Tenacity Prime Episode 4

Click here to read Tenacity Prime Episode 4! I realized that there’s no reason for me to post each episode on my blog and on Wattpad, so from now on I’ll only post on Wattpad and link the episode here. If you have issues reading on Wattpad, let me know, and I’ll go back to…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 3: New Boy Part 2

Lauren and Stephanie walked Ben to the door of his Intro to Tenacity Prime Elite Force class after lunch.  “You’ll have to tell us what class is like, I’ve heard it’s super intense,” Lauren said. “This class really shouldn’t be intense, it’s mostly informational, I think,” Ben said.  He observed his fellow classmates as they…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 2: New Boy Part 1

“We have very strict behavioral standards here on Tenacity.”  A smooth, pleasant voice filled the air as Benjamin Westley entered the kitchen of his family’s new living quarters. It was the morning of his first day of school on the space station. Dean was lounging on the soft white leather couch in the living room,…

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Tenacity Prime Episode 1: Welcome to Tenacity

“Go ahead.” Dean Westley gently pressed his son Benjamin’s shoulder blade with the palm of his hand, encouraging him towards a cheery blonde woman with a microchip gun in hand. “Why do I have to go first?” Benjamin mumbled over his shoulder. “Go, Ben.” Ben flushed red and stepped towards the young woman bearing a…

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Second Draft Observations

In the thick of my second draft of Dark House. Here are some observations I’ve had so far. Rewriting isn’t as scary as it seems – As I’ve mentioned in a couple of other posts, there was a major character trait that I had to write out of the first half of the book, because…

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The First Draft

I have finished the first draft of my first novel, Dark House. Word count: 66,873 Time to complete: A year and some change – I did not write consistently. I’m proud, but it’s definitely not time to pop open the bubbly yet. I have some serious editing to do. For example, my main character had…

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My Writing Process – May 2019

The last time I wrote about my writing process was May of last year, so that’s kinda cool. Here’s what my process looks like lately: I don’t wake up quite as early since getting a new job six months ago (5 or 6AM instead of 4AM), but my lunch is longer, so that’s when I…

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1st Novel, 1st Draft!

My first draft of Dark House is sitting at 59,400 words right now. I have three chapters left to write, tops. I’m almost done with the first draft of my first novel! This is only one step in the labor intensive process of publishing a book. However, it’s a huge step, and I’ll be glad…

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I’m Scared to Try

I’m scared to put myself out there. I’m scared to finish my book and release it. I’m scared to post regularly on social media. I’m scared to be noticed. But above all, I’m scared to not be noticed. After months of putting it off, I finally started an Instagram (@kirajcole) to accompany this blog. Part…

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Why Am I Like This? | On Focus

I drive myself crazy with my constantly changing mind and moods. Bear with me, ya’ll. For a couple months, I had the idea in my head that I could do everything I’m passionate about at once. That I could work my regular job 40 hours per week, write my novel, paint, design jewelry, do whatever…

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