Tag: novel

Do You NaNoWrimo?

Yes, I'm a little crazy for taking up the challenge of writing 50,000 words for a new novel this month. Yes, I know I've tried a few times before and always fallen woefully (WAY!) short of that lofty goal. Yes, yes, I know the definition of insanity! Moving on... But (BUT!), I also know that I'm more prepared than I've ever been in the past. And (AND!) I've got some great (relentless) friends who have vowed to motivate (force) me to actually finish this year. But most important of all: I talked to hubby about it and feel like he is (mostly) supportive and willing (just a bit) to help out with the house and kids so that I can have (a little) more time to write. And guess what, folks. Yup, it's midnight and I met the word count goal for the first day. Just look at that beautiful NaNo widget on the right and you can see for yourself. Woo-Hoo!! Isn't that a beautiful little green square for the 1st of November? Yeah, I thought so, too. And that's my user name at the top, so feel free to add me as a writing buddy if you're registered at NaNoWriMo.org and help keep me motivated with a gentle nudge (or shove) toward writing if my word count falls too far behind. I'd love to hear how each of you are handling this crazy challenge after the first day. Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know! The next…

Oh, Here I Am… Drink Up!

Hello! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I'm in the beginning stages of planning my newest novel. I'm really excited about it, so it's been hard to pull myself away. I'm using the Snowflake Method, and it's fantastic. If you are a writer and haven't read about it, click and do so now. You won't regret it. Besides planning ahead, like I'm doing, it's great for organizing and mapping works you've already written, too. Since I've been focusing most of my writing on this new project, I probably won't be posting much of my fiction writing here. Unless, of course, I come across a particularly inspiring prompt and just can't resist. ;) I will, however, still be posting responses to at least one photo prompt a week. I love my photo prompts too much to resist, and they are a great break from writing when I need one. So, without further ado, and in response to the Wordsmith Studio's Weekly Photo Prompt, I say, "Drink up!" Moscato is my favorite wine, light and fruity, and just a little bubbly. Feel free to grab your favorite beverage and toast with me. "To inspiration." "Cheers."   Becca ♥

Serenya’s Song NEW COVER Reveal Party!

Serenya’s Song NEW COVER Reveal Party! https://www.facebook.com/events/558913810796302/ Serenya's Song, Book Two of the stand-alone Tallenmere fantasy romance series, was born in April 2012. To better reflect its place as the darker middle-child of the series, cover artist Caroline Andrus and I tore the original cover down and redesigned it! Special thanks goes to KY photographer Alicia Carlton and KY model Courtney Leigh Collins for providing a beautiful image for Serenya! On Sunday, April 28 from 5-9 PM EST, I want to show off this new beautiful cover, so please join me for a night of prizes, games, music, and merriment! Share this event AND bring a friend! Schedule/Prize List: Cover Reveal, Blurb, Trivia / Weekend Spotlight OR Interview Song & Excerpt What's Your Hobbit Name? / Notebook & Mug Song & Excerpt Add Your Own Caption / 4 E-Copies of Serenya's Song Song & Excerpt Share the Cover / Signed Print of Serenya's Song Song & Excerpt LIKE & Share / $25 Amazon Gift Card Join the Party HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/558913810796302/ To learn more about Serenya’s Song and the Tallenmere Series, visit my Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4625596.Mysti_Parker


Hello! Just wanted to let you guys know that I won't be doing a photo a day challenge this month since I'll be participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you're interested, all the details are here. It's fun and exciting and can really help you get started and/or finished writing your novel. There's still time to join up! Why not? I'll be writing pretty much every minute I can. You can follow my progress if you like with the nifty meter over on the right. I'll still participate in the weekly prompt over at WordsmithStudio.org on Thursdays. And may join in the Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge when I need a break from writing. ;) Happy writing to all my fellow NaNo-ers, and photo fun to all you happy snappers! Becca ♥