80 Days of Words

Dear Reader,

I have agreed to help sponsor the step-sister of NaNoWriMo,  Round of Words in 80 Days, pulled together by Kait Nolan.

The idea is pretty cool, actually. Instead of 50k words in 30 days, you set what you want to accomplish in 80 days. For me, it’s going to be edit and publish four more short stories so I can release the anthology of all five short stories in the book Love or Lack Thereof in time for Valentine’s Day. I also want to complete a tentative outline for the new historical novel.

By the way, the first story, “Mad Maxine,” is now available for purchase for $1. What is it about?

This is a story of girl meets boy. The girl, Maxine-called-Max, never thought she would find love before she died. The boy, Phil-her-husband, never thought he would get a girl like Max to look at him. This is not a love story. That story is over before this one begins. This is a story of fixation.

Love or Lack Thereof is a departure from my usual quirky historical fiction. The stories are still quirky because I wrote them and I can’t help but be weird and quirky, but it isn’t straight historical fiction. For whatever reason, my short stories are almost always contemporary.

Not sure you want to take the plunge into something different? Wait until next Monday, December 20. If you comment on that post agreeing to review “Mad Maxine,” you will receive a free copy. You can also read an excerpt at the Love or Lack Thereof information page here on my website.

Best,

Belinda

9 thoughts on “80 Days of Words

    1. That's a really good question! I think now that you've signed up Kait will be telling us what to do next. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do as a sponsor yet other than what's on the website. Don't know if I will have a group of writers or not, etc.

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