NaNoWriMo Day 29, Soup’s Off

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Observations: Well, we’re almost there. I won’t jinx anything now. When I hit the 50,000, I’ll write more on the observations and probably have a summary tomorrow.

Total word count: 48,303


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NaNoWriMo Day 3, Soup’s Off

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Observations: Well, each day it’s getting easier to write, and I’m trying to let the style go conversational so that it becomes less stilted. How is it possible that someone who writes as much short fiction as I do writes stilted long fiction? The pressure, man, the pressure! 😉

In one of the new passages, I realized I was writing in past tense and went back to change it to present, which makes me think I should have written it all in past tense.

Already used one surname twice for two unrelated characters. Fixed.

Disclaimer: This is a draft, just a draft. If it were a real novel, you would have paid for it, and I would have been ecstatic. You still have your money, while I’m losing my mind. Kidding aside, there will be issues with the writing, maybe the plotting, maybe the grammar. I’m just counting words…but hopefully the story’s not too bad…..yet? (I promise it might be soon.) 😉

If any of you are actually still reading, feel free to throw out suggestions.

Total word count: 5278

277 words ahead

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NaNoWriMo Day 2, Soup’s Off

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Observations: Today went far better than yesterday. It obviously helps to have a beginning down on paper, even if the beginning isn’t so good. Doesn’t matter. It’s the words that count at this stage.

Today I included some of the suggestions made by you all after the topic was chosen. I hope I treated your suggestions well.

Disclaimer: This is a draft. Writing is not up to my usual standard. It’s somewhat daunting sharing it with you all, but I think you’re friendly. 😀

Total word count: 3582;

248 words ahead.

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Soup’s Off Cover

Some people may be using this valuable pre-NaNo time for doing necessary things like writing outlines and character sketches, but me? Well, I use this valuable time to create a cover because we know that’s what’s important, right? 😉


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But seriously, I am now off to do an outline. I just have this really bad habit of going off on tangents…

NaNoWriMo 2018: Soup the Perfect Comfort Food (except when it isn’t)

Soup it is! Magical soup that tends to make people’s lives better, but something’s changed in the world of our soup-making heroine because now the outcomes are unintended, and people are unhappy. What’s going on? Who done it? Is it that Englishman come to town? Her step-sister who’s upset because she never acquired magical baking or cooking skills?

Now who wants to play? Does anyone want to offer possible scenarios of a magic soup gone wrong? Let’s think funny or gross, nothing mean or violent. I’m thinking that this novel will probably attempt to be (how many other qualifiers can I put in?) irreverent and funny (we’ll see). I can’t offer you any prizes except for the possibility of your idea being ill-used next month when push comes to shove and I neeed another 20,000 words.

So I’ll be offering other possibilities for your input as I outline, but this is the first one since it’s the story set-up.

Thanks for playing! 🙂

ps this is my first time writing a post on the mobile app. It seems they do not believe in spellcheck nor special characters. Of course, I’m saving those for my novel. 😉

Review of An Easy Death

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose Book 1) by [Harris, Charlaine]

An Easy Death

Charlaine Harris

Saga Press

October 2, 2018

Blurb: The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller—the first in the Gunnie Rose series—centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.  Continue reading

Fairy Hour

I am on vacation (and definitely not at my computer much, so if I haven’t responded to you, that’s why…but I will soon! 🙂 ) but couldn’t miss out on Friday Fictioneers! Thank you, Rochelle! Oops, to late to add a link.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio


Fairy Hour

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Review of Once a Charmer

Once a Charmer

Sharla Lovelace

Lyrical Shine

October 17, 2017

Blurb:  Charmed, Texas, is a close-knit small town where people’s dreams of love can come true. That’s not to say that some people aren’t still waiting, and dreaming . . .
By day, Allie Greene stays busy with her family diner, and keeping tabs on her teenage daughter. What’s really exhausting Allie, however, are the nights. Not that she minds Bash Anderson unbuttoning her naughty desires—if only in her dreams. But what was he doing there at all? He’s her best friend, and a father figure to her girl. Talk about awkward. Talk about OMG-heat-and-fireworks that are flipping fifteen years of normal upside down. And now, when Allie needs him as a friend more than ever, logic doesn’t stand a chance against his lips and irresistible deep-blue eyes . . . Continue reading