8/9/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Writing session last night; unfortunately, the heads-down-fingers-on-keyboard meetings make for really boring updates. Perhaps I need to start taking screenshots of the cat visitors we get when writing in order to add a bit of color.

That said, yes, it was heads down and tap-tap-tapping away last night. We are working diligently to meet our self-imposed deadline.

There is one small update to the blogsite. We’ve added to the Links page; Sid added a couple of authors she likes, and a couple of useful sites for writers.

Tune in next week for another (probably short because revising) update!

8/2/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write — MONTHLY MEETING

Yesterday was our monthly meeting. Sid submitted a timeline update, and the group agreed on a deadline for having the first trilogy completed and ready for pitching. It’s not too far off – yay! We are very, very close now.

We set some individual, smaller, monthly goals as well. We seem to work better when we have stated goals and deadlines for each other.

Finally, we have updated our blogsite with some contact information. There are email addresses as well as a contact form for your use. However, the easiest by far is to use the contact form. So, feel free to drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!

7/26/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Last night, for the first time in a while, we did an actual writing session. The timer was set, fingers poised over keyboards, and off we went!

Mickie and James both spent the time on reading/editing/critiquing Cursebreaker’s Dance. They should be finished soon, and will pass the book back to Sid for another round of revisions. She’s looking forward to diving into this third (or is it the fourth?) draft of the book. This should be the final draft, the one that will be included in the pitch package.

Sid worked on the August blog, which she sincerely hopes will come together and actually be published in August (meaning within deadline). For August, she’s returned to the supernaturals in PCEarth series.

As previously discussed, we are working on the blog site with an eye to turning it into an actual, interactive website in the future. That said, we’ve made some updates you may wish to check out.

Blog updates:

  • We’ve added some new questions – with answers! – to the FAQ
  • We have updated the Links with a list of where the Perfect Coven can be found on social media
  • There is now a link in the Other Projects section for M. L. James’s other urban fantasy series, Wake The Clans

After reading this update, please poke around the blogsite and let us know what you like, what you don’t, and if there’s anything else you might like to see!

7/19/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Skyping, but writing consisted of note-taking. However, we have made significant progress with plotting the second set of books, the Ortho, Siren, Were Trilogy.

We have plotted out the details of the overarching storyline, and how we will sprinkle those snippets throughout the three books – meaning we’re deciding who shows what in which book; fun, fun, fun!

We also discussed what new characters will be introduced in this trilogy as well as what secondary characters from the first trilogy will take center stage in the second.

Finally, we did some minor character building, mostly for the first and second books, Chloe’s Quest and Siren’s Secret.

We also established the final timelines for Cursebreaker’s Dance and Jasper’s Song; still working on Charlie’s Web. We’ll consolidate those timelines, so we can jump into planning when events will happen in the next trilogy.

For now, James is working on finalizing his read-through of the current version of Cursebreaker’s Dance. Sid is working on the August blog, and an outline for the Shaman, Water, Bard Trilogy synopsis. Mickie is working on getting her current draft of Charlie’s Web ready for edit and critique.

Tune in next week for more updates!

7/12/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

Here’s the thing – the Muses have been darting in and tapping us in the creativity, but work obligations have all three of us underwater right now.

What that means in plain language is that we’re all itching to get to the writing, but life keeps getting in the way. So, there have been some discussions and ideas thrown around, but not much actual word count. Still, James has a great idea for July blog, Sid has an idea for the first paragraph of the Shaman, Water, Bard Trilogy synopsis, and Mickie is wrestling with the ending of Charlie’s Web.

We’ll take what we can get from the Muses; it’s been a rough, dry summer so far.