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Re: Non-Publishing Victories Day #NPV

Dharma Kelleher
 

Way to crush it, Bess!

I’ve made progress on the outline for my next novel. About 60% done. 

And today I migrated my website from the old host to WP Engine. It loads so much faster now. Pop!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Sep 6, 2019, at 9:06 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

How is everyone's week going?

i'm feeling pretty good about myself because I've written 1,200 words a day this week, because I was a thousand short last week. I didn't really think I could keep up this kind of momentum for as long as I have; in the past I've been a much spottier writer.
But this week, I'm crushing it.

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Non-Publishing Victories Day #NPV

Bess Carnan
 

How is everyone's week going?

i'm feeling pretty good about myself because I've written 1,200 words a day this week, because I was a thousand short last week. I didn't really think I could keep up this kind of momentum for as long as I have; in the past I've been a much spottier writer.
But this week, I'm crushing it.

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

Brenda Buchanan
 

I recently finished the first draft of what I hope will be the first in a new series about Maine lesbian criminal defense lawyer Neva Pierce.  The working title is MISGUIDED. 

I'm deep in the revision weeds, and happily so.  If anyone has interest in swapping beta reads, I hope this will be ready sometime this fall.

Thanks!

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

Bess Carnan
 

Kick asterisk, everyone!

I'm sorry the work-cation didn't work out, Kristen. Guess it's time for a do-over!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

Stefani Deoul
 

Congrats Kristen! Keep going Bess and Cheryl!

I just turned in my 3rd Sid Rubin book, and have begun a one-hour pilot script for an idea I have.  That should either float or sink by the time my edits come back :)

Cheers All,
Stef.

Stefani Deoul
Author, Sid Rubin Silicon Alley Adventures


PS - Sorry about the Hilton Head thing.

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

Kristen Lepionka <kristenlepionka+q@...>
 

I turned in my 4th Roxane Weary book to my editor yesterday and now I don't have a WIP--strange feeling. I was working on a vacation in Hilton Head but the resort was under a mandatory evacuation on Monday at 12pm, so that didn't work out so well...

Re: What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

cheryl head
 

Working on a stand-alone mystery. 53K in and writing furiously.
Happy Wednesday!
ch

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:33 PM Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:
The hurricane curled far enough away from us that it's just another grey, rainy day here in Orlando. The perfect time to hear everyone's stories!
What are you working on? 

I'm about 14,000 words into my cat rescuer manuscript and haven't entirely lost interest yet, so it's so far, so good!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com



--
Cheryl Head
Author, Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries
Director of Inclusion, Golden Crown Literary Society

What's your Work In Progress? #WIPWeds

Bess Carnan
 

The hurricane curled far enough away from us that it's just another grey, rainy day here in Orlando. The perfect time to hear everyone's stories!
What are you working on? 

I'm about 14,000 words into my cat rescuer manuscript and haven't entirely lost interest yet, so it's so far, so good!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: First Monday of the Month! Time for Goals! #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

That's pretty exciting! 

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: First Monday of the Month! Time for Goals! #Goals

Dharma Kelleher
 

I’m starting to dip my toe into recording my audiobooks. I have the equipment set up in a walk-in closet with comforters hung all around. I posted a pic on my FB page. 

I hope to record some short stories as I improve my reading skills. Putting the voice in #OwnVoices. 

I also hope to finish the outline for my next lesbian outlaw biker novel. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Sep 2, 2019, at 1:25 PM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

September has arrived. What are you hoping to get done this month with your writing?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

First Monday of the Month! Time for Goals! #Goals

Bess Carnan
 

September has arrived. What are you hoping to get done this month with your writing?

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Neil Plakcy
 

I finally finished reviewing all the Mahu books, got them formatted, and all but one uploaded to the sales sites. Whew! That was a lot of work, and not very emotionally rewarding, though I did get emotional a few times reading particular scenes.

I am really dying to get back to creative work, but I have two more non-series romances I got back from MLR and I'm reading through one of them now. I already have a killer new cover for it so I'm dying to get it out to people, especially because it's funny in a way I forgot that I know how to write.

This book, GayLife.com, was my first gay romance, written back in 1999 when I was under-worked at a company that put me in a little office on a warehouse floor. I had nothing to do with the warehouse workers and my boss hardly ever came by. I'd finish whatever I had to do, then turn to this book. The company had disabled the floppy disk drives, so I used to save to the hard drive, then email the work to myself at home, then delete. And to think I wrote a whole book like that!

Neil Plakcy

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 10:49 AM Leslie Karst <ljkarst@...> wrote:
I finished the first draft of my WIP, number five in my Sally Solari mysteries! Yippee!

Leslie Karst
--
Author of the Sally Solari Mystery Series (Crooked Lane Books)
      MURDER FROM SCRATCH   
      DEATH AL FRESCO
      A MEASURE OF MURDER
      DYING FOR A TASTE
   

Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Dharma Kelleher
 

Congrats Anne and Leslie!

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Aug 31, 2019, at 7:48 AM, Leslie Karst <ljkarst@...> wrote:

I finished the first draft of my WIP, number five in my Sally Solari mysteries! Yippee!

Leslie Karst
--
Author of the Sally Solari Mystery Series (Crooked Lane Books)
      MURDER FROM SCRATCH   
      DEATH AL FRESCO
      A MEASURE OF MURDER
      DYING FOR A TASTE
   

Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Leslie Karst
 

I finished the first draft of my WIP, number five in my Sally Solari mysteries! Yippee!

Leslie Karst
--
Author of the Sally Solari Mystery Series (Crooked Lane Books)
      MURDER FROM SCRATCH   
      DEATH AL FRESCO
      A MEASURE OF MURDER
      DYING FOR A TASTE
   

Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Anne
 

I’m working on a brand new book, inching along with words on paper, backstories, character sketches—the usual. It’s that stage where the project seems, and is, monumental. But I’m excited with the possibilities. 

Anne
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Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Catherine Maiorisi
 

My achievement this week: I continued to slog through writing my WIP despite an overwhelming desire to just hang out and read other people’s books.

Catherine Maiorisi



On Aug 30, 2019, at 11:11 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

What did everyone achieve this week? Unstick a plot? Successful networking? Time to crow!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com







Re: What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Dharma Kelleher
 

I got my edits back from my editor, and she really loved the story. 

Also sent out the latest issue of The Gritty Gritty, which features an interview with our own Greg Herren. 

Peace out,
Dharma Kelleher

Gritty Crime Fiction with a Feminist Kick


On Aug 30, 2019, at 8:11 AM, Bess Carnan <BCarnan@...> wrote:

What did everyone achieve this week? Unstick a plot? Successful networking? Time to crow!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

What did you achieve this week? #NPV

Bess Carnan
 

What did everyone achieve this week? Unstick a plot? Successful networking? Time to crow!

--

Bess
writer of unconventional mysteries
www.BessCarnanBooks.com

Re: August goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

Thanks, Eliot.

Catherine

On Aug 29, 2019, at 4:29 PM, Eliot <eliotp@...> wrote:

Good luck to you and your wife!

Eliot


From: main@queercrimewriters.groups.io <main@queercrimewriters.groups.io> on behalf of Catherine Maiorisi <cmaiorisi@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:15 PM
To: queercrimewriters@groups.io <queercrimewriters@groups.io>
Subject: [Queercrimewriters] August goals
 
I hit the 40,000 word goal for August yesterday and will probably have a couple thousand more by the the 31st but it’s been slow going. I’m aiming  for a first draft of about 90K by mid October when my wife is having knee replacement surgery, so not quite halfway there.

One of these days I’ll dream up a simple murder with obvious suspects to investigate, clues to follow and an easy solution but that’s not this book.

Catherine



The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com








The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com







Re: August goals

Catherine Maiorisi
 

I like it, Stefani. Making notes for the fourth NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery - A Simple Murder. A gunshot. The killer is standing there holding a smoking gun. Chiara interviews the five witnesses and makes an arrest.

As soon as I finish the monster I’m working on. I started to say ballbuster but you know…

Catherine

On Aug 29, 2019, at 4:17 PM, Stefani Deoul <stefanideoul@...> wrote:

Start with the title, "A Simple Murder" and then try not to muck it up!!!! :)
40K is pretty darn good!

The Blood Runs Cold 
A Matter of Blood - Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Readers rave: Complex characters, well-written, intelligent, page turner, clever plotting, multi-layered, intense, instantly hooks you, couldn’t put down

 http://www.catherinemaiorisi.com