2/22/2018 Weekly Update

2/21/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Skype & Write was cancelled due to illness.

Whew! February has been a rough month for the Perfect Coven authors.

We will (we hope) be back next week!

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2/15/2018 Weekly Update

2/14/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Skype & Write was cancelled for life reasons, but we’ve been working individually, so there are some things to report. 

VDay Tree

This just looks like it was done with witchery, doesn’t it?

First, we are all working on our first-round plot points for the next trilogy. We will begin actively plotting and outlining soon, so we need an idea of what we want to do in the next books.

Mickie is still pushing hard to get Charlie’s Web completed and turned over to Sid and James.

Sid has completed her revision pass on Cursebreaker’s Dance; she needs to do one fast read-thru, then it will go back to Mickie and James for a final pass.

So Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and we will be back next week!

2/8/2018 Weekly Update

2/7/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write

This Wednesday was our monthly meeting. We were set to discuss plot points for the next trilogy; however, this devolved into worldbuilding for the next trilogy (as so often happens). That said, the worldbuilding does translate somewhat into plot points, so we sort of did and sort of didn’t talk about the next trilogy. Next week, we will do some discussion of at least the opening points, and then we have scheduled a writing session.

James has published the January blog post, available here or on our Perfect Coven Wattpad.

Sid is 73% through the Cursebreaker’s Dance revisions, and is also hard at work on the February blog post.

Mickie is still wrangling Charlie’s Web into shape, a job made rather more difficult by a certain part of our discussion last night. Oops.

That’s all for now. We may or may not be here next week, due to the holiday. Updates will be posted.

2/2/2018 Weekly Update

2/1/2018 → Thursday Skype & Write

Skyping was cancelled on Wednesday the 31st for work reasons, so we skyped and wrote on Thursday this week. Surprise!

We talked a bit about everyone’s progress and our next meeting, where we will start throwing out plot points for our next set of novels. January has been a crazy month for everyone, so we doubt we’ll all  have hammered out every plot point we want to cover, but we have agreed to at least have some starting points. Next week should be an interesting discussion.

Charlie’s Web is coming along. Mickie had some unexpected difficulties this month; she got the flu, then her cat also became ill, so she got off track. However, both she and Pookie are on the road to recovery and Mickie is moving forward again. She’s refocused and reset her goals, so let’s wish her luck…and no more flu!

James also had some setbacks in January, but he’s recovered and the January blog has been completed. It’s a short story and should be published in the next few days. This one is a great addition to the world of the Perfect Coven!

Sid only had one minor setback in January – two days lost to illness – so she expects February to monkey wrench everything she has planned. That said, she is 65% of the way through her revisions on Cursebreaker’s Dance, which means that she will hopefully meet her deadline of having the revised manuscript back to James and Mickie by March 31st. Also, she has written somewhere between ½ and ⅓ of the February blog. It’s dense, and there have been some surprises, but she’s staying focused and hopes to have it substantially worked out within the next couple of weeks.

That’s all for this week, but we’ll be back next week with a new update.

1/25/2018 Weekly Update

1/24/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Skype & Write was cancelled last night for life reasons. These things happen.

However, that does not mean nothing has been done. In fact, there are Many Things That Have Been Accomplished.

Mickie has successfully imported the Charlie’s Web manuscript into Scrivener, and  is over halfway through her update!

Sid is 50.22% through her current revision pass on Cursebreaker’s Dance, which puts her well on track to completion by her deadline date of 3/31/2018. She has also begun writing the February 2018 Perfect Coven blog post, though she is still doing some research as well. It’s going to be a difficult post to write, as there is a lot of information to convey, but she does hope to actually publish on time.

Speaking of blog posts, James is cranking on the January entry. It seems to be growing, so we’re pretty excited to read it, though he has threatened to break it into two posts and leave us with a cliffhanger on the first half! Nervy Emoticon

 

1/11/2018 Weekly Update

1/10/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write

This week was a Writing Wednesday, and was quite productive, in spite of some kerfluffles for Sid. Still, she (finally) made the meeting and Things Were  Accomplished.

Mickie is feeling much love for Scrivener these days. She says it’s really working for her in pulling together all her various bits and pieces and adding a final polish to this draft of Charlie’s Web before she hands it off to James and Sid for their comments. Mickie also likes the ability to take notes within the program, and says she’s already made herself some revision comments for the next draft, though she isn’t actively revising as yet because she wants to get notes from Sid and James before she dives deep into revision territory.

Speaking of revisions, Sid is back at it with Cursebreaker’s Dance; the revisions are 37.67% completed as of 1/10/2018.

Sid spent Writing Wednesday researching, making more notes, and refining her prior notes for the February blog. She intends to have it done and published in February this time! Trufax! She will once again be writing about the Deva, and this blog is important because it will directly impact future books. She is also giving thought to  her next book, as the plot point/outlining meeting (deadline) is fast approaching. EEK!

James added 314 words to the January blog post, which will be a short story this month. Mickie and Sid know a bit about the story already, and are eager for the world to be able to read it!

1/4/2018 Weekly Update

1/3/2018 → Wednesday Skype & Write → MONTHLY MEETING

The January monthly meeting was very productive. We had quite a lively discussion which, as always, led to some worldbuilding. We delved into familiars, their origins, and bonding habits with witches. We also discussed a prominent political family of PCEarth, and their occasionally shady practices, which will impact the story later on, so that’s all I’m saying for now.

The other important thing we accomplished involved our plans for the coming year. We laid out a map of where we we want to go this year with Perfect Coven. We discussed goals and deadlines, and pledged each other some non-Skype writing time in order to meet our stated deadlines. 2018 is the year we need to be serious about pitching this series and getting it out for the world to see!