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I’m not sure what my problem is today. I can’t seem to keep my head in the game. Each time I sit down to write, I find myself easily distracted. I’m thinking that I may chalk this day up as a loss.

I did manage to work a bit more on a new paranormal. It’s about a girl who travels to Tuscany for reasons that even she is unsure of and ends up catching the eyes of two very powerful men. One is the god Anteros. He is the god who punishes those who scorn the people that love them, and he’s also brother to Eros (god of love). The second man is Cel (Puccello), god of death. His title was taken from him when he fell in love with a human a thousand years ago, and now he looks to be making the same mistake.

It’s a struggle for me because it’s in the third person. First-person flows for me, and third makes me concentrate a bit more.

I should be going through DOD2 (The Enchantress) and checking for passive voice and plot holes. I got to page 50 and bailed. My head wasn’t in it. Every time I look at a page, I start to second-guess myself.

It was easy to write it before everyone read the first one. I should just turn the damn thing in and say the heck with it. I’m sure it’s fine, but I’ll peek through anyway. I’ve gotten some emails from people giving me suggestions for book III of The Valkyrie (two is a prequel and already done). I love reading their suggestions. It’s especially fun to see how they think my mind works. The scary thing is that I just sit in front of the computer and whatever comes, comes. I rarely have a master plan. Normally it’s just to finish the darn thing before I go insane from the voices in my head. LOL!

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