Day 21

Well hello, dear reader,

Well, I have had an interesting couple of days at my day job. I don’t know if it is the impending full moon on Friday or the anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, but things just seem to be extra crazy around here.

And yes, there is a full moon on Black Friday, so if you are one of those adrenaline junkies that like to shop on Black Friday, be extra careful. To be honest you will not catch me so much as driving past a retail store this coming weekend. I’m taking advantage of the shopping madness to go to a few museums and write. I am counting on the fact that the museums will be empty while the stores are full.

Personally, I like to shop small and local. I support other small business the way I hope someone will support my business of self-publishing my books.

If you are in the U.S. and celebrating Thanksgiving I wish you all the best and safe travels. I will likely not be writing tomorrow or if I do it will be very late so probably not in time to give you a county for Day 22. The good news is that today is Day 21 and I have 2,096 words so far today. So I’ve met my goal even if I do not write anymore. Hopefully, I will have time to add some words to the story. Things have taken a bad turn and Malone and the crew of the Star Venture is stuck on Titan with an injured Victoria “Six” Collingwood. They need a way to get her home quickly.

There are some exciting things coming up in the next few months, so if you haven’t already make sure you sign up for my newsletter so you can see “it” before anyone else.  I have several fun things lined up for you guys. Not to mention the usual mayhem and madness that goes along with being an indie.

So until Friday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!





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Day 15 Best Day Yet

Hello Dear Reader,

Well, we are halfway through NaNoWriNo and I have written a total of 22,382 words. I have 27,618 words to go a little less than halfway to my goal. But, today was a good day towards catching up on the goals. Today’s total was 3,463 words.

The weather has been abysmal but, rain inspires me to write. There was a lot of inspiration today.

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What inspires you?



Day 4: The Toughest Day So Far

Hello Dear Reader,

As I mentioned yesterday, weekends are a bit unstructured around here. I got up early this morning (early being a relative term) and attempted to make coffee. I met with technical and mechanical difficulties with the Keurig this morning. But I did manage to solve the problem and finally get a cup of coffee. Everyone else in the house was still asleep so I thought I would be able to bang out 2,000 works easily enough. WRONG. Lily the basset hound had other ideas. She doesn’t like it when the hubby and I are not in the same room and so she walks back and forth between whatever rooms we are occupying but, as I wanted some quiet time to get writing done. I didn’t want her to get too rowdy and start barking as hounds tend to do when they don’t get their way, or maybe that is just my hound. She went outside several times only to want to come back in, then she managed to upset the cat bowls as she clumsily tried to steal their food. Finally, I took her back to the bedroom and made her stay in there with the hubby who by this time was awake and reading a book. I only managed 943 words before hubby and the two cats were awake and moving about the house. So much for getting any writing done. Then it was breakfast, laundry, and general household chores and maintenance.

Now, several hours later, the dog and cats are once again asleep, hubby is in the garage and I am alone in my personal library with a glass of wine and my laptop. Hopefully, I can reach my daily goal this time.

Well, it’s only 3:05 pm and I finally managed to reach my word count goal for the day, 2,054. I might try for some more later tonight. But I’m afraid this is probably the best I am going to be able to do today.

I have some other book-related work to do.

Happy Writing!