Happy Thanksgiving

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 24-11-2016

This  Thanksgiving I want to take the time to stop and share things I am grateful for. Not the least of these is that I can put a preposition at the end of a sentence. Another is for the acronym, lol.

Seriously, I have so much that I appreciate in my life. Of course I am so lucky for the country I live in, despite or maybe because of the political happenings.  Top of the list are also family and friends. There are so many I could easily say thank you to today. I have said thank you to some and hope everyone knows how much I care. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

Last and far from least is my writing. I, as every writer hope some day soon to share my books with you. Until then I will continue to write, create and edit. My writing helps me in more ways than I can express here.

All in all I am so very lucky. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

One more day until NaNoWriMo 2016

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in From Bean Counter to Author, Some spare thoughts from a writer | Posted on 30-10-2016

This year for NaNoWriMo I’m going to work on book 4 of my series. At this time the working title is “The Answer Is In The Stars”. My characters haven’t shared with me yet what the story is about. I know the threat from the previous book has expanded.

Tomorrow I’ll get to know the two main characters better. I also need to find the first sentence of the story. There is so much to do before I start writing on November 1.

This is exciting. That’s what NaNoWriMo is about.

I’ll share more about my experiences as we go along.

NaNoWriMo Preparation 

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Getting to know a character, Working on my Craft | Posted on 10-10-2016

The past couple of week s I have been working to get to know my characters better. The first step is to learn their names. So far I have the protagonist, Alexandra, Allie, M’Ren. The first born of her generation, she is named for her grandmother. She is set to follow her grandmother’s example of uniting the cultures of her planet, Naldo. After the devastating destruction that took place in the previous book, the cultures of this world need a leader to unit behind once more. When an accident leaves Allie to believe she is to blame for the death of a friend, she runs away and leaves her future and her hopes behind, or so she thinks.

This is the beginning of my story. I will find out more in November. In the meantime I need to get to know the other characters. I will share more with you as we go along.

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo 1

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 18-09-2016

Saturdays for the next couple of months are dedicated to getting ready for this year’s NaNoWriMo. I need to get to know my characters and at least have a vague idea of what the inciting incident is.

Saturday, September 10, I opened up a file titled “Information for book 4”. The information talked about the Ciboney, the cousin culture to the Sasquatch in book 1. These beings are more like the abominable snow people. I still need to do a lot of work, but discovering the characters is the most enjoyable part of writing.

Morning Walk

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Posted by Jodi | Posted in Thoughts from a writer | Posted on 08-09-2016

jet-trailThis morning I saw a jet trail high in the sky. Is there a writer on board, heading off to Los Angles or New York to sign the contract with their agent? What do they write? Could it be Soft Science Fiction with elements of Romance like me? So many questions to bolster the dream. It’s great to imagine that that could be me in the very near future.