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. It is 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.
You should know Derek is not stupid. He knows the consequences of his actions by letting Maddox get close to Adira, but he also cares about two people deeply and puts their feelings above his own. He’s a little brother in spirit, and it’s embedded in his DNA as the little brother. | Also, I should let you know I was in the bathroom with Adira for two days trying to write this scene. TWO DAYS | I’m really starting to detest her sister, but she’s acting like an older sister should act. ugh… Do you think Adira should be okay going back to her old self and want Derek and Maddox? Do you think she can convince Derek they need Maddox in their lives and damn the rest of the world? Also, I need to know if the conversation between Adira and Adra was clear enough or if you get confused by who was talking. LMK all this in the comments |
Final question: Are you #TeamDerek or #TeamMaddox?
PS Another writer asked why I keep such detailed track of my story on my website. Whenever I post a new episode, I go to my website and make a new blog with stats about the word count, progress, and other tracking information. I also added the new episode release phone and author’s notes there as well.
I’ll explain it to her as I explain it here: I like seeing my progress on my story to know I’m moving forward in my heart. I may never get comments, shares, likes, or anything else, but I know that I can hear myself, and sometimes, that’s all that matters when you’re in the thick of things and need something to help guide you through the chaos.
Okay, enough ranting… xoxo
My current writing process – Word count update: 21,449
I’m working in LivingWriter.com on the story. I’m trying to move away from Google docs.
I like adding my author’s notes (keep track of what I say and offer more words without worrying about a word count like when I type it fresh in the 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 enjoy. 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.