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Writing Timeline Update

Hey there boys and girls! It's been a minute since I've been here.

I've actually been on the road traveling with my husband. I have been spending the last four weeks trying to juggle working my day job, helping my husband with his jobs for his business, and writing Draft 1 of Book 4. Yes, that's right. I've still been working on that draft. I know it seems like I've been working on it forever. It's probably because I have.

BUT! This post is not another complaining post where I wonder what happened to all my motivation. This post is actually an update to my writing timeline - because, boy and girls, I actually have updates to add! It has been forever since I've had something to add to this timeline and I'm super excited about it.

Without further ado, my updated writing timeline:

Book 1 -

>Outline in October 2018

>Draft 1 started and completed in November 2018

>Physical copy printed and first draft of blurb written in December 2018

>Started Draft 2 (a rewrite) in January 2019

>Finished Draft 2 in April 2019

>Started Draft 3 in April 2019

>Finished Draft 3 June 8, 2019

>Printed Draft 3 on June 10, 2019

>Sent Draft 3 to Alpha Reader on June 18, 2019

>Got feedback from Alpha Reader on June 20, 2019

>Started Draft 4 in June 2019

>Finished Draft 4 August 28, 2019

>Started Draft 5 July 11, 2020

>Finished Draft 5 July 31, 2020

Book 2 -

>First 5,000 words in January 2019

>Outline on June 29, 2019

>Started Draft 1 on July 1, 2019

>Reoutline of book in November 2019

>Finished Draft 1 on December 18th, 2019

>Printed first draft on December 19th, 2019

>Started Draft 2 August 3, 2020

Prequel -

>Outline in October 2019

>First draft started December 19th, 2019

>First draft finished December 31st, 2019

>Printed first draft January 6th, 2020

>Edit started/finished January 12th, 2020

>Started Draft 3 July 9, 2020

>Finished Draft July 11, 2020

Book 3 -

>Outline started January 1st, 2020

>Outline finished January 6th, 2020

>First draft started January 1st, 2020

>First draft shifted February 15th, 2020

>Finished first draft April 6th, 2020

Book 4 -

>Outline started April 7th, 2020

>First draft started April 7th, 2020

>First draft finished on July 8th, 2020

>Printed first draft on July 13, 2020

There you have it. My updated work in progress timeline. I am doing one more round on Book 1 because I have some location information I need to add, but other than that, it's complete. My prequel is complete and waiting on a blurb and cover. These should all be published in 2021 so I have a lot of work to get done to get these ready to publish. Time to get back to the editing!

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