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3 x 3 WiP and Tag, You’re It

I’ve made some new author friends, and Addison Albright, my new friend, has tagged me in the 3 x 3 WIP tag-around. I’ve been seeing a version floating around Facebook where just the first line of each of the first three chapters is shared, but this version calls for the first three lines of the first three chapters, so that’s what you’re getting.

So I don’t know how many authors friends I need to tag, but I will tag Carly Rose, Ashley John, and Dean Frech.

This is from my current wip, A Fighter’s Heart, who is with the lovely Carly, looking for a release really, really soon.

Chapter One:

Dominic “The Animal” Bennett stumbled back, shaking his head after taking an elbow to the face from his opponent. He needed to get his head in the game if he wanted to beat Jeffrey and still keep his MMA Heavyweight title. After they traded a few kicks, punches, and elbows, the bell finally rang ending the five minute second round.

Chapter Two:

Dom had forgotten that Summer had text him earlier letting him know that they needed to talk.

“Is this a bad time?” Summer asked adjusting the baby on her hip as she began to fuss.

“No, come in.” Dom moved out of the way and tried to process when Summer had, had a kid.

Chapter Three:

Riley Hall looked at his watch for the fifth time in the past twenty minutes. Gabriel, his boyfriend of one year, was late for their dinner date again. Riley tried to hold in his sigh as he realized only two minutes had passed.

“Sir, would you like some more wine?”

Simple Saturday: May 21, 2016

So I know I’m slacking a little, but it’s not as bad as before. I’m trying to keep up. I remember most days with out the alarm, then most days I ignore the alarm, but not on purpose.

So today, I will be posting the A Fighter’s Heart music list. I’m almost finished with AFH, I swear that finish line is there and I can taste it. But here are the tunes I mainly jam out to while writing A Fighter’s Heart. I listen to it on shuffle and repeat. It’s 3 hours and 14 minutes long, so it takes a while to start back to the beginning.

  1. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
  2. Earned It – The Weeend
  3. Like I’m Gonna Lose You Ft. John Legend – Meghan Trainor
  4. Walkashame – Meghan Trainor
  5. Chains – Nick Jonas
  6. Revival – Selena Gomez
  7. Same Old Love – Selena Gomez
  8. Nobody – Selena Gomez
  9. Perfect – Selena Gomez
  10. Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith
  11. Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
  12. Like I Can – Sam Smith
  13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  14. I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
  15. The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants – Selena Gomez
  16. Unapologize – Carrie Underwood
  17. Addicted – Kelly Clarkson
  18. I Almost Do – Taylor Swift
  19. 22 – Taylor Swift
  20. Too Close – Alex Clare
  21. Wasted – Carrie Underwood
  22. Never Again – Kelly Clarkson
  23. Someday When I Stop Loving You – Carrie Underwood
  24. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  25. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
  26. Can I Have A Kiss – Kelly Clarkson
  27. When You Were Gone – Avril Lavigne
  28. Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne
  29. Goodbye – Avril Lavigne
  30. Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
  31. Mr. Almost Ft. Shy Carter – Meghan Trainor
  32. Title – Meghan Trainor
  33. Bang Dem Sticks – Meghan Trainor
  34. Close Your Eyes – Meghan Trainor
  35. Stand By You – Rachel Platten
  36. Steal My Girl – One Direction
  37. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  38. You Don’t Know My Heart – Rachel Platten
  39. So Emotional – Christina Aguilera
  40. Love For All Seasons – Christina Aguilera
  41. Somebody’s Somebody – Christina Aguilera
  42. Candyman- Christina Aguilera
  43. Hurt – Christina Aguilera
  44. Mercy On Me – Christina Aguilera
  45. Save Me From Myself – Christina Aguilera
  46. The Right Man – Christina Aguilera
  47. Close Ft. Tove Lo – Nick Jonas
  48. Just Give Me A Reason Ft. Nate Ruess – Pink
  49. Second Wind – Kelly Clarkson
  50. Bad Reputation – Kelly Clarkson
  51. Nostalgic – Kelly Clarkson

Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a lot. Until next time.

 

Simple Saturday: Update

Ok so it’s me again. I know, I am rather iffy when it comes to blog posts, but I have sworn to myself to change that. I have a reminder on my phone to tell me to make the blog post for the next day. I know that’s really sad, but I find it to be helpful these past two days.

What the heck am I up to? If you check the blog and look in the corner where the little progress bars are, you know that A Fighter’s Heart is steady climbing up there. Although I haven’t updated it recently. At the time of this post, AFH is at 45242 words. I have also joined a critiquing group with some wonderful people and the ones working on AFH have given me some invaluable feedback on the story. I have a feeling this will be my best book yet. So if all goes to plan, and sweet baby Jesus, I hope that they do, I should have it published by mid-July or sooner, but let’s cross our fingers for mid-July though.

What comes after that, Loving His Mercenary will be released in the summer time as well. Then comes the next story in the Red Moon Pack series. Hopefully by then I will know if I want to write it like Mated, or if they will be two stand-alones.

I may have not been active with the blog, but I swear I have been writing.

Until next time.

Vanessa

Simple Saturday: May 30, 2015

So let me set the mood for you. I am sitting at my computer, listening to my Google Play, while I get the post ready for Teaser Thursday. My two girls are sitting in the living room with me. There minding there business on the couch. The oldest is watching television, while the youngest is writing in one of my notebooks. Everything is going well.

Until I hear my son screaming “mommy, mommy” frantically. I get up to see what’s wrong, when he is running from the bathroom, fixing his clothes.

Me: What’s the matter?

Son: The bathroom scared me.

So, now I’m curious.

Me: What scared you?

I ask as I walk towards the closed bathroom door. Maybe it was a bug or fly.

Son: The toilet scared me.

Now, I’m trying to contain my laughter. I look at the toilet and the lid is closed. So I state logically.

Me: Maybe when you stood up it the lid closed on you. It’s okay.

He looks at me then the toilet before saying okay. As we are leaving the bathroom, the microwave timer goes off, letting me know my tater tots are almost done. He announces this to me like we did not just have to investigate the bathroom.

Now let’s fast forward 20 minutes.

I’m in the kitchen while I finish fixing my food. When I hear my oldest say, “Wow, you’re strong let’s do that again.” “What the hell,” comes from me, because she’s talking to a three year old. How strong can he be? I go investigate and find my oldest laying on the couch, while my son tries to pull the pillow from under her head. Both of them are cracking up.

I look around the room because there is a child missing. I go look in the bedrooms and find her sitting on my son’s bed coloring in his coloring book with her back to me.

Me: What are you doing?

Youngest: Looks at me before throwing the coloring book and crayon, then pushing it away from her for good measure. Slide off the bed, then run into the living room as if she wasn’t doing anything wrong.

Kids, I tell you!

Simple Saturday: May 23, 2015

In recent events, I just moved. Yay!, NO, let me tell you, moving is a beast. First you have to find a place you want to live, and hope that it’s still on the market and don’t look at places before you are actually ready to move because you get your heart set on one place and then when you are ready to move somebody else moved there. Son of a sea biscuit. That happened a few times.

Okay now you found the place you want to live, you need to apply for the place. What makes someone not get a place to live? Random thought.

Then after you pay the deposit, then the first month or pro rated rent, you get your keys.

Now the old place you lived in, you have to pack everything, realize that you have a boat load of stuff, let the property manager know your moving, then go through a checklist of things you need to do, in hopes of getting your deposit back.

After you did all of that, and move everything to the new place, you have to unpack. Which you didn’t like the packing part to begin with, now you have to unpack everything you just recently put into boxes and garbage bags. (Don’t judge me, I ran out of boxes.)

As your unpacking you take back that fact that you have a boat load of stuff, you start thinking you have a shit ton of stuff and you don’t no where to put all of it.

Besides the moving part, you need to change everything with the old address on it. You realize that you give your address to a lot of people and hope to beans that you didn’t forget anybody.

Now your done packing, and changing your address, you pray that you don’t move for a really long time.

Weird Dreams!

The Avengers (2012) Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

So I had a dream last night/this morning and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) was in it. Now I’m more of a Chris Hemsworth (Thor) kind of girl. Now some parts are fuzzy, but needless to say I was not his love interest in my dream. Which is a damn shame, it was my dream. At one point in time he was missing. Then he came back, where he was in a relationship with a guy. Then all of a sudden he’s in a tank with a shark asking for his true love in a microphone. Then everybody is turning to look at a dog. Yeah I know confusing. I think I need to tell my subconscious that I need to be the love interest of any hot man starring in my dreams!