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A writing beast!

I was an absolute writing BEAST today! Not only did I knock out over 5,000 words for Nephilim’s second book, Prisoner, but I also belted out over 20,000 for a side project of mine, “Invictus” – an erotic novel set in ancient Rome. That was the entire rough draft – tomorrow, if I’m not hooked on doing Nephilim, I plan on starting the editing process (I’ve had this story mapped out for a while, I just never sat down and actually wrote it). And I managed to watch two episodes of Veronica Mars with Anne, then backdoored that with Children of the Corn!

Yes, I’m patting myself on the back. I deserve it. 😀

Because of all this, however, I didn’t manage to get much else done – including socializing. When someone tried to, I kind of quickly answered their question and went back to writing. So, if you were one of those people, please don’t take it personally. I was just in the zone today! 🙂

Anyway, I’ll see you all tomorrow.



  1. Dotty on August 10, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    First of all I want to say excellent blog!
    I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.

    I was curious to find out how you cennter yourself and clear yur thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my
    ideas out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply juist trying to figure oout hoow tto begin. Any ideas or hints?
    Appreciate it!

    • Alexa Nichols on October 18, 2023 at 1:17 pm

      I’m glad you enjoy my inane ramblings! 😄 As far as centering myself for writing, I have a failsafe method: I put on earmuff headphones, play a music playlist compiled around whatever project I’m writing, and ignore everyone and everything for a set amount of time. That’s it. Also, being in ‘the mood’ matters a lot. If I’m not in a creative mood, I browse around the internet, checking out things related to my story, and in no time, I find myself inspired to slam out a few thousand words. Sometimes, I even watch a movie or even go for a walk.

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