So, I’m taking the NaNoWriMo challenge…I feel sort of weird about it, because this idea has been in my head for three years. Putting it on a page is like having a baby. I think. Since we adopted, it’s hard to make a definite comparison.  I’ll be attempting to write 50,000 words in a month, so my Adoption = posts might be fewer than usual. Here’s a snippet, in case you’re interested. (Ha, snippet. I’ve always wanted to say that.)

Detective Bo Franklin kicked a clod of loose dirt away from the edge of the site in frustration. It skittered across the frozen ground. They weren’t going to get anywhere in this weather. It hadn’t dropped below fifty degrees all winter, but now, in February, the temperature had plummeted and everything was frozen solid. Just when he had his first lead. Thank you, Virginia, for officially having the weirdest weather on the east coast.  He headed back to his truck, still trying to make sense of what the kid had said. Was this even a lead, or just an attention-starved child? How could a five-year-old boy possibly have information about missing kids?


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Posted on November 2, 2014, in Fiction and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. You got me hooked!

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  2. This is really good. Like I-must-read-on-how-can-this-not-be-the-introduction-of-a-real-novel good. Best of luck in finishing this novel and I expect you to inform us here first if it gets picked up and published for real!


  3. The suspense!…Arrgh!…Nice to know that we’re all doing NaNo this year, mine was a sort of last minute decision.


  4. This is great! It really made me want to read more. Hey! Did you do that on purpose? 🙂

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  5. I look forward to some awesome reading! I’ll be thinking of you and I trust your “birth pangs” will be filled with great joy in the struggle!

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  6. thequietfantasybookblogreview

    I am taking part in it myself for the first time. I plan to have fun with it, if I don’t make the 50k then I don’t.

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  7. WOW! can’t wait to read more! Good luck in this venture!


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