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NaNoWriMo 2013

I'm all geared up for National Novel Writing Month in November! The weather has turned. It's dark and cloudy - the gray sky dotted with the yellows, oranges and reds of the mighty trees, standing proud yet knowing they're about to stand as naked sentries through another bitter winter. Fallen leaves blanket the parking lots, sidewalks and dying lawns. Perfect planning weather for a nice murder mystery. This year, I'm going to write in a new series, as opposed to previous years in which I continued to write in the Masked Rider series. I've got my murderer, my victim, my motive, a couple of clues, and a few red herrings. I've got to flesh out my characters - all of them are brand new to me. I'm also trying something new in the POV department - I'm going to switch between two characters throughout the novel, both will be first person POV. I'm also going for a little darker, a little more serious than any of my other work. Will it stic
Every once in a while I'll read a book outside my genre, and Take A Stand fits the bill. I've never read a Christian fiction book before - I didn't even know the category existed until recently! Two major story lines are running concurrently. In one, Christians are being persecuted and in the second, we are privy to the growing love between Sean and Emma. The interesting thing about this book, Sean is a single-minded ex-Marine with a hot temper. He says he doesn't like playing games in relationships, then sneaks out of his best friend's house for days and ignored his calls - with a smile on his face. He's oblivious about being exactly what he dislikes! When you add all his faults together, it should make for a one-dimensional, boring main character that you can't stand - yet it's the complete opposite in this story. Sean is my favorite character! I really cared about what happened to him. Bandusky's writing is well done. It seemed

'Doctor Who' Just Isn't The Same

I love Doctor Who . Real Doctor Who . The original 20+ years. Not the new stuff. I realized for a while now that, as much as I love sci-fi, had I not grown up with Doctor Who (real, classic) and was exposed to it for the first time in 2005 (the new stuff) I wouldn't watch. I wouldn't be a fan and I wouldn't get it. Now, don't get me wrong, I think the writing is well done (except for the plot holes they ignore in order to get done what they want to get done) and the acting is great and the special effects are good and the music is superb - but it's not my cup of tea. They kill things in the new Doctor Who , all the time. Innocent things. Animals aren't even safe. And when companions leave, you know it's going to be bad. Not sad like, oh, there goes Sarah Jane Smith (companion to the third and fourth Doctor) after all those years and the Doctor is really going to miss her and she's really going to miss him but they'll both be all right and m

Cut The Cable Reading Challenge (2013) - Post Your Reviews

This is for everyone to post their reviews of the books they've read for the Cut The Cable Reading Challenge . There is a separate post for you to share your progress . I can't wait to read your reviews and find some more books for the challenge!

Cut The Cable Reading Challenge (2013) - Update Your Progress Here

This is for everyone to post your progress of the Cut The Cable Reading Challenge . There is a separate post for you to share your reviews . I look forward to seeing what you're reading and how far you're getting in the challenge! Enjoy!

Cut The Cable Reading Challenge (2013)

This is the first year I'm going to host a Reading Challenge! You can find my post at Goodreads in the Challenge Factory group. CUT THE CABLE READING CHALLENGE The challenge is to read books that were made into TV shows and/or novelizations based on TV shows. (Examples, Perry Mason , Dres den Files , Doctor Who . The first two were books made into TV shows, the last was a TV show first.) The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. You have to read the books in 2013. Short stories count (example, Sherlock Holmes , Jeeves and Wooster ) Rereads count Crossovers with other reading challenges count Casual Viewer - 6 books Couch Potato - 12 books TV Junkie - 18 books TV Addict - 24 books I am going to allow non-fiction books in this challenge as long as they are written by, or are about, an actor/personality that has been on television. Below, I've listed possible reads in different categories. You don't have to pick from the categor

Wordless Wednesday - Team Grandpa


Wordless Wednesday - Instructions Not Included