While it seems like I’ve been AWOL this past month, since I returned from Oklahoma, I’ve actually been very busy with National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a friendly competition to write an entire novel in 30 days.

Because I’d completed an outline and most of my research before November 1, I was able to quickly flesh out my story in two weeks, but there are plot holes remaining you could drive a truck through. I’m excited though to patch up the holes and complete 50,000 words before November 30, as the NaNoWriMo rules demand to win an award.

There have been two posts since my return, a book review and today’s post about Quilts of Valor, handmade quilts given to honor and comfort our veterans. Kathy Dye and her daughter Alyssa will speak at the Alliance Public Library this evening at 7, if my account does not satisfy your curiousity entirely.

Unfortunately, the reminder email widget on this blog may not have been working, so if you aren’t fans of my author’s page or a personal friend on Facebook, you may have missed notifications.

Please stay tuned for more results on the novel. It’s historical fiction, based on a distant relative,  Margaret Mannion, who survived the sinking of the Titanic. While the fiction is predicated on fact, it is entirely a made up story between her arrival in New York City in 1912 and her return to Ireland in 1920.

It will take at least six months to complete the development of the book, so I ask for your support as I continue to edit and blog, edit, market and blog. I’m struggling to find my niche in the blogging world, but I’m fairly certain it will revolve around books and travel. 

Books on a Beach, anyone?

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