I’m looking forward to participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. They’ve added hours or pages as goal markers as well as the usual word count.
I’ve chosen 75 hours in the month of April to work on editing the second book in The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone series. You can find the first book HERE. Can’t wait to retreat to the NaNo woods and refine the 2nd book for release in October 2017!
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Tagged Camp NaNo, campnano, miss liv, miss liv adventures, Miss Livingstone
From a sleigh to an ark – my vehicle of fancy has changed along with the weather. It’s apparent the mountain snow has turned to rain and the big melt is on! Since I don’t have an ark, I opted for waterproof shoes. What a winter!
I got inspired to do this by a recent post on The Shameful Sheep. (Be warned it is a site with a different rating than this one 🙂 ) I decided to document my next day that I was not at work. So here’s my Saturday in photo essay form. I put the descriptions in captions so I wouldn’t get too long winded, although I babbled on in some anyway. Enjoy this peek into what I’m up to besides surviving all the snow along the riverside this year. It seems I’m mostly writing. And yes, I do that everyday!
When I wake up I move the curtains and the Japanese bells…
and look out at the river.
I enjoy the beauty and check the weather to decide what to wear.
Next I showered, which I wasn’t going to photo share until I remembered the shower curtain a friend got me for Christmas…I love it!
I usually eat a fried egg and dry toast with coffee for brekkie, but sometimes on the weekend I put it all together and add syrup for french toast. Yum!
Next I was off to my local dance studio…
attempting to dance my bootie off – literally – at Zumba
I did a quick presto-chango out of my work-out clothes at my nearby office, and scarfed down my pb&j bistro box and latte’ machiato I had stashed there the afternoon before to save time…
…so I could not starve and also make it to my writing class at the library on time.
My friend and co-instructor brought me some Dutch licorice back from her trip by request.
And she and I wanted to visit and catch up after class, but we weren’t hungry…
…so we walked around and did some casual shopping at our local outlet mall.
Here’s me and my author-friend, T.A. Henry at the mall
We heard a horse neigh, whiich was a recording coming from this ride. I love the saddle, and it brought back fun shopping center memories from when I was a kid – just to see this.
The sun had gone by the time we left in the early afternoon, and it was cold.
Perfect weather to motivate my writing time at the coffee shop
I love this place…Pioneer Coffee…and spend many hours here often.
I usually end up where you can see my polka-dot laptop case in the corner.
I had my extra-foam latte’ and biscotti and…
opened up the laptop ready to write
Many people came and went…
And 3.5 hours later I was ready to go. BTW, most of the words on the screen have been changed and a whole section was added in the middle…Lots of editing done!
I arrived home before dark. Yes, I know it’s March, but my husband likes the lights on the carport and won’t let me take them down. I must admit they are cheerful at this dark time of year. Also, though I went many places today, I didn’t show driving because the longest drive was 6 minutes. Most of these places are about 2 to 3 minutes apart.
And when I got home I tried on my newly purchased sweater. It’s blue, but the lighting in my house is yellow and pretty dim, so it’s hard to see it well.
I whipped up a quick shrimp and asparagus penne with help from Bertolli…lol.
And for dessert, a sampling of the licorice mix. Tasty!
Then my husband and I watched…
…Dr. Strange…I loved it! Awesome effects, and the story intrigued me for sure.
Then I edited these ‘day in a life’ photos and my husband set the TV on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ and went to bed.
When I got sleepy after more than average coffee in a day, I went and got tucked in and read Wilderness Rim until I felt too sleepy to keep my eyes open. The sasquatch is coming on the scene. I can hardly wait to see what happens in tonight’s segment!
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Tagged a typical day, Christmas lights, Dr. Strange, Dutch licorice, French Toast, great coffee shops, river, what do typical Americans do, Zumba
We had a sudden downpour of snow the other day that caught many in the middle of what became a very treacherous commute. But it melted just as quickly the next day and came out beautifully in the end…I’ll start with a spoiler end photo and then show the rest in order.
It went from nothing to this…
…at work in a mere 15 minutes
7 minutes later I was in this backup of slipping cars waiting to get to my turnoff home (see video link in post text)
My riverside looked like this when I arrived safely
The snow was still falling on our home fast and furiously
Another angle of the river when I ventured outside (see video link of falling snow in post text)
Our neighbor across the river’s house was shrouded in white that evening…
…but everything was clearer in the morning…
…except for the roads in my neighborhood.
But the melt came extremely quickly, and I made it to see this view from the Starbucks drive-thru…and then it was back to work again.
Here are the video links to the BACK-UP ON THE HILL IN THE SNOWSTORM and the SNOW FALLING PEACEFULLY ON THE RIVERSIDE AT HOME. (Choose HD for best view)
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Originally posted on FreeValley Publishing:
Under the light of a full moon, FVP Featured Author, Casondra Brewster‘s new YA novel, Wilderness Rim – Book 1 of the Echo Falls series was celebrated in true NW style. Cheers!