Tenacity Prime Episode 7: Baby Boot Camp

https://www.wattpad.com/875237583-tenacity-prime-episode-7-baby-boot-camp Another one! I’ll be publishing episodes every Tuesday until the series is finished. I’m planning on 10 episodes but it might be less, we’ll see. TP was meant to be a little experiment, and I’d like to (temporarily?), wrap it up so I can put my full focus on finishing my novel. If Dark…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 6: Poetry Slam

It’s up! I did a little experimenting and switched to first person narrative for this chapter. I am partial to third person, but I thought first person might improve this story. https://www.wattpad.com/870827665-tenacity-prime-episode-6-poetry-slam

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Update and TP Episode 5: Dinner Party

What’s kept me from writing these past months is my negative feelings about myself. I can’t tell you how many times I opened a blank document with the intent to say something, then talked myself out of it. I’ve reviewed chapters of my book draft, not editing, just judging.  The short version of why I…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 4: Saturday with Molly

Click here to read Tenacity Prime Episode 4! I realized that there’s no reason for me to post each episode on my blog and on Wattpad, so from now on I’ll only post on Wattpad and link the episode here. If you have issues reading on Wattpad, let me know, and I’ll go back to…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 3: New Boy Part 2

Lauren and Stephanie walked Ben to the door of his Intro to Tenacity Prime Elite Force class after lunch.  “You’ll have to tell us what class is like, I’ve heard it’s super intense,” Lauren said. “This class really shouldn’t be intense, it’s mostly informational, I think,” Ben said.  He observed his fellow classmates as they…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 2: New Boy Part 1

“We have very strict behavioral standards here on Tenacity.”  A smooth, pleasant voice filled the air as Benjamin Westley entered the kitchen of his family’s new living quarters. It was the morning of his first day of school on the space station. Dean was lounging on the soft white leather couch in the living room,…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 1: Welcome to Tenacity

“Go ahead.” Dean Westley gently pressed his son Benjamin’s shoulder blade with the palm of his hand, encouraging him towards a cheery blonde woman with a microchip gun in hand. “Why do I have to go first?” Benjamin mumbled over his shoulder. “Go, Ben.” Ben flushed red and stepped towards the young woman bearing a…

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Do You Need to Rest?

Are you okay with resting? I thought I was, until recently. I realized I feel a lot of shame around getting the amount of rest that my body tells me I need. I tried to base my need for rest on what other people are capable of, but like they taught us in kindergarten, everybody’s…

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Second Draft Observations

In the thick of my second draft of Dark House. Here are some observations I’ve had so far. Rewriting isn’t as scary as it seems – As I’ve mentioned in a couple of other posts, there was a major character trait that I had to write out of the first half of the book, because…

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Overcoming Perfection

Me: Writes post about overcoming perfectionism, starts by changing the title ten times in a row. I have perfectionist tendencies. For me, perfectionism means scrutinizing everything I do, say, and think, and rarely measuring up to my own standards. I think in black and white terms: good or bad, smart or stupid, perfect or unacceptable.…

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