About the book:
Derek seeks revenge on ex-friend Maddox Ryan for a deadly fire he thinks killed his fiance, Adira. He sabotages Maddox Ryan’s philanthropy firm but discovers his former friend’s innocence. As the sabotage continues, everyone outside of their throuple becomes prime suspects. A tale of betrayal, revenge, and the complex bonds of friendship with second chances.
I’ll keep you posted when the initial post is up but you can also follow me on Amazon on my author’s page
I corrected where I said two to four years in the last episode. Thanks for that reader (one reader) for catching that. Maddox is a very complex man. Albeit he wants the lust but not the love that comes with a relationship, and if he had his way, he’d love to dip in and out of Adira’s life (literally) without the worry that she’d be alone. They’ll conversate about this more, but for now, know that Maddox knows his faults and is willing to give up on lust to have the friendship he needs. Please let me know your thoughts on Maddox. And do you think Derek suspects his friend’s lust and is playing the innocent? If you want to dive deep into Derek’s “thing,” check out Delilah’s Desire. Also, Nevada appears in other books as well. REMEMBER your likes, comments, and shares energize me to write more. We’ll be on the Monday and Wednesday schedule, but if you guys are good, I could drop an extra on Friday. Help me, help you finish the story. LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and if you have them, FAVE! Thanks in advance.
My current writing process
I’m working in LivingWriter.com on the story. I’m trying to move away from Google docs.
I like that I can add my author’s notes (keep track of what I say and offer more words without worrying about a word count like I do when I type it fresh in kindle vella platform.
I’m also using storyoriginapp.com to keep up with my word count and offer beta copies behind a paywall for my premium and alpha readers. This is fun and exciting. Maybe I’ll offer it over on my site in a full book later. We’ll see how the turnout comes.
I’m using my blog to track my writer’s thoughts. I can’t share the deep ones in the Author’s Notes; only real writers can understand.
So I did use ChatGPT to help me outline after giving it a detailed synopsis (about a page long) but I’m finding myself moving a lot of things around at least having an outline to remember a lot of the things I’d have to come back and add.
It’s my first time using ChatGPT on a live book, and I hope this will help this paper write a lot faster so I can give my readers the chapters.
Moving things around meaning, a lot of the things ChatGPT told me to write in Chapters 3 and 4 I managed to manipulate in Chapter 1, and then in Chapter 4, I’m pulling from Chapters 5 and six, so I’m a little ahead of the game, but I’m still following The Save the Cat method in my telling of the story.
Having the outline makes me write more because I know where I’m going, and I can map out in my head better how to get to scenes faster and not be so wordy.
My editing process.”
I use Grammarly, which works well in Livingwriter and then I’ll post it in my Kindle Vella, check the grammar some more, read it out loud, and then if I’m satisfied, I’ll post it.
Got questions? Ask away in the comments. I’m eager to share my journey and work out any confusion.
Don’t forget the companionship stories are Eve’s Deception (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON) and Delilah’s Desire (IN THE KINDLE VELLA LIBRARY) / While you’re waiting for the next episodes, grab those and other to catch up in The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard. Want to talk about the book with the author? Join the FB Group Sylvia Hubbard’s Lit World
The Premium member link version will have questions and challenges which I hope you all partake in. But we did get the image from them. (Derek looks so handsome)
If you’d like to be an Alpha reader, tap me in the comments or DM me on my social media. Swag is promised for reader love and reviews. (You must get an account with storyoriginapp.com)
If you are a Premium Member, you can start reading for FREE – no tokens necessary by going into your member section. Sign in to the main Member page by clicking here and then go to the link to start reading the chapters. I hope you answer the questions and do the challenges because the one that does the most gets the best swag!
Other companionship books
His Substitute Wife… Her Sister – Nevada (she appears in others but this is where she starts)
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Here we go… on to the next chapter / or episode as they say in Kindle Vella land
How’s your writing and reading journey going? Let me know in the comments.