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Overwhelm, layers and the BookKaR?

Imma jump right in because there’s only so much I can say about how cold I am right now...



My good ol’ pal, Mackenzie (Think. Eat. Write. Read.) and I are writing a series together. We have book one’s first draft finished, and after a month’s break we are going back through and rereading it.

And man, is it stressful.

If I could describe this first draft - or any first draft, for that matter - as anything, it would be a pair of well-loved jeans. There are holes, frayed edges and even though you love how they fit, they’re on their last leg (HAH) and it’s almost time for an upgrade.

In enters Stress and Overwhelm.

Welcome to the party!

I have written several first drafts, but never have I gone about actually editing them. It’shard. It’s scary. Sometimes I HATE it. But it’s something I need to learn.

I keep saying take it one step at a time, take your time, this will work out, but friend, it’s still icky. Saying it will get better doesn’t make the hard work of building a story any less... work.

Saying it will get better doesn't make the hard work of your goal any less... work.


This is where all the layers of what we’ve discussed intersect.

Here, we break things down. We get messy. We strive for authenticity. We work, we push, we cry, we keep staring at that end goal and thinking about how desperately we want it.We step back when it becomes too much.

Is that what you need to do?


Take your weekend to relax, breaks things down and allow yourself some time to breathe. Go over what you know, research what you don’t and open your hands when you need help.


ANNOUNCEMENT

Friend, you know I would never share something with you unless I was truly passionate about it (including my own projects or someone else’s). My friend Mackenzie and I have been hard at work writing our book series, putting together an eBook, crafting quizzes and sneak peeks and so much more. So, it would mean the world to us if you checked out what we were up to. We have some big plans we want to take action on, so following us along on our journey will help keep us accountable. ;)

I’ll give you some links to play with below, but I sat that if you sign-up for our free newsletter, you will receive TWO sneak peeks of our work and access to our library... :)

The Visionaries Description

Genevieve Arden has had to be the provider in her family for as long as she could remember. On the slip side, ice cream scooper by day, secret superstar by night Maria Bullard has had everything handed to her since the day she was born. The two live separate lives until one day they are joined together by Noah, the hyper boy with the ratty coffee thermos, and the kidnapping of Gen’s sister, Callie.

Despite their differences, will they be able to work together to get Callie back?

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Comments

  1. Who is this Mackenzie you speak of? I'd like to meet her, she sounds... peculiar.

    And this book sounds so epic, yo. Can I have 1,142,012 copies? Noah seems like a babe. ;)

    xx Kenz

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  2. Also, I just want to say thank you... For putting so much hard work into this, Rosie, and for sticking with me every step of the way. I honestly wouldn't have made it this far without you (yeah, I know it's a collab, but still...). You are the most talented writer I know and this is truly a blessing to write with you. <3

    *emerges from the shadows* ...conco.

    Your hectic writing buddy,
    Kenz

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  3. I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

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  4. THE BOOK SOUNDS SO AMAZINGGGG *flails for years*

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  5. Nice article, thank you for the sharing

    arron
    NREC

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