Snowflakes and Vanilla Tea

I never know what to title my blog posts and these are two things I’ve go goin’ on so there it is. (: Today’s been great and to top it off I get to spend the rest of the night writing.

My thoughts on NaNoWriMo… are just like they were before I’d ever tried it. This was my first year “competing” and I used my competitive nature to increase productivity. Worked like a charm on St. Patty’s Day. To do it right, you start with a clean slate, an idea for a novel and an outline if that’s how you roll. I did my version of an outline for book 3 in Tessa’s Story, SOUL COUNT, and jumped in with several buddies. I’m glad I did and I’ll do it again because I unwittingly taught myself a lesson about writing time. It’s a challenge to find time to write when the mundane job takes so much time, as well as running a household, family time, and being good support my teenaged daughter who’s thrown her heart into being an athlete. I’ve thrown my heart in along with her. NaNo, coupled with a deep-seated loathing for losing, helped me find more time for writing in my schedule when I thought there wasn’t enough. I still want to be a career author. This is the way I’ll get there.

SCALES continues to get great reviews. Whew! And what a blessing! I have a few awesome beta readers ready and waiting for PHANTOM LIMB ITCH. When November’s over, I’ll put SOUL COUNT aside and finish PHANTOM. I’m a little behind, but book 2 turned out to be a monster. Here’s a blurb for ya:

SCALES is an Urban Fantasy novel about a young Celtic goddess who was the first living gargoyle. Badassery, right? She’s also a college student from Austin. 😉 Check it out to see how it all began!Here’s SCALES on Amazon. $5.99 for the eread, What a deal. (:

So, I’m off to the writing cave for the night. I’ve got a little over 10K to go until I finish the challenge. That was a fast month!

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