Dawn Montgomery

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Voodoo Carnival Episode Four Almost Done

In #amwriting on December 18, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Voodoo Carnival Episode Four (House of Horrors) is almost complete with minor edits and formatting left. It looks like I’ll be five days later than I’d hoped (I wanted the 15th), but I’m just thankful I have the light at the end of the tunnel. House of Horrors has been the trickiest episode to date in the VOODOO CARNIVAL serial. Not because I’d written myself into a corner or because I wasn’t sure how it would end…those were figured out quickly. No, the hardest part about writing this book was that I allowed life to get in the way while I worked on it.

Granted, my mother’s heart surgery, the insanity of my unpleasant house guest, starting college in May (I have found a new passion: animation. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of hard work, but so worth it.), and…well…you know what?

I could list a thousand things that came up between January and December, but it doesn’t change the fact that I need to get my head on straight for 2016. The point of this tale is this: A lot happened, I got distracted, got exhausted, and I recovered just in time to make a strong finish in December. I’ll focus on that. 🙂

Episode 4 is almost complete. Just edits and formatting. Until those edits are done, however, the final word count won’t be updated.

I’ve been taking some productivity courses to help get my mind focused. Writing, after all, is the business I want to be in.

I want to be a full-time writer, a successful one, while penning stories that readers want to read. In order to do that, I have to treat this like a business. My hours need to have accountability.

I’m tracking pomodoros daily using a DIY planner I set up.  I also have a ledger whose sole purpose is to track my hours.

The first few days of tracking are the worst. It’s hard to be honest with yourself when you’re devoting entirely too much time to games (especially when you’re supposed to actually be promoting your book or chatting with people on your social networking sites).

Less than 7k remaining on Episode Four if it doesn’t run over. I’ll add its word count as I edit the chapters and put them in the final document.

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Wicked Carousel

In Publishing News on May 10, 2015 at 9:01 am

Available Now, Wicked Carousel, Episode 1 of Voodoo Carnival! A new romance serial!


Amazon Exclusive Serial

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***NOTE: Wicked Carousel is Part One of a Four Part Serial entitled Voodoo Carnival. Each episode will release on a biweekly basis barring any publication issues***

Erica Marks knows there are things that lurk in the dark. At the age of fourteen, she watched the man she loved like a father ritualistically murder her cousin to gain a deadly power. The rest of that night is a black hole in her memory.

Police reports marked her as the only survivor of the Carnival of Horrors Serial Killer, Edgar Clairborne, but deep in her soul Erica knows he’s still out there. Waiting.

Ten years later, the murders begin once more and the victims scream for her to avenge them from beyond the grave, to lay them to rest. The twisted darkness longs for Erica’s blood, reanimating the corpses of the victims, and forcing her to take a stand or die.

Every drop of blood spilled ties her closer to the realm of the dead, leaving behind more questions than answers. Answers only a stranger seems to posses.

One man, the mysterious, sexy, and very dangerous Jules Desbois, knows the answers to the murderer’s return, but he has secrets of his own. Secrets that go into Erica’s past and force the duo to return to the abandoned Carnival of Horrors where it all began.

The attraction that ignites between them pulses with a life of its own, one laced with danger that threatens to destroy them both.

Should Erica trust Jules or does the darkness in his heart hide a more sinister purpose?

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