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NaNoWriMo Home Stretch

Or, I Made It To 40,000 Words Tonight!

I had to share the good news — I made it past 40,000 words in the National Novel Writing Month contest. I’m so excited! I feel like I can finish on time. 10K is nothing, right? Three or four decent scenes, and I’ll have my first draft finished.

This year, I’m writing a sequel to my paranormal romance Shopkeeper’s Prophecy (Beasts of Vegas #1), and it’s so fun! I’m blissfully swimming in an ocean of vampires, witches, and shapeshifters. In this new novel, the oracle is all grown up and falling for her own tall, dark, and supernatural stranger.

I think this calls for a celebratory mixed drink. A white Russian sounds dang good. Want to join me? Raise your glass.

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25K Words in NaNoWriMo 2017!

Or, I Made it to the Halfway Point!

I’m so excited to be halfway through my NaNoWriMo journey this year. I’m a little behind the curve after being bogged down several times by everyday life. When reality hits (job, family responsibilities, daughter’s homework, etc.), it’s hard to find time to write uninterrupted for more than five or ten minutes. But, I’m finally at 25,000 words. It feels like a huge obstacle overcome.

I’m writing a sequel to my paranormal romance Shopkeeper’s Prophecy (Beasts of Vegas #1), and it’s so fun! Daily, I’m blissfully swimming in an ocean of vampires, witches, and shapeshifters. In this new novel, the oracle is all grown up and falling for her own tall, dark, and supernatural stranger.

How’s your writing journey this month? Let me know.

Day Seventeen Word Count: 25,200 (and counting).

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NaNoWriMo 2017

Or, My Favorite Month Of The Year!

You’ve heard me before, but I can’t help repeating myself. 🙂 I love November!

Not only is the weather cooling off and Thanksgiving is on the horizon, but it’s National Novel Writing Month.

On day one, I’m totally energized with new ideas, new characters, and leftover Halloween candy. My story this year is The Fortuneteller’s Prophecy (Beasts of Vegas Series), and I’m in love with every word so far.

Day One Word Count: 1,779 (and counting).

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Tuesday Teaser (Spell of Shattering #4)

Or, Take A Peek At The 1st Book In The Dark Caster Series

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Tuesday Teaser (Panacea #3)

Or, Take A Peek At The 1st Book In The Red Plague Series

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Read My Short Story ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ for Free

Or, I’m Publishing A New Short Story On My Blog, Wattpad, and SmashWords!

You can read my new short story HERE as a pdf. Or find it on Wattpad or SmashWords.

Blurb:

16-year-old Carrie DuPont is back at her grandma’s house after three years living with her recovering addict mother in the big city. She can’t wait to reconnect with Trey Martin, her former best friend. But things have changed. Trey has grown up without her.

Carrie must face her mother’s addiction and the death of a close friend before she and Trey can find common ground and Carrie can finally discover a home of her own.

Bonus:
A scan of the journal entry about “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” It was a dream I had, and when I woke I had to pause everything and scribble it all down in my writing notebook before I forgot a single detail.
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NaNoWriMo Day 14

Or, My Personal Half-Way Point

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I’ve been lucky this year. My NaNoWriMo journey is going smoothly. The first couple days, I have to admit, were tough. It took a while to get a rhythm. I couldn’t squeeze in the time, couldn’t think what to write. The story came only in stuttered bits. But by the third day I had the first half of Beasts of Vegas #3 plotted and had figured out how to write for thirty minutes before work and thirty minutes after. I found my stride.

Now, on day 14 I’m past the 28,ooo word mark! I’m really excited to finish this story and share it with you all soon. Finally, Maksim Volk gets his own story. If you want to see how the Beasts of Vegas begins, click for the print and kindle versions on Amazon.

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How is your NaNoWriMo journey going? Let me know how it’s been for you. 🙂 And good luck!

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NaNoWriMo 2016

Or, My Favorite Month Of The Year!

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I look forward to November all year (even though it sort of snuck up on me this year). The leaves begin to change, the weather cools, Thanksgiving arrives, and I get to spend thirty days dreaming of nothing but my paranormal worlds. I never feel more creative than I do in November.

And it’s almost here again!

The one dark cloud over the experience is my little brother’s passing. It was during NaNoWriMo last year, the Monday before Thanksgiving, that I got the call. Will had suffered a brain aneurysm. After twenty-nine days in a coma, he succumbed to his injuries, and passed away right before Christmas.

Naturally, I couldn’t finish the contest last year. I could hardly function while traveling back and forth to the hospital in L.A. And the fact that I’ve lived almost a full year without him is shocking. Ten months without his voice, without a text, without his larger-than-life presence. Somehow, though, time has continued chugging along (me, too) and here we are ready to begin a new NaNoWriMo project.

This year I’ll be writing the third book in my new Beasts of Vegas series. I’m really excited to start work on a novel that’s only a couple ideas and a few characters at this point. Hopefully, by the end of November I’ll be well on my way to a fully realized novel.

If you’ve ever thought of writing a book, join me for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a brisk 50,000 words in 30 days. Even if you don’t make it to the finish line, you’ll never regret putting your ideas on paper.

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Tuesday Teaser (Spell of Vanishing #3)

Or, Take A Peek At The 3rd Book In The Dark Caster Series

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