Time flies when I’m in my writing zone. I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo with the Writing Writer’s Group. I was chicken and chose not to sign-up on the NaNo website, but I did set a goal — 50,000 words in 30 days. I made it to 47,000 words. So, I got close. Closer than I thought I would. Looking back, I knew I was sitting at my desk a lot, but I didn’t realize an entire month went by me.
Now, here it is December. In fact, we’re five days away from Christmas. I managed to get my Christmas cards done last week. But, I haven’t done any kind of shopping. I’m working on finalizing Book Two, which has a working title of The Fire of Revenge. What do you think?
While trying to figure out how to celebrate the holidays, I thought about how much I appreciate my readers and followers. It is because of you and your support, I’m able to live my dream. I wanted to be able to connect with you more closely.
With the holidays upon us, I know I feel that it just comes so quickly and leaves just as fast. The idea of giving books as a gift is good because, at least for me, the gift lingers a while (yes, I’m a slow reader). Since the release of Book Two is not until spring, I wondered, what could we do until then?
You’ve read The Fire Within or you’re getting ready to read it; it’s on your list.
But why do it alone? During January and February, on my Author’s Facebook Page, we’re going to read The Fire Within, book one of the Marine Letsco series together. If you’ve already enjoyed the novel, then you can relive your favorite scenes, share your favorite quotes, or predict what you think will happen in Book Two!
The drawing will be held using a random number generator with the names of those subscribed to the newsletter as of December 31, 2014. Winners will be notified here as well as in the Newberry Tales newsletter on January 01, 2014.
Now, for the announcement of the October Drawing Winner:
And for the Winter Drawing Winner:
Their names were listed in the Newberry Tales Newsletter and they both have contacted me. Karen and Lynne each selected a copy of The Fire Within. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, be sure you do today! It will be one way we can stay connected in 2015.
What fun things are you doing over Christmas and to kick off the new year? Let me know in the comments.
May each of you have a blessed holiday season and may you enjoy a good read, too!
Writing for you with peace, love, and mistletoe!