when I got home.  I was literally typing in between cooking because my brain was so fired up.

Also, because of this, Book 4 and 5 will be published later than I originally intended.  I’m shooting for next week, but that depends on how fast I get through working on the anthology.  I’ll keep you all updated as I progress through all my different projects.  Book 4 will be subjected to a thorough edit, and Book 5 is halfway done but will receive the same treatment.  Then I’m going to go back through Book 1-3 and spruce those up as well.  All the books in the series will get a new cover too.

Anyway, I’m tired and still a bit hungry, so I’m going to eat some chocolate cake and watch YouTube videos.  Goodnight!

Much love, Dana Kenzi 🙂

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