The Never-ending Blog and NaNoWriMo Procrastination

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Letters taken from signs in Madison.

So I decided to take the plunge.

 

I am taking up the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in one month, per NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writer’s Month.

Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo?

I started out amazing…plopping down about 2,000-3,000 words a day.

Here’s my premise: I want to write a good, clean (aka sans profanity, eye-shutting violence against women/children, and mentioning of naked body parts) novel that a mom can read and then pass down to her teenage daughter, like my mom used to do.

Mom introduced to me to my favorite novelist of all time: Victoria Holt.

Dear Readers, I am no Victoria Holt.

But I do try.

Do you do to procrastinate at an impending deadline?

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Clock, Historical District, Madison, Alabama.

My goal is to write a suspense novel, my favorite genre. So I do say no violence against women/children…I just mean that no one is going to die horribly at the hands of a violent offender. But I’d never kill off a child. I’m a mom…I just could never do that.

Anyway, I’m babbling just a little bit. And I’m procrastinating even more.

Because I’m halfway through the novel, and this is hard!!! I can’t figure out what happens next.

Also, I’m procrastinating against freelance writing assignments that are due tomorrow!

But I had to do my Wednesday blog, right?

I may just keep writing this blog.

All of the photos were taken in Madison, Alabama’s historical district.

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Note: All photographs are copyright 2016 by Stephanie L. Robertson. I don’t mind you sharing, but please link it back to my website or credit me for my work.

Books that I am Reading Now

I invariably have library fines at any of the four libraries that I frequent. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t take spending money lightly. (Who does, now-a-days!) But at least the money goes to supporting the libraries.

Here is a list of books that I’m either reading or ones that are stacked on a table, ready for me to read when I have a spare minute:

Fiction:
rebecca

I’ve read this a million times and it’s on my Kindle. I’m only reading parts of it right now to study her outstanding character development and descriptors.

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I’ve read this several times. There are places in the book where the characters’ morals and mine clash, but I like this one because of its intrigue!

Nonfiction:

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I love reading about Tony Dungy and his family. Tony Dungy is a great family man and a devoted Christian husband.

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Motivational books that I’m reading to keep me on track with my writing.


Always looking to learn how to improve my writing and my semi-technical knowledge.