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Goals

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This summer I have two goals. One: write 10,000 words for www.campnanowrimo.org and two: edit The Double D (the complete manuscript). Luckily these goals coincide.

Camp Nanowrimo is a time when a writer can pick their own word count goal. The least amount is 10K and the most is 50K. As I write this I am one hundred and five words away from completing goal number one.

My contemporary western romance has twenty-nine chapters and I am currently working on number twenty. The date I have in  mind to be finished is August twelfth. I'm not confident it can be completed by then. Hey, you can't rush perfection.

Can you spot the camouflage kitty? My desk only has half the number of books on it and my writing sphinx is curled up on a chair taking a snooze.

Well, enough procrastinating... time to get those one hundred and five words finished.

CampNaNoWriMo & The Double D Edit

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To keep you up dated... I'm currently working on editing my 2013 NaNoWriMo Novel for the July Camp NaNoWriMo. It is a humorous small town contemporary western romance set in the fictional town of Fortuna, Texas. Think of the puns and innuendo of an Austin Powers movie set in any small town U.S.A. and you'll get a taste of The Double D.

I've pitched this novel to a couple of agents and more recently, an executive editor. The full manuscript has been requested. (Yay!) Even though the story is complete, as well as a sequel, I'm hitting it hard to make it perfect.

Here is a brief synopsis:
When Jessica inherits her grandparent's Longhorn ranch she also becomes the owner of her grandmother's romance novel hoard. Every book is initialed by her grandma. She wants nothing to do with men or romance and that includes those blasted books. One man volunteers to help donate the books and she ends up daring him to read a few, he ups the ante by daring other men, and soon …