October 2021 Update

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Happy Halloween everyone! We’re three days away from the day that keeps Christmas from inching any closer to September.

This also means we’re four days away from the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those of us in the know.

And I know. I had such a great time doing it last year that I’ve signed myself up for more. Don’t ask me how I did it last year. It’s a blur. I know I visited Colorado for Thanksgiving some time in there too, and I still managed to get it done. Not only did I hit the fifty thousand words sweet spot, but I kept going. Because the story wasn’t done. All told, I think I wrote for an extra week and ended up with a decent first draft of something like sixty-seven thousand words. Would you like to guess the number of times I’ve looked at that story since? Yeah, like twice. That’s not the point though. I have a finished rough draft of a book that I want to do justice. I do plan on getting back to it, but not just yet.

This November I’m starting a YA contemporary romance which I’ve tentatively titled, Drive Me Crazy. I’ve had my head down doing research for the past week or so while I’ve also been trying to finish up a draft of the sequel to The Dragoneer. That’s going well, and I’m confident I’ll be ready to tackle my word goal come Monday.

Until then, I have to tell you I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of the streaming service, Passionflix. I need another streamer like a hole in my head, but hear me out. This one offers faithful adaptations of romance novels, including, as the name suggests, all the steamy parts. Romance is an awesome genre, and I will not be ashamed of loving it the way I do. For too long, it’s been considered a guilty pleasure. Well, I say it’s time to get rid of the guilt. I’m enjoying my sojourn through the site. It has enough to hold my interest for now, but I’m hoping for more and more content. If nothing else, it’ll be my reward for making my daily word count. I’m also waiting for the day when they might entertain taking requests. Just saying. I’ve got a few books I’ve read that I would love to see adapted to the big screen. Doesn’t everyone?

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, best of luck to you. I’ll let you know how it’s going for me next month.

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