Keeping at it…NaNoWriMo time…

jill bio pic cropped sep17Keeping my eye on the daily target while working out a vague plot is what’s been happening.

I’m glad to say my characters know who they are because they are talking to each other and making their personalities known.

I keep thinking of things to put in the story then wonder if it’s too much. But it’s only me and the words right now, the edit will be another story. (Perhaps literally!)

Day 13 – I only managed 1409 words, tonight Day 14 – I did reach target 1682 words

The running total today is 23332 (that’s a nice number) – Night all!

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NaNoWriMo update!

Day 12 – 1860 words
running total 20241
Book 3
The Ancient Alien Series
in progress!
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NaNoWriMo plugging away…

plinko-2Day 9 and I’m still at it, building up my story which started out looking like a YA’s book but will probably head towards the adult theme’s by the end.

Writing this way is laying down a foundation which could end up being just a backdrop to the real book. But who knows?

Day 9 my word count today is 1692 with a running total of 15658 – Yay!

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NaNoWriMo update…

spacescapeI’ve decided to write Book 3 in the Ancient Alien Series, and it’s going pretty good so far!

I have a sort of plan, know roughly where I’m going and the working title is ‘Travellers’

Day 1 – 1615, Day 2 – 1702, Day 3 – 1672, Day 4 – 1177 (our book launch day), Day 5 – 1701

Total so far 7867

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Mystery, Mayhem & Magic …

MMM book launch ten penners includ plinko lindyThere was plenty of Mystery, Mayhem & Magic at Broadbeach Library today!

The Ten Penners had a lovely audience of friends, fellow writers and two enthusiastic children to share our snippets of stories, yummy cupcakes and refreshments, and fun.

Plinko was a real hit!

Marion was Babs the Witch and introduced proceedings, Louisa the Pirate read an Marion the ten penners MMM book launchexcerpt from her ‘Escape to Utopia – Pirate Adventure’ story, Kate the flaxen-haired Elf had us all giggling when she read a teaser of ‘Don’t Eat that Kai Russell!’ I followed with my rundown of the nine stories I have in the book. I took a lovely video but we have our backs to it the whole way through!! Augh!!

Munchies were enjoyed. Books sold and signed. Everyone left happy! Well done The Ten Penners!

The winners of the colouring competition at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school were chosen.

The winner of the open competition was PAIGE!!

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Book Launch day is here!

ten penners book launch picWe are all ready for the big launch of Mystery, Mayhem & Magic!

We’ll be announcing the winners of the ‘Plinko’ colouring competition, sharing our journey into the creation of our book, and enjoying refreshments.

You might meet a Pirate, a Witch, a Highland dancer, a Dragon, and Ted Bear Esquire will be watching over proceedings. We only hope that Baby will sleep quietly throughout, but then again, Baby may need to save the day! (again!!)

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It’s time to launch…

I’m happy to share our excitement, come for the fun, refreshments and a darn good read that would be a perfect gift for the youngsters in your life, or even for the young at heart! – Jill

Only one more day and we will be at Broadbeach library to launch our third anthology, Mystery, Mayhem & Magic. A lovely paperback novel size, that’s jam-packed with thirty-six stories, poems and novellas, for children aged 8 to 12, and early readers. Though mums and dads c20171019_192841an read the stories to younger children too.

Featuring amazing adventures and magical creatures with a little bit of mayhem thrown in!

To say we are excited is an understatement! We are ecstatic! So, please come along to Broadbeach library on Saturday 4th November 2017, 10.15am to 11.15am for a sublime celebration of an exceptional team effort in producing our third book.

Book online or phone 5581 1555.  Bookings are for catering purposes as the wonderful library staff supply tea, coffee, cordial and biscuits. We will be bringing along some treats too! – Marion

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