Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k].

Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k]. The journey continues as I prepare to write the last two chapters [13 & 14]. Estimated word count upon completion before being handed over to a Professional Editor [100k]. I'm feeling good about Book #1 of the series coming in at 100k words, and still have … Continue reading Another highly productive weekend. My last word count [80k].

Beautiful In Every Way [Part 20 of 21]

Beautiful In Every Way With her left-hand flat on the dirty basement floor; Shelby began to speak, and then paused. Once again: Another sign of the moment. Under normal healthy circumstances, she would have done the math long ago, easily turning one plus one into two. Instead; with her brain in a state of detox … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Part 20 of 21]

Beautiful In Every Way [Part 19 of 20]

Beautiful In Every Way A Highly Emotional Person since birth, Shelby now struggled with the Empathic Connection she'd just made. She couldn't help but feel some measure of sympathy for what she had just witnessed through the laundry room wall. Very few could possibly begin to understand the reality of the situation. Quite simply; a … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Part 19 of 20]

Beautiful In Every Way [Part 18 of 20]

With each passing moment, Shelby could feel some measure of her strength returning. Making a fist with her left hand, she held that small fist to her lips, and then closed her eyes. Her eyes still closed, she spoke softly into her small hand, "Ostende mihi," causing the tattoos on her left index and middle … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Part 18 of 20]

Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Part 17 of 20]

Another trigger, all of the pain from the last four years flooded back, everything these people had done to her. Within seconds a tsunami of clean and loving memories washed the tragedy away. Shelby could feel the mental partition begin to waver and fail. Like a wall built from hate, manipulation, and medication, the bricks … Continue reading Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Part 17 of 20]

Bella In Ogni Modo [ Intervallo ] [ Intermission ]

As I edge closer towards the end of this chapter, I've decided to take a few days off from Shelby, and post a few additional pieces of writing. My pen [fingers & thumbs] never rests, and I find myself in a constant state of researching, writing, and of course reading. This is the life I've … Continue reading Bella In Ogni Modo [ Intervallo ] [ Intermission ]

Bella in ogni modo [Part 9] Beautiful In Every Way

Bella in ogni modo Shelby was shocked to see that her shoes were dirty, as were her blue jeans, socks, and especially her fingernails; something she had always held to the highest of standards. "I'm disgusting," she yelled to herself! Shelby had not showered nor changed clothes for nearly one week, and until this very … Continue reading Bella in ogni modo [Part 9] Beautiful In Every Way