November 2013 – Our Write Side

As promised, here is the next installment immediately following Let There Be Pirates. As I mentioned yesterday, your thoughts on the storyline are very important to me. What works? What doesn’t work? I realize my pirates don’t sound like pirates, but for the purposes of NaNo, I’m okay with that for now. Any suggestions you…

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Happy Thanksgiving y’all. i know I promised another installment about my airship pirates, but I have to get this mixed tape out of the way first. You see, this week’s theme is to create a mixtape based on songs that could land us in jail…like Carrie Underwood taking a Louisville Slugger to her boyfriend’s car….

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I’ve slowly been plugging away at NaNo this year. After 3 years of victory, I’m not convinced that I will actually meet the 50K by Sunday at this point. I’m okay with that, however, as the story I’m working on has developed and fleshed itself out, and even brought in a couple of new characters….

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This week’s Twisted MixTape Tuesday is about cheating. I have some experience in this, unfortunately. My last experience left me working harder to be the kind of wife I should have been (because I wasn’t) so that he wouldn’t be seeking (emotional) comfort elsewhere. I’m not saying I was to blame, because I wasn’t. It…

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When I first read the theme for this week, I immediately threw out practically my entire list of favorite songs. Then, I started reading through and listening to the other mixtapes and realized…wait!! I have songs like this. No promises that I can tell a story with them this week (like I did last week),…

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Cage opened his eyes. His flesh ached. Bandages covered his body. The light hurt his eyes so he closed them, and then opened them slowly. Two people hovered nearby in white jackets. He stared, his mouth working as if it had forgotten how to talk. “Who-who-who?” he stammered, his tongue feeling thick and foreign in…

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The cold weather must be driving people indoors because class participation has picked up (yay!), either that or the excellent prompt by the old Professor Storch was just that good. I’d prefer to think it was a combination of both and hopefully, class will begin to grow weekly. I’d like to extend a challenge today…

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I am so procrastinating on writing NaNo today and haven’t even been out to vote yet. Instead I slept in as long as I possibly could (until the youngest child woke)  and play around as long as I can on the computer before stressing myself out over producing 1700 words in my story today. Never…

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“Look, Mike!” Kay said as she picked up the wooden music box. It had two long drawers on its front side, and doors that opened on each side. Orange carnival glass sent rays of light from the side doors. She pulled on the lid but it would not budge. She flipped it over, awestruck that…

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Last week I gave you a cover reveal for my upcoming book, Til Death Do Us Part, due for release everywhere on December 2, 2013. I also told you about a book written by 24 authors that contains a story I wrote. That book was released October 22, 2013. You can get a copy here….

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