Issue 1 Print Edition Sneak Peak

Hurray! I’m so excited to see what it looks like in a non-e-pub version 🙂

Published! Endless Gateways, Volume 1, Issue 1

Dear Readers,

I am happy to announce that the anthology from my writers group is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. It is listed on Barnes & Noble, although I couldn’t make the link work to buy a copy. 😦

You can also visit our website: Endless Gateways.

My stories are under my pen name, Madame Terzo Occhio (MT Occhio for short). Please take a look, pick up a copy, and leave a review when you’re done.

Thank you all for your encouragement and your friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

Lynn

NaNoWriMo – TGIO

Thank Goodness/Goddess/God It’s Over for another year. I started two novels and wrote a short story to complete my 50K and now I’ve got material to play with.

It’s a funny process. Writing that many words. Since my day job requires writing, it’s not really a stretch to write that many words in a month. Except that they are not all in one main document and they are not (usually) fiction. So fifty thousand words of fiction, many of them related to other words, written in my spare time, is a pretty good start on something.

The first attempt at a novel went well for a week and a half and then I lost interest in them and left them in the woods. Then I had a short story idea that came in and I sat with it for a week and it moved nicely and resolved. And I still had quite a bit of wordage left to go before the month ended. As I typed continuously waiting for the muse to come back, a second novel started working its way through to my fingers. It expanded to fill my remaining time (and word count). Now, I just need to keep it moving even though there is no longer the pressure of a deadline.

For purists, such attempts would not count, since they are not all part of the same novel. However, writing that many words in a month is not an easy task and the muse is often fickle. The whole point is to write without editing and to let it flow. So if they don’t end up in the same place in the end, who cares? I am happy to have them.

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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With sincere thanks to Shaun at Praying for One Day http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/the-dragons-loyalty-award-3/

Rules of this award:

1. Firstly, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your acceptance post;
3. Nominate 15 well-deserving bloggers for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site;
4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself

Seven things about Lynn

1. I am a happy person.
2. I love animals and currently have 3 cats and 1 dog.
3. I love ice cream.
4. Dead people see me.
5. I would rather have a great meal with good friends than buy a new toy.
6. I love music. I am classically trained in voice and have sung with rock bands.
7. I want to make people smile.

I now nominate 15 VERY LUCKY PEOPLE! 

1. http://teagansbooks.wordpress.com
2. http://danthonybrown.com

3. http://www.susanwingate.com/

4. http://tracyleekarner.com/

5. http://trishapearson.wordpress.com/

6. http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/

7. http://cristianmihai.net/

8. http://barefootbaroness.org/

9. http://thinkingfromtheheart.wordpress.com/

10. http://doncharisma.org/

11. http://vegetarianmadeeasy.wordpress.com/

12. http://www.mtntophermit.com/

13. http://reachingutopia.com/

14. http://jtweaver.net/

15. http://endlessgateways.com/

NaNoWrimo – On Fire

Many thanks to Teagan for providing a soundtrack for NaNoWriMo!!

Teagan's Books

hunger gamesYay!  This week I took leave from work for an entire week of “stay-cation.”  And i’m excited to say that I’ve been on WriMo fire!

So I couldn’t resist a new theme song for today.  I’m with The Doors again.  Can you guess which song?

WriMo-Fire!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MifWlrkEBD4

Light My Fire

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National Novel Writing Month Starts Tonight after Midnight

Excited? Yes. Scared? Yes. Can I do it? Oh, yes! I’ve done it twice before (and won), so I can certainly do it again. I have lots of material and plenty to write about. The hardest part for me is butt-in-chair-time. In November, I have an excuse to ignore that pile of laundry and the dirty kitchen floor.

For those of you who may not know, November is National Novel Writing Month. You can find more information at www.NaNoWriMo.org. The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th, which is an average of 1,667 words per day.  The best part for me is turning off the internal editor and producing words at a fast pace. The words and grammar and structure can be edited later. The amazing part is what is produced when I free my mind to just let it all hang out.

Join me (and several hundred thousand of your friends around the world) and see what you can make in a month. 🙂