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Meleah’s Week In Review Via Facebook Status Update Style

Meleah does not have much too much to offer for this weeks blog post since writing her book has taken over her life. Meleah is thrilled she is getting so much done, but she is even more delighted that she has reconnected with The Best Writing Buddy a girl could ever have.

Sunday evening, Meleah sat down at her computer to commence her ritualistic Vampire Hours in order to work on her book. She typed, and typed, and typed, and typed away stopping only to: brew coffee, abuse Facebook, smoke cigarettes, and to sleep for three-hour intervals, until Wednesday.

By Thursday, Meleah had reached a state of total delirium.

Completely disorientated, suffering from utter confusion, and simply exhausted from looking at the same words on the same pages for the billionth time, Meleah pre-maturely posted what she thought was Chapter Seven.

Meleah received fabulous comments, heartfelt emails, and excellent input from her most wonderful and supportive friends. She cannot thank them enough for reading all twenty pages like that in one sitting. Meleah thinks she has the best friends On The Planet.

However, Meleah thought that putting all of those scenes into One Single Chapter was just way too much. Thus, Chapter Seven didn’t feel right to her.

After wrestling with many decisions about the way her book was shaping up, Meleah ripped down Chapter Seven from the Internet, and methodically dissected every piece, every sentence, and every word, while she took the chapter apart.

She ultimately decided to split Chapter Seven it into two separate chapters. Of course, she still wasn’t happy with that.

Yet, once again, and against her instincts, Meleah pre-maturely posted what she thought was a better version of Chapter Seven and Chapter Eight.

Meleah decided to stop obsessing about the book – just for a second. Meleah thought it was a good idea to finally get out of her pajamas, take a shower for the first time in a week, get dressed in real clothes, and leave her house. Meleah really needed to take in some fresh air and to clear her head. When Meleah returned home, she did not write. Instead, she allowed her self to indulge in some quality time in front of the television.

By Friday afternoon and after a decent night of sleep, Meleah had almost figured out what to do with her book. But it wasn’t until after receiving some fantastic advice from her all time favorite ‘proof reader / test audience’ also known as Amy The Bartender at KHCC, that Meleah became practically certain about what to do – with all of those words, on all of those pages.

Friday and Saturday, Meleah retreated back into the confines of her purple sanctuary, sat down at her computer to commence her ritualistic Vampire Hours in order to finish the latest chapters. She typed, and typed, and typed, and typed, and typed away, TOTALLY and COMPLETELY re-constructing and re-writing the most * painful * scene in the book. Twice.

Meleah stopped only to brew coffee, abuse Facebook, smoke cigarettes, and to sleep for three-hour intervals, until Sunday. [Today.]

Meleah proceeded to spend countless hours debating on weather or not to split Chapter Eight into two separate chapters as well. She still isn’t one hundred percent sure all of that information should be in The Same Chapter. But, Meleah really can’t look at it anymore. Meleah just needs to move on to Chapter Nine, or else, she could end up obsessing about this decision for months.

Therefore, Meleah is proud to announce, the REAL versions, albeit still the rough drafts, of Chapter Seven and Chapter Eight, are now posted. [And she is NOT going to alter them again for a while.] If you would like to read them, please feel free to send a request for the password (via comment or email) and Meleah will gladly send it to you. She is really looking forward to hearing what you think!

In Other News…

Meleah received THIS kick ass award from her super cool blog pal Drowsey Monkey.

zombiechickenaward

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.”

Meleah does not want to piss off any zombie chickens, so she would like to pass this award onto the following bloggers:

The Girl
Cute Ella
Skipper
Random Chick
Selma

Somehow, in the midst of all this Meleah also decided to host a contest over on her other blog.

If anyone here likes the comedian Ron White and is was interested in Winning A Free DVD of his latest special entitled ‘Behavioral Problems’ totally uncensored, unedited, and complete with 40 minutes of bonus material, come join me over HERE and play the super easy trivia game! The contest ends tomorrow. Is now over!

The winners are Eric also known as Speedy and Heather from One Shot Beyond

And that’s about all Meleah has to share with you! Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

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  • I heart you melz 🙂

  • Um…may I please have the password?

    Giving yourself a break is key. You have to replenish the inspiration well. You’re doing a terrific job remaining focused and disciplined. I cannot WAIT until I see the end result in bookstores!!

  • Meleah

    Leslie:
    I heart you too.
    🙂

    Stephanie:
    Check your email! Aw. I hope one day to see my book in a real store one day too.
    Today is my break / replenish / stalk blogs day!
    xoxoxox

  • Thank you my dear – you are so sweet! Did you keep the same passwords as the last time? I want to go reread…

  • Oh you’re working really hard, and you’re very disciplined too. You’re going to enjoy the success of your labor soon, yes, you know it, and we all know it 🙂

  • Meleah

    Skipper:
    Yes. I kept the same simple passwords for both! You RULE for reading this again. Seriously. I cannot thank you enough.
    xoxox

    RMH:
    I am busting my ass over here!
    I hope to enjoy the fruits of my labor one day!
    🙂

  • All that talk about writing makes me really jealous. I really wish I had the time, energy, and motivation to do that.

  • your a real live writer livin the lifestyle!!!! please try to get a bit more fresh air this week even if just a few minutes….I want you to stay healthy so you can finish!!!

  • Meleah

    Silver:
    Aw. Im sorry honey.
    I am only able to do this because I have the best parents in the world.

    Barbara:
    I will be getting more fresh air this week!
    I promise!
    😉

  • You are working like a maniac, but I get it. You gotta move when the spirit moves ya!

  • Speedcat thinks Meleah is making great progress.

    …. and is going to check put the contest

  • password pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz miss mel!

  • dcr

    If I remembered the password from previous chapters, I wouldn’t have to ask for it again. 😉 Of course, that also gives you the chance to keep me locked out. 😉

    Facebook? I don’t even remember the last time I logged in to Facebook. I suppose I should do that some time.

  • Meleah

    Terri:
    Yep. Striking while the iron is hot.

    Speedy:
    YAY. I hope you win!

    Luragano:
    You got it.

    DCR:
    Facebook rules. And yes, the passwords are the same!
    🙂

  • You know Meleah, when your book does hit the stores, I’ll be the first in line to buy one 😀

  • GGOM siad “Are you having an out of body experience? Still on the third person speak? Tiredness can do the strangest things!” Grumpy then pressed the submit button.

  • Grumpy then realised htere were spelling mistakes!!!!

  • grrr!

  • Hi Meleah,
    It’s great to catch up with you (it’s been too long…). You sound to be doing well, and that’s great to hear. I would love to read the chapters you’ve posted if you’re willing to share the password.

    Have a fantastic Monday!

  • at least you’re writing dah’ling and that’s all that matters. after you write it, you’re going to look at it and rewrite it again…that’s the writing life…it just never seems good enough or right and you have this feeling of i have to do it over and next thing you know, you’re bald and smoking like a chimney. wear a wig when you write so when you feel like pulling out your hair, at least you’ll succeed on the first attempt without any real damage.

    keep it up!

  • Meleah,

    You gotta write when your muse tells you. I agree that you should set chapters 7 & 8 aside and move on to the next chapters. Later, you might be able to come back and reshape them, but sometimes you may find that the first cuts are the ones closest to your true feelings. Go with your gut instincts and I know it will be great.

    Can I ask for the password again? I misplaced your last message (sorry) and really want to read the next chapters.

    Keep pounding the keyboard, but get some rest.

  • Awww, thanks sweetie. Loves Ya !!!! I’m printing out the next chapters and reading at lunch today !!! Cant’ wait !

  • Meleah

    Nick:
    here here!

    GGOM:
    LOL. LOL. LOL.

    Lance:
    Absolutely.
    🙂

    Val:
    Thanks woman. I know Ill end up rewriting this again LATER, but for now, I’ve just gotta move along. I could stay stuck obsessing for MONTHS!
    🙂

    Agg79:
    I’ll send the passwords to you right now!

    The Girl:
    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

  • Moooooog refuses to comment until you stop the silly third person shit.

    Wait. I just commented.

    Sonofabitch.

    Shit like this is why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

  • don’t overthink that book…you’re on the right track with it. Revisions should come much later down the line girl!

    I’ve seen Ron White in person once and he is stinking funny!!!

  • Meleah

    Moooooog35:
    Okay Okay, I promise to start writing NORMALLY again soon!
    🙂

    Heather OSB:
    Very True!

    Oh and Ron White is total comedy!
    Thanks for playing the game on Melevision!

  • Hey Gal!

    I cannot even wait to read your chapters 7 & 8. I just finished Chapter 5 and will be sending you my comments.

    Anyway, THANK YOU for the award. I have done my due diligence and forwarded it onto 5 other bloggers to appease them. Hopefully, they won’t be invading my backyard any time soon.

    Keep on writing!!!
    XOXOXO

  • Yes! Please do send me the password for your latest chapters.

    Thanks in advance.

    R.W.

  • i still cannot access chapters four thru eight.. do you have them in a word document? could you email them to me? or are you going to add links for a while and then remove them?

  • Meleah

    Random:
    I sent you like 25 different versions of Chapter 8!
    I kept changing my mind.
    I finally settled on ONE version!

    BTW: You Rock The Casba.

    I sent you back my comments/notes/ideas for your chapter two today also.
    It’s so good to be working together like this again!
    xoxoox

    RichardW:
    Where have you been? And Are You Okay? I was worried over here!
    Check your email. Passwords have been sent.

    Paisley:
    I have no idea why YOU cant get in?
    hmmmmmm
    That’s strange.
    Oh well….

    I just sent you chapters 4,5,6,7 & 8 to you as WORD DOCS to your email address. You’re getting the hard copy!

    xoxox

  • Amy

    I’d love to have the password please!

    I’ve really enjoyed the story so far.

  • Beth

    would love the password! you just keep on typing, congrats on the progress!

  • got rid of my blog 🙁 just didn’t have the energy to keep it going. Still reading yours though!

  • Maleah has been very busy!
    Have a great week :-).

  • Meleah

    Amy:
    Check your email honey.

    Beth:
    Ill send it right away. And Im glad you are still reading my blog!

    Diamond:
    Very Busy. Very Sleepy!

  • wow. i am impressed with your writing discipline. i know how hard it can be. good for you, meleah! 😀

    and congrats on your award!

  • I have the vampire hours too going on. But since it’s for the good of the book, go with it. Use this time away from work to follow your passions.

  • Meleah

    Maria:
    I am impressed with myself! I am sticking to it!
    But, it is VERY hard work!
    Tonight (Monday night / Tuesday Morning? I am working on Chapter Nine from scratch!)

    Thank you honey!
    xoxo

    Ricardo:
    I am using this opportunity to make as much progress as I can. I guess that’s why I am taking full advantage of Vampire Hours because this wont last forever, so I have to write as much as possible! My passion for this project is about the only thing sustaining me when I want to give up. Well, that and all of the support I have received from so many of ya’ll and of course my mom!

  • Well, I loved Chapter 7 but I would love to read Chapter 8 so please send me the password too.

    Writing really is exhausting, isn’t it? But you know what? I think this was meant to be for you right now. I think you’re going to succeed big time. Your writing is just so amazing and your story is incredible. I get such a good feeling about the whole thing.

    Thank you so much for the award. That is hilarious. I love zombies and I love chickens, so to have the two together is just perfect. LOL.

  • Hey honey!

    You’re a busy girl – all good You must be in teh zone if its drawing you in.

    Funny award! but who else deserves it!

  • Oh Meleah – I feel awful because you may have given me the password once before and I can’t remember it with my silly memory. Please send it to me again if you don’t mind sharing. I actually know someone who may be going through a similar experience as you did. Congratulations on your award – you definitely deserve it. Don’t forget to take care of yourself when you are writing!!!!!

  • Meleah

    Selma:
    Password Sent!
    Writing is kicking my ass! Good lord. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started this little project.

    “I think you’re going to succeed big time. ”

    From YOUR LIPS to GODS EARS!
    xoxoxo
    🙂

    Oscar:
    hehehehe

    Teeni:
    Of course I will send it to you again! No sweat!
    I always forget to take care of myself when I am writing.
    Thanks for reminding me!
    🙂

  • Hi Meleah! I apologize again for only reading chapter one. Life kinda sucks for me right now. Between working 70 hours per week (it’s killing me) and writing my own novel, reading and commenting on blogs is nearly impossible. I’m sleeping like three hours a night. I often feel guilty for neglecting my blog friends and by the time I’m finished writing with this project, I’ll probably not have any friends hahaha! Well, it’s not really that funny. Anyway, good luck and keep writing 🙂

  • Meleah

    Bobby:
    Oh sweety, don’t you dare apologize to me. If I worked 70 hours a week I couldn’t get ANYTHING else done.

    And you will always have a friend in me. Our relationship is NOT contingent upon blog visits or comments!

    The three hours of sleep at night are a killer! I can totally relate to that!

  • I have no idea what this decent night’s sleep is that you are talking about. Please advise. While you’re at it, tell me how to write a book like you do. I am way jealous.

  • Meleah

    Momo:
    Sleep is almost as elusive as dignity in my world!

    Oh to write a book, you just have to sacrifice everything else.
    🙂

  • Can you please send me your password. I will be interested in reading the chapters.

  • Meleah

    Sandie:
    Sure. I’d be happy to.

  • Hi again,

    Did you send me the password? I haven’t received it yet.

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