Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rescue Me, Somebody Please!

Just kidding. Although, I must say, I've felt this way several times lately.

October has come, and as I sit here staring at my computer, procrastinating as usual, I'm realizing the month's almost gone! Time flys when you're having fun and when your not, well, I think it flys faster. LOL We started out with football games, tennis matches and Homecoming. Now we're winding down. The fundraiser for tennis was a huge success and the team is off today for a trip to Regionals, (Yay Go, Team!)

But, even with all life's distractions and the wonderful memories we've made along the way, I'm happy to report that I managed to stay on track. "Target of Betrayal" is due out the first of November. Yes, I'm doing a happy dance. This is the first story I ever wrote, finished back in 2007. The first draft was a whopping 104,000 words. Yikes! Needless to say, it has gone through one heck of a major overhaul. :)

Now it's time to get ready for NaNoWriMo! This is National Novel Writing Month for those of you trying to make sense out of the abbreviation. The goal? Write 50,000 words in 30 days. It's alot of hard work, but so rewarding. My first attempt was back in 2007. I'd finished one manuscript and was worried I might not be able to do it again. NaNo helped me set goals, priorities and realize writing was definitely something I wanted to do. If you ask my hubby, I've become a bit obsessed over the years. LOL

He just doesn't understand my new battle cry.

 "I get to write something new! Yippee!"

After all this editing, I'm about to burst with all the great possibilities. All I have to do is pick one idea floating around in my head, focus and then smoke up those computer keys. :) One of my goals this year is to challenge myself to write a simple romance. Those of you who know me are shaking your head. I can see you! And hear you! "What no guns? No herione being chased by the bad guys, her time running out?" Did you see the word CHALLENGE above. LOL And I never said there wouldn't be guns! 

Let's Get This Party Started!
Here's a link in case I've enticed you to check it out. :) 



Suzan Harden said...

Break a leg on NaNo , Melissa!

Gwen Hernandez said...

I'll be smoking up the keyboard right along with you! It must be NaNo blogging day. I couldn't resist either. Good luck and enjoy the "simple" romance. ;-)

Marie said...

Hi, Melissa!
I am looking forward to reading Target of Betrayal.
The romance novel sounds awesome too.

Anonymous said...

The cover looks amazing!!!
I wish I could say that I was starting something new, but I'm continuing with a novel that I began last year during NaNo. I'm excited about November coming- I'm so ready to have a good excuse to say I'm going to write all the time. The house can go to a handbasket.

Melissa said...

Thanks, Ladies! One more day to NaNo! LOL You have a Great November! :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for TOB!!!!

Camelia Miron Skiba said...

A few things here, Mel. Congrats on the the new release, the clock is ticking with only a few hours left and I can only imagine how excited you must be.
Secondly, good luck with NaNo. Haven't done it yet, but never say never. If you need a kick in the butt along the race, let me know and will cheer you up.
Have fun!

Melissa said...

Thanks, Tess! :) It feels like I've been working on this one forever!! LOL

Melissa said...

Hey, Cami! Thanks, girl. Can always use extra kicks along the way. LOL NaNo is addictive. If you try it, you'll be hooked! :)

Crystal Posey said...

Have fun with NaNo!

Melissa said...

Thanks, Crystal! :) One day down and tons of words to go! LOL