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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day One-Hundred-Twenty

I'm a major procrastinator. Like seriously. I will put something off until the last minute and somehow manage to pull it off in time. I did this through college with all my papers - I wrote them the night before and still got great grades. So lately I've been looking at the calendar and counting down the days, telling myself I have one more day, one more day. Well you know what...

Holy crap, I'm starting my next novel in 4 days.

So I sat down this morning and spent a bit of time plotting. I already have the novel in my mind, I've been planning it for years and years, but since I'm actually going to write it, I needed to get some facts straight. Dates, events, characters, the usual. With a historical novel, you need to be able to get some things straight.

My procrastination wasn't helped by the fact that I finally received my final Victorian America research book yesterday.

Anyway, want to hear a quick little blurb about my next novel, David's Sea?

"All David King wanted to be when he grew up was a ship captain sailing the seas. However, as the only son and child of a wealthy lawyer, he's expected to follow in his father's footsteps. Now in his old age, David reflects upon his life and the people and events that shaped him and his decisions."

It's set like Civil War era and on. The main character is born in 1858, but I can't start it there since it's in first person. ;) Anyway, it's slightly different from my last novel, but I hope it'll be just as good! I'm really excited to jump in and play with my characters and discover new things.

Interested in writing? Check out NaNoWriMo! It starts next Monday!

In other news... Week 17! And almost 4 months! Can you believe it?


  1. Hey! the link does not work. I am actually in the process of writing 3 books...all non fiction about my life (one as a girlfriend of a big time drug dealer for 4 years, the second my relationship through letters w/ my hubby when he was deployed and I was at basic training, and third a kind of how to book on surviving the death of your child.) yes, I know, I am a little ADD, but I write whichever one inspires me that day:-) anyway, i would be interested in you first book, what is the title? and NaNoWriMo, if you could send me the link cause it is not working when i click on it.

  2. Im also guilty of severe procrastination haha

    Loving the plotline of your new novel by the way :)

  3. Aah. . .procrastination. Look at it in another way. Instead of being a planner or plotter, you may be a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants writer, like me. LOL.

    Your novel sounds intriguing. I have a lot of admiration for writers of historical fiction. So much research!

  4. Your novel sounds like it will be great! I'd like to write a novel some day too.

    I have given you an award because I love your blog so much. Come over to my blog and check it out!



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