Update #3 + We Need You Questions! (again)

Update 3 + We Need Questions Again!

Happy Wednesday, people reading this post (even if you’re not reading it on Wednesday)!

Yes, this is another post that’s getting out a wee bit late. Well, if you’re not in Pacific time (which most people I know online aren’t for whatever reason). Here, it’s not that late. (Or at least I don’t think so; any time before eleven is early morning to me …)

We’re halfway through the months of November … but I haven’t reached halfway with my novel.

Nope, I’m not behind (I actually have 28,631 – haven’t written yet today, though), but I don’t feel that I’ve reached the midpoint of my novel. I … guess it’s gonna be a bit longer? No problem there. 🙂

READ ON, MA HOMIES

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Update #2: In Which I Am Good at Something for Once

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Okay, you’re right, that was a silly title. I’ve done awesome things before. In fact, I’m pretty much the master of awesome things.

But really, I’m super pleased with one thing I did these last couple days, and so I have to share it with you … and yep. That’s about it. (I don’t really have low self-esteem, at least not in the writing area of my life. #conceited #terribleperson)

So far, NaNoWriMo is going swimmingly for me. According to my best friend, I write too slow, but really, am I to blame for her impatience? Nope. I think not.

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NaNo2017: My Last-Minute Prep and the First Few Days

Copy of Beyond Her Calling, characters

Wow, can you believe it’s already day four?! NaNoWriMo is flying by! I mean, four out of thirty isn’t much (only about 13%), but it’s still several days which I’ve spent writing like a maniac.

But, before I start talking about my (amazing) NaNo progress, let’s talk about my last minute prep.

Really all my prep was last minute. I didn’t start outlining until early October, and then I put it off and put it off until … I did most of it a week before NaNo, quite a chunk of it on October 31st!

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Introducing the Characters of Beyond Her Calling

Beyond Her Calling, characters

Hello ladies and gents!

Now that we’ve actually begun NaNoWriMo,* I decided it was time to actually introduce you to my NaNo novel & my NaNo-prep process. Even though we’ve already begun so technically that’s all over. Just … ignore me tardiness. Pretend it’s two weeks ago.

*(I WAS SICK OKAY!?!?)

I thought I’d just dash up a post and give a brief introduction to both, but you already know the basic plot (or you can just by reading the blurb on NaNoWriMo or my WIP page) and my basic outlining process, so either I’m going to have to do something slightly more complicated, or I’m going to have to be #lame.

Weeeeell, I’m lame in enough areas of my life. Allow me to introduce you to the characters of Beyond Her Calling and how they came to be.

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3 Things Northanger Abbey Can Teach Writers

Hello ladies and gents!

Long story short … I’m sick. It started out as a flu with a headache, sore throat, chills, aches, and semi-fevers, and turned into a terrible cold complete with gallons of dark yellow goo bursting from my lungs. *is making you all nauseous* *is too sick to care*

Because of that, I wasn’t able to get today’s post out. It was going to be an introduction to the characters of Beyond Her Calling. That will be coming out next week instead. (In the meantime, you can check out the summary on NaNoWriMo or my WIP page.)

Thanks to the wonderful Saanvi, though, I’m not showing up empty-handed today! I can share with you this guest post that I wrote for her blog. It’s “3 Things Northanger Abbey can Teach Writers,” and I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

A Notebook, One Pen, And Me

Hey wonders!
I have a lot of ideas for poems, but I have neglected the one, wonderful, article that should have been put up here months ago. I am honored to have Kellyn from the blog Reveries, who may of you know as an author and whose blog I hope you follow. Today, I have the honor of this post, and though I have never read this book, I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did. I’m sure Kellyn would take questions in the comments, wouldn’t you? 🙂

Here’s the article….

3 Things Northanger Abbey Can Teach Writers

Hello, my name is Kellyn Roth (though you can call me Kell), and I was honored to be allowed to guest post here on A Notebook, One Pen, and Me today! *waves wildly at Saanvi* *jumps up and down excitedly* Okay, I’m calm, I’m calm …

Today I’m going…

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Why I Do Halloween

Why I Do Halloween

*deep breath* Okay. Here we go.

I know I’m going to offend a lot of my Christian friends. I might even lose some followers over it. But I feel a need to summarize all my thoughts on the subject into one, organized whole and present it up to my Christian peers (probably to be slaughtered, but oh well).

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on Halloween. Why do I dress up and eat candy, even though many Christians say it’s evil? I decided to dig deep and figure out my reasons.

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Five Fall Favorites: Wrap Up & Animals + Brief Hiatus

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Hello ladies and gents!

Welcome to my blog … and to my final post in Five Fall Favorites 2017!

In this post, I’ll be announcing the winners … and some other fun things. We still have lots of free books and such wandering around, so be sure to look for them!

On that note … The Lady of the Vineyard is free today on Amazon while The Dressmaker’s Secret is on sale for just $0.99! Be sure to check them both out! 🙂

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Five Fall Favorites, Day 5: Indie Published

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Hello ladies and gents!

Welcome to my blog … and to my fifth post in Five Fall Favorites 2017! I’m sure you remember the amazing blog party we did last year, and if you don’t, this invitation will give you the highlights:

(By the way, the constant repetitiveness is a little … sad … but you know what? THE PURPOSE IS THE BOOKS NOT THE INTRO. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.)

Invitation

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Five Fall Favorites, Day 4: Humor

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Hello ladies and gents!

Welcome to my blog … and to my fourth post in Five Fall Favorites 2017! I’m sure you remember the amazing blog party we did last year, and if you don’t, this invitation will give you the highlights:

Invitation

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Five Fall Favorites, Day 3: Serieses

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Hello ladies and gents!

Welcome to my blog … and to my THIRD post in Five Fall Favorites 2017! I’m sure you remember the amazing blog party we did last year, and if you don’t, this invitation will give you the highlights:

Invitation

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