What to Expect – November

NOVEMBER

Hi everybody! Sorry I was missing in action the last few weeks. Halloween, family stuff, and a much needed vacation had me off-the-grid. 

But I’m back and I hope you had a wonderful Halloween full of creepy costumes and plenty of candy! I sure did, and I had a blast sharing a few witchy book reviews with you last month. I managed to get most of my reading list up, but we are going to have to wait a bit for a review of Jackie Smith’s After Death. Hopefully, you’ll be reading it this month!

Here’s what to expect for November: plenty of reviews on the many audio books I listen to during my work commute! They have been stacking up and need to be shared! 

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You can also expect to hear about my favorite holiday! Thanksgiving is on the way and I look forward to sharing my family traditions!

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November is also National Novel Writing Month! I plan to provide a weekly update on my attempt to write my own novel! So expect to hear ALL about NaNoWriMo. Let me know if you’re writing too!

It’s going to be a fun, busy month but I wouldn’t have my November any other way! Happy Reading!

Lindsay

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NaNoWriMo 2015

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I was going to wait and announce this next week, but I’m too excited! NaNoWriMo starts in a week and I can’t wait!

You have heard me talk about National Novel Writing Month when I participated in the Camp Sessions last summer. The main event starts on November 1st and thousand of writers strive to write 50,000 words in one month. Check out the website for more info.

This will be my third year participating and my first year winning! I have worked on the same comedic diesel punk space opera (gotta love that label) I have been working on for three years….long story. But third time is a charm and I’m finishing this novel!

I recommend NaNoWriMo to all writers! It is such a wonderful community, both online and off, and I love the local writers I have met each November!

Who else is writing this November? Feel free to add me as a writing buddy and good luck to all my fellow NaNoers!

Lindsay

What to Expect – SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

I started my mid day shift schedule at work in June and just couldn’t find time to get anything done. I wasn’t reading, writing, or posting which did not make for a very happy Lindsay. I had to work at having a life outside of my job.

I focused on my writing in July and sent the first draft of my non-fiction out to beta readers. I also finished a detailed outline for my NaNoWriMo novel and started working on a survival thriller I’ve put off for two years. The month was a success!

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August was spent coupling my writing with more reading time. Audio books filled my commute to and from work, I spent my breaks with my nose in my Nook, and I started taking a book to bed with me again. August was also a success!

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So what can you expect for September? More posts! I realized yesterday that both my sites have been pretty quiet over the last few months as I tried to regain the creative side of my life. So September will be full of reviews on the books I read in August! It may have taken me a few months but I’m finally giving some priority to my favorite things!

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What do you have planned this month?
Lindsay

What to Expect – AUGUST

AUGUST

You’ve probably wondered where I’ve been the last few weeks. You may even have worried that I was kidnapped or stuck in a dark room with no books (I pray I’m NEVER stuck in such a place).

Don’t worry. I am fine and I SWEAR I’VE BEEN READING! I just haven’t had the time to sit down and post my reviews because I was a tad busy with a few fun projects last month. (Click here if you want to know more about said projects 😉 go ahead, I know you’re curious!) I have a number of books waiting patiently to be reviewed and you can check out my Goodreads for a sneak peak. But that’s all I’m committing too at the moment!

I haven’t managed to read any of the books I have lined up the last few months, so August is all about winging it old school! Well… not all because I am participating in a review tour of Laura Lee’s Identity Theft. I definitely think my fellow reviewers should join in on the review tour! There are a number of spots still available, just click here!

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I promise to get you more reviews in August! Hope your summer is going swimmingly and you have plenty of time for beach reading!

Lindsay

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Space Diner

October was a month full of book reviews.

I’m sad to say that November will not be the same.

Do not fret!  This is not because I am giving up on reviews.  It is because I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, this November.  Many of you have heard of NaNoWriMo but for those of you who haven’t, writers, both published and unpublished, gather together in front of their computer screens and attempt to produce a 50,000 word novel in just one month.  It’s frantic, fun, and pushes writers to develop a daily writing habit and leave their editing until the first draft is finished.

Most of my free time will be spent writing, but you can still expect a weekly post from me!  The synopsis of my novel, Space Diner, is as follows.

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2340: Technological advancement has destroyed the ecosystem of Earth to where life can no longer be sustained.  The O’Brian Family, technological tycoons, have the means to save humanity.  The remaining humans crowd O’Brian space ships on the journey to the Colony Cluster, a small system of planets that are their only hope for survival.

2440: It has been 5 years since the violent overturn of the O’Brian Empire has left the Colony Cluster in a state of anarchy.  Humanity is floundering once again and a man known only as The Boss is using the chaos to expand his empire.  His thugs are instructed to use any force necessary to take control of the entire Cluster.

Audra Wright, once a decorated fighter pilot, does her best to steer clear of the political battles plaguing her world and survives by taking transport side jobs, delivering to the various planets in the Cluster.  Her ship is in need of a tune-up after months of missions and she plans to spend her short layover consuming as much fried food as possible.  That is until she is offered a job that she can’t resist.  Now Audra must deliver a package that could stop The Boss.

Private Recovery Agent, Jake Tracy, has been tasked with recovering Audra’s package before she can deliver it to the last remaining O’Brian.  He is following her trail, hitting each space diner in search of his French-fry loving target.

Audra is stuck racing through the stars with a surly teenager and a smart-mouthed dog on a reluctant journey to restore balance to the Colony Cluster.  A journey that will require eluding hooker assassins, swamp creatures, and the frustratingly suave Jake Tracey.

Tell me what you think!  Is anyone else participating?  If so, my user name is flygirl3; add me as your buddy!  Happy writing and reading!

Lindsay