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.
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Chapter update: 11/1/2023
What happened in this chapter (Chapters 22 & 23)
Alexa is suspicious of Adra’s visit to the office. Maddox is occupied with the temporary custody agreement he has to sign. Adira remembers the night with Derek and Maddox. It’s the one thing that gets her finally to sleep after giving up the right to her child for four months.
Derek comes to the office to confront Maddox.
When you’ve been taught to abide by the good book all your life, there is much to go through when you want to step away from morals and values. I don’t know if this is from my past (probably so), but I didn’t want to make it so easy to love outside of the norm. It shouldn’t be. It’s not supposed to make the book longer but to give the reader a chance to see the human struggle play out in real time.
If you’re curious if Derek will make an appearance, then keep reading. Like I said, I swear it’s not to keep your attention, but as if life things don’t just happen. Let me know what you think of the story so far.
I should have taken that initial scene that starts chapter/episode 23 and put it in chapter/episode 22. But I struggled through the last one so hard I just wanted to be done with it.
I’ll probably make changes in the final ebook & print (if I remember). At this point in the story, we have hit the over 50k word mark! Ya me. I’m on track if I continue with the momentum. Pray for me, and let me know what you think.
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Writer’s Notes: – word count –56,544
COMPANIONSHIP AND SERIALS… RELATED TO THIS STORY
Other companionship books
His Substitute Wife… Her Sister – Nevada (she appears in others, but this is where she starts)
Continue following this post or read other updated posts to see this companionship books list grow (or read ALL my books so you’re already familiar with them when they pop in.)
Answers to Frequent Questions
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!
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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.