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Sunday Report Card…and a New Contest!
Sunday, November 4th, 2012

NaNo Day 4:
SS-2—3406 words

If the only reason you are here is to find out who won the Amazon Gift Card Contest, keep reading…

Sunday Report Card

If you look at the top of the last three days’ blogs, you’ll see some bright blue lettering that is impossible to miss! It’s my NaNoWriMo progress. I figure if I have to report my progress in a very public fashion, I’ll be less inclined to blow it off. There are no days off for me this month. I must complete a minimum of 50,000 words (preferably 65,000, because that’s what I need to finish my novel!). This would be an entirely doable goal if I didn’t have a trip to DC planned for next week. Yeah, stupid me decided she HAD to travel, by car, to visit family in the middle of her busiest writing month of the year!

There’ a newborn I’m dying to see. Plus if I hadn’t said I’d go, the Red-Headed Hellion would have gone by herself, and that’s not happening, so I have to figure out how to meet my writing goals even though a big fat chunk of time is excluded from my available writing days. Let’s do the math. My book needs 65,000 words. As of this morning, I have 4611 words, so that means I have to write another 60,389 words. Divide that total by the number of writing days I have left and…holy crap! I have to write 2875 words over 21 days. Okay, now I’m feeling a little queasy.

It’s possible. Maybe I won’t have a single sick day. Maybe my family will leave me completely alone during WRITING TIME. Maybe.

That’s the goal. Let’s see how I do. If you see me slacking up—nag, nag, nag!!!

BTW. This past Monday through Thursday, I wrote a short story for my super alpha anthology for Cleis (4700 words), and completely edited and shipped it off to my “handler” at Cleis. Cross your fingers she loves it.

That’s all the writing news. Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s peek inside A Perfect Trifecta, which is releasing in 9 days! See how I got that plug in? I’m tricky like that.

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The Winner

So back to the winner of that contest…

The winner (by random number generator) of the Amazon Gift Card Contest is…Rita Wray (Oct 30)! Rita, send me an email to let me know you saw this. Congratulations!

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The DC Kitschy Contest!

What can you win? I don’t know! When I go to DC, I will look around for some suitably kitschy DC tourist thing (a snow globe? a pencil shaped like the Washington Monument?), and that will be the prize. Aren’t you dying to win something you have no clue what it will be? Yay!

What do you have to do to win? Post comments on this blog from now until the contest ends! Each time you post counts as another entry!

This contest ends on November 15th!

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While I’m gone, starting Wednesday, I will have a slew (what does that mean?!) of wonderful guests and some pre-posted blogs of mine, so be sure to drop in, post a comment and make the guests feel welcome while you enter for that surprise prize! Love ya. Have pages to write! Outtie.

19 comments to “Sunday Report Card…and a New Contest!”

  1. Susan W.
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 9:31 am · Link

    Have a safe trip to DC and enjoy spending time with your family. Crossing my fingers for no interuptions during your writing time!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 9:54 am · Link

    Susan, thanks so much!



  3. kelley wilson
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 9:58 am · Link

    Have a wonderful and safe trip.



  4. Betty Hamilton
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link

    Iove visiting family. Enjoy your trip & Be safe!!



  5. Alison
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link

    Have safe trip… Thanks for the contest :-P



  6. Phuong
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 10:03 am · Link

    Enjoy your trip to DC :)



  7. Heather Coulter
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    Great contest…You get 2 surprises #1 Surprise Your A Winner & #2 You Have Won ???

    Enjoy Your Trip :!: :!: :!: Heather



  8. Gayle Latreille
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 10:37 am · Link

    Have a wonderful trip. Family is so important to have. Hope you all have an amazing time. :-D

    Gayle



  9. Rita Wray
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am · Link

    I just saw my name as the winner of the Amazon gift card. What a nice surprise. Thank you very much.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com



  10. Jane
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Have fun in DC.



  11. Ruth Ayres
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 5:07 pm · Link

    Have a good trip. Can’t wait to hear what goodies you bring back to share!



  12. Sandy Pennese
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Enjoy your time with your family.Those are memories that you will always cherish.Each day is a gift that are grateful for. God speed



  13. Sandra Pennese
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 6:59 pm · Link

    Enjoy time with family it is and will always be a cherish memorable gift. God speed. :mrgreen:



  14. Stacy Wilson
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Delilah, you always find the most delightful things!!

    Be safe on your trip and good luck with the writing!!! Shall I get out a single tail in preparation??? JUST in case??? *giggles*

    Stacy Wilsom

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com



  15. Melissa Porter
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      · November 4th, 2012 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Have a safe and wonderful trip. :-)
    Cannot wait to see who you have stopping by this week. Even if I miss some of it (I will be heading out on vacation the 7th and will not have internet access. ;-( . I will check them out when I get back into town on the 21st.)
    It will be neat to see what you come up with for the prize. :-P



  16. June
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      · November 5th, 2012 at 1:42 am · Link

    Have a safe trip and enjoy your family :)
    ♥ June



  17. Mary Preston
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      · November 5th, 2012 at 2:42 am · Link

    If I had to write that many words I’d be more than queasy.

    Enjoy your trip!!



  18. ELF
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      · November 5th, 2012 at 3:38 am · Link

    Have a safe trip. Maybe you’d better take a digital voice recorder along to help with achieving the word count!



  19. pam howell
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      · November 8th, 2012 at 12:08 pm · Link

    have a safe trip – my birthday is Nov 14th :oops: