Every November, It’s National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. That’s when writers from all around the globe strive to write their first drafts of 50,000 words.

For a number of years, like clockwork,  I’d get ill during November–flu season. In the last several years, I’ve been lucky enough to escape that–until now.

And oh, boy, this one was a super whammy. For two and a half days, a severe flu did not allow me to sleep or eat. But the most adorable outcome was my two cats kept me company throughout.

My goal for 2017’s NaNoWriMo was to revise the already written manuscript of The Phoenix Hatchling, book 2 of my Seasons of the Phoenix Saga.  It currently stands at 60k.  This is still my goal.

So, during recovery, I started getting back into the manuscript.  And encountered a plot point that caused a bout of eye-rolling and another sick stomach.  The chapter I was working on before I got sick deals with the plot point of vomiting.

Yes, you heard correctly. Vomiting.  It was a big old cosmic ha-ha.  What character was doing the purging you ask? I’ll just say the one with purple eyes.

And that reminds me. I’ve had people inform me that my characters throw up a lot.  Well, I suppose they do now that I think about it. Better them than me is all I can say.

Onto other news, if you’ve signed up for my newsletter, then you’ve already received the password to my subscriber’s only page. I’m also toying with the idea of releasing an early draft teaser chapter of  The Phoenix Hatchling in a near future installment. If that’s something that catches your interest, let me know.


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