Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Goal Accomplished!!!

It has been a long month, and a perilous journey, but I have reached the once distant 50,000 word mark!!  I still have a bit that I want to add before I type, "The End," but I have reached the goal!  I have accomplished the seemingly impossible!  Hurray!!!  And a special thanks to my honey for helping me celebrate!  I have the official winner's badge!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

An Excerpt from The Fall

Hello friends!  I am still writing like the wind, nearing the twenty thousand word mark, but I have heard your pleas to read for a sample, just a little taste of what I'm working on, and I have decided that it is time to let you have it by posting the beginning of my novel.  Enjoy!

An Excerpt from The Fall

Chapter 1 – The Pumpkin Patch

“That one’s good for nothing – it’s all bruised!” Madelyn laughed with a wink.

“Well, I think it’s rather cute and would be perfect for pumpkin carving.  Just think – it already has plenty of attitude and spunk!” Evelyn replied with a grin.

“Yes, just like you.  You two would be an unbeatable combination at the contest.  I’m sure you’ll come up with a splendid design again this year.  What sort of face are you considering making?”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Fall: A Synopsis

Hello, blog world!  It has been 3 days of NaNoWriMo and I'm staying on track, so that's good.  Well, I am not sure if I want to share an excerpt yet, but below is the synopsis that I just drafted.  I'm afraid it sounds a little cheesy, but hey, it's my first novel, and I'm writing the excerpt after only having written 5,000 of the 50,000 words, so here you go:

Madelyn Campbell is a fun-loving twenty-seven year old, studying Medieval literature and living with her quirky best friend and artist Evelyn in Fullerton.  The story picks up with the girls hunting for pumpkins for a Halloween party in their local pumpkin patch, at which party Madelyn delightedly discovers that her crush, Spencer Moore,  is in attendance.  Progressing through their awkward first date (or is it just a hang out with just the two of them?) Madelyn discovers that despite her desire to be perfect, life is full of bumps and bruises, yet these very bumps, although painful at the moment, may lead to her greatest joy.

Happy writing!!