And A Happy Thanksgiving To You!!!

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Hey everyone!!!! I’m taking this moment to sit back and say to everyone…..

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I’ve thought about sitting down and writing a list for the things that I am thankful for. In the end, I didn’t. Not because I have nothing to be thankful for, but because I have too much to be thankful for. My family, my friends, my readers, my car not breaking down and my computer not crashing. There are tons of things that I could list.

This past year has had me in a very dark and very personal place. I will say that I’m thankful that while I may not be completely out of the darkness, I haven’t let it completely consume me.

And on this wonderfully cold (yes, I love the cold) day while I won’t be eating any turkey (I never touch the stuff), I will be fixing a nice and hearty lasagna. And if there are any turkeys out there that need a place to hide, you’ll be safe at my place LOL.

Anyway, let me say to all of you, have a Happy, Healthy, SAFE Thanksgiving!!!!
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(And no, this isn’t a self-portrait LOL)

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Deadlines and Regrets…

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Hey everyone!!!

Today’s supposed to be the first day to qualify as a Winner in the NaNoWriMo. From now until the 30th, everyone is trying to validate their novels to see if they won or not. I seriously doubt that I will. I got about halfway. Right now I’m just over 23k in my work.

But I can’t say that this month has been a total bust. I’m going to try to reach 30k by Saturday, which is something to celebrate. It’s around that point I’ll figure out exactly how long my stories are going to be. This one is looking like it may linger around the 70k mark.

I’ve also done some searching and I found my cover. I’ll reveal all of that when I send the first draft to out to be edited. And there was some last-minute research and science things that I also wanted to work out. But that’s all well and fine. The new series, which will be called “A Murder of Crows” is coming along nicely. I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it. At least I hope you’ll all enjoy it.

But anyway, I’m giving myself the deadline of 12-31-13 for the first draft. For a moment, I thought about entering it in the upcoming ANBA, but since then, I’ve changed my mind. I’m going to keep self-publishing and hopefully this series will pull you in just like Maxwell Investigations did.

That’s all for now. Talk to you all soon!!!
Dawn πŸ™‚

Rocking the NaNo… and coming up short….

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Hey everyone!!!!

It seems like November can be one of the worse months when it comes to writing for me…. I think I may just move my own personal NaNoWriMo to another month. My inspiration strikes less around this time of year simply because I have kids to take care of, I’m preparing for the holidays and really, things are just beyond hectic.

Not to mention, I get bombarded with family emergencies. My grandmother passing (2011), my own illness (2012) and this year my grandfather passed, my other grandmother got sick, and my brother had a motorcycle accident. Yeah, I’m way behind on my word count this year.

But will say that I’m taking it easier on myself than I would otherwise. I’ve given myself till New Year’s Eve to finish what I’m working on now…. So that mean’s I’ll probably be done by Valentine’s… But I will say that what’s going on right at this moment is flowing rather nicely. I’m having fun with my new series, and I’ll have to come up with a decent name for it… but hey, it’s all a part of the writing process.

Anyway!!! I’m gonna get back to writing. I’ll catch up with you all later!!!!
Toodles!!!
Dawn πŸ™‚

ps:Β In case you haven’t noticed, because of this NaNoWriMo I’ve upped my sugar intake LOL. I’m passing giddy and heading for ridiculous.

Getting the Ball Rolling!!!!

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Hey everyone!!

Today’s the 1st, as we all know that means it’s the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for short.

For the third year in a row I’m doing it. I’ve spent all day working with Adam and Izzy, and I feel like I should be able to get through this month with no problems.

That being said, I want to encourage anyone else that wants to do it. It may seem hard, you may not even make the 50k in one month that the page sets as a goal. But I’ve seen too many people sit back and say “I can’t” for whatever reason. It doesn’t have to be published in December, heck, if you don’t like it, don’t publish it at all. Just sit in front of your computer and start typing.

That’s my PSA for the day!!!
See Ya!!!!
Dawn πŸ™‚