Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Blurb for NaNoWriMo

Now, I know in my last post I said I was going to wait until Thursday to reveal my blurb for NaNoWriMo, but with school being so demanding and hopes of not neglecting either of my blogs, I'm going to reveal my blurb right now. This is a huge step for me because I've never been one to share my serious writing with anyone, so here goes nothing!

"Sliding Into Love"
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade; but when it throws you a curve ball, what do you do?

Emma Murphy has been spending her days the same way for the past ten years:  wake up, take her medicine, go to dialysis, and help her mom run the daycare. But when Bradley Carter, the star Pitcher for the Pleasantview Penguins, start attending dialysis, she knows that her days are about to be a lot less boring.

When Bradley is forced to put his career on hold, he goes from goofball to grouch within a matter of days, but Emma is adamant on changing that. Things are going well for them until Bradley receives bad news. Will Emma be able to turn Bradley's bad news around before it's too late?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Missing In Action

I'm baaaaaaaaccccccccccckkkkkkkkkk!! Well, at least I am for the moment. There has been so much that has been going on since I've been on here last. For example, I'm back in school and it is kicking my butt literally!! I had no idea this year would be so time-consuming; it's my sixth week back and I feel like I'm still trying to get used to my schedule! Thankfully, Thanksgiving break is coming up soon, but I'm crossing my fingers that Christmas break will come even sooner!
Next, I'd like to take this time to recognize the people who have fought, is fighting, or who will fight Breast Cancer. My prayers go out to these people and their families. Stay strong, keep fighting, and I pray a cure is found soon!
Last, but certainly not least, this year I'll be participating in the 2012 NaNoWriMo challenge. The National Novel Writing Month is where writers and authors challenge themselves to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in 30 days, but it has to be a story that you haven't previously worked on. Lucky for me I have about 20 of those. Of course, my inner Drama Queen is nagging me, saying "I can't do this" because I can barely balance school by itself, but I'm determined to prove her and everyone else wrong. Yesterday was officially NaNo Prep day, and I started filling out one of my character sheets, and I'll be doing even more prepping tonight!! I was a little nervous at first, but I believe that I can do this; I have faith in myself, my story, and I have an awesome support system from Facebook friends to authors to my actual friends, and especially my family. I don't think I'd be able to do this without them. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to do this, but if I don't succeed at writing 50,000 words in 30 days, I'd be happy with just attempting to; and I'd be even happier if I can stick it out and not quit after a day. Be sure to come back next Thursday, the 25th, and check out the blurb for the book that I'll be working on for NaNoWriMo!!