Micro Fiction Piece

I wanted to run and hide. I wanted to forget everything concerning him. His taste. His smell. His touch. I didn’t want to remember him anymore, but, I still did.
Why? I don’t understand. I don’t have the answer. I only am left with the feelings that he left me with. The deep impact that his presence leaves me with. He lingers. Still. He lingers. It hurts, though. It hurts too deeply for me to voice, so that’s why I’m writing it out.
His name? Let’s call him Blake. Blake was everything to me. The man I wanted to have a life with. The man I wanted to share my life with.
And I wan’t enough for him.
That hurt like hell, but I got over it. Moved on. Forgave him. In the long run, he wasn’t worth it. Hating him wasn’t worth it. Thinking about him hurting wasn’t worth it.
So, I moved on from Blake… and learned to love myself.

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On Finishing First Drafts: Short Stories

Hi, lovely souls!

Well, I have done it again: I have finished two short story drafts in the span of a few months. I got a late start on writing this year, and of course, plans shifted. I started over completely.

With ideas anyway.

But two ideas kept nagging me. Begging me to write them. So, I did. And oddly, they didn’t take very long to draft either.

The first story short I finished is not in my genre at all and totally out of my comfort zone. I’ll call that project #ProjectWave. #ProjectWave is a psychological thriller that needs a lot of work. Or maybe, it doesn’t. I haven’t read it, or even thought about it, honestly, since I printed out two copies and put it away in my writer closet downstairs. But I am planning on editing it, at least once, before compiling it with several other short stories into a secret project for next year. So, there’s that. 🙂

The second short I finished yesterday evening. This short is near and dear to my heart for a myriad of different reasons. This is another story that I’ve tried to *not* write for years. Finally, i finished it. Not a novel, not a novella, but I’m proud that I finished it. I’ll call this one #ProjectNasir. Like #ProjectWave, #ProjectNasir will be included in the secret project, after editing, formatting, and all that good stuff.

So, that’s all I have for now. I’m heading back on another hiatus- into my plotting and planning cave, before I actually start my next project. I have two more to knock out before year’s end.

Wish me luck? How are things with you all?

Until next time.

Keep flying high,

Angel Mystique x 

 

Writing Outside of My Genre + Hiatus

Hi, lovely souls.

How are you? I come bearing news.

7 days. 39 pages.

7 months of no writing until….

June 22!

Yes, I finally wrote something- and not only wrote it, but finished a first draft! I finished the first draft of a secret project last night. I printed it out and put it away for a while. I’ll go back and edit it. If I’m publishing it is still up in the air.

But, before I sigh again with relief, let me give you a little backstory on this project as well as my forced hiatus from writing. I had the story idea for years, and I struggled with writing it, because I was afraid. Afraid if I wrote and told this story that people would automatically think that I was a certain way. So, that held me back for years. I’m talking like almost a decade. This idea was given to me when I was still a teenager. So, fast forward some years, and last night around 8 o’ clock, I typed ‘THE END’ on the first 39 pages, almost 6K words. And I felt relief. Finally, the story that had been nagging me, is out of my head; at least until I edit it and make it what it needs to be. (There’s tons of telling, not a lot of showing in 1D, but hey, that’s okay, right?) I will at least edit it once or twice. 😉 Publishing it? I don’t know about that, just yet.

With the relief, I can finally get back to my writing roots: romance and love stories. They are my heart and soul. So, now that the past seven days are behind me, stepping back into the arms of writing what I love is going to feel really good.

Stepping out of my comfort zone taught me that writing in another genre was worth it; because romance and love stories weren’t flowing the way I wanted them to flow. Even while writing by hand.
Oh, yeah, and I typed up 1D 😀 All the typers rejoice!

So, after this current project, my first romance novel or novella of 2018 is complete, I will be a satisfied writer this year. I didn’t want to put so much on my plate, with grad school and work.

Let me pick up a pen and get to writing.

Until next time, lovely souls. 

Keep flying high, 

Angel Mystique x 

 

 

 

Writing Woes + More…

 

Hi, lovely souls.

I know I have been quiet on here, and there is a reason. I’ve been struggling finding my flow again as a writer. I’ve been reading more recently, finding my love for romance novels again (paperbacks, not on my Kindle). I have missed holding a book in my hands and feeling the pages against my fingertips. So, that’s progress.

As much as I am afraid to admit, I am writing again. Today, I am giving myself permission to finally let go of my writing insecurities and just feel- as my literal muse told me the other day. Speaking of muses, this story has been long overdue. And what better way that to focus on me and writing for myself than with a project that has been on my mind for almost six years now.

This… is going to be quite the journey, but today, I am releasing all inhibitions and getting back to what I love: writing and writing romances and love stories. 

I’ll keep you updated on my progress. I promise 😉

How are things in your writing life and personal life? Chat with me. Let’s share stories and help each other grow.

Keep flying high,

Angel Mystique x

 

SOMETHING’S MISSING- A Short Story

Hi, lovely souls! 

How are you? I hope all is well! I have a little something for you all tonight. Warning: it is different from my fiction work and doesn’t fall into romance or paranormal romance. It isn’t even Romantic Realism. I know. I wanted to try something a little different this go round.

I hope you enjoy it.

Without further ado… I give you…

SOMETHING’S MISSING

An Adopted Twin Sister Short

By Angel Mystique.

Continue reading “SOMETHING’S MISSING- A Short Story”

Writing all the things…

Hi, lovely souls!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are well.

As I eluded in  Facebook post, I’m going to try my hand at all the things. And today, I’m going to break those projects down even more for you.

*This is my writing line-up, not my publishing line-up. All release dates will be kept between me, myself, and I, as I do not want to up a date out there and not deliver to you.* 

2017: (4)

  1. Book 2 in a series. Which series? What series? I thought you were a standalone author, Angel. Not so! I’m continuing a dearly beloved book… One that I had fun creating the world for. I’m sure you all know which book I’m referring to 😉 More info on that to come later. 
  2. Book 3 is series above.
  3. Book 3 in a collection of contemporary standalones. You’ll be familiar with Blake and Samantha from TRUST ME  soon. They have decided they aren’t done with me, yet. So, there will be two more books within that universe. 

2018: (2)

  1. Super secret project 1: another fantasy book. That’s all I’m going to say. 
  2. Super secret project 2: another contemporary. This one *might* be within the TRUST Me universe. 

2019: information to come.

 

So, I know I’m still being super evasive, but I hope you’re just as excited as I am for my writing journey!

Thoughts? Am I doing too much?

Until next time, lovely souls!

Keep flying high!

Angel Mystique x 

OH! Wait! I’m thinking of starting an exclusive, limited membership street/launch team. Yay? Nay? More information on this to come (if I decide to do it!)

This writer is….

You guessed it, lovely souls.

I’m experiencing writer burn out. For real, this time. I guess the hype and excitement from finally publishing my first book, then the second book baby, and waiting for my third book baby to go live on July 12th of this year… has gotten to me.

I tried to start a new story yesterday, and the words just were not flowing. I blame myself, partly. And I also blame other issues I shall not discuss.

Why do I blame myself? I haven’t given myself the proper time to ‘stop and smell roses‘, so to speak. I haven’t given myself time to just… breathe and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I’ve wanted this… dreamed of becoming a published author for YEARS. DECADES even.

And I need to celebrate the fact that in nearly a month and a half, I have published 2 books, with a third on the way. My first year as an author, I’ve published 3 books. That’s incredible and amazing, and so very humbling. I still am in awe every time I go to Amazon and type my name into the search bar.

It’s still so surreal. I pray it always will be.

I said all of that to say this: I’m on hiatus for a few months. No writing. Tons of reading (which started this morning. My backlist of TBR books is HUGE, and they are waiting for me). And lastly?

Enjoying my time and basking in the beauty of the title of published author.

Have any of you dealt with (or are currently dealing with) writer burn out? Any tips?

I know this isn’t a happy-go-lucky, uplifting post, but I just wanted to be transparent with you.

I hope you understand (and relate, if applicable).

Catch you around, lovely souls.

Until…

Keep flying high!

Angel Mystique x