#TeaserTues – Vested in Her – Take 2

Illict #TeaserTues Vested In Her Except for your reading enjoyment.

I have reworked this story since I originally wrote it during Camp Nano July. Let’s say I remember doing three edits on it since then. That’s a lot in two months. It’s off at my editor now she’s scheduled to look at it next month. Wish me luck!


  1. A read through to write up my index cards on characters and settings. Worked on tense, added missing words, looked for the wrong word being used, looked for plot holes, and worked on flow.
  2. Added more character and setting depth. Worked on tense.
  3. A read through to write up my index cards on story. Worked on anything that popped up.

Vested in Her 7-5-16

Chapter One

Haven bounced across the cracked linoleum floor to answer the call of the beeping oven. She retrieved the surprise she had baked for her friends who were all crowded around a small wobbly legged table in her parent’s kitchen.

“Haven, that smells like heaven. You’re going to make some guy a great old lady one day.” Chrome said.

His older brother Gas smiled, his nut-brown eyes flickered menacingly and he laughed. “We all know that won’t be you, Chrome.”

The other guys around the table burst into laughter.

Chrome lowered his bright red mop that he had in common with his brother, the only thing he had in common with his brother, and stuttered to himself. The sea green eyed, Chrome was the more sensitive of the two. He gave riding lessons to townies down at the bike shop. He was the only one willing to. Gas was a mechanic there and ruthlessly prodded him about helping them. Continue reading

#TeaserTues – Vested in Her

IllictI wanted to share a little sneak peak of my current Camp NANO project.

The title is a work in progress. And this is an unedited first draft. Other than that enjoy.

Vested in Her – Chapter One

Haven bounces over the cracked linoleum floor to the beeping oven to retrieve the surprise she had baked for her friends. They were all crowded around a small table in her parents kitchen.

“Haven, that smells like heaven. You’re going to make some guy a great old lady one day.” Chrome said.

Gas smiled and laughed. “We all know that won’t be you Chrome.”

All the guys around the table burst into laughter. Continue reading

Camp Nano Closes Soon

The end is in site

How did you do? Any words gained is a triumph. Be proud!

I’m sharing some of your Camp Nano posts the next few days. I hope to work on my edits  today. Wish me luck.

Are you going to do it again in the summer?

#CampNaNo Day Twelve

Well I changed my goal.

I changed it to 74,000.  I made it to 74,479 which is 99% of my original 75,000 goal.  I got 359 words today.  I was 522 words shy but couldn’t find a place I want to add those words.  There’s one potential but I may remove that part.  It’s currently just three sentences and could be a lot more.  But I may remove it completely.

I’m 100% done with my editing goal so I’m done with this project. I won’t touch it for a month now so I can look at it with fresh eyes.


#CampNaNo Day Eleven

Great day … so far.

My husband got off work early so he is picking the kids up, giving me more time to work on my project.  I would normally have already rushed out the door.  So, I’m going to do my update now and then find some appetizing morsel to munch on while listening to an audiobook.  If I have more time after my snack before I head to work that will be added to tomorrows tally.

Here it is:  341 words have been added bring my total to 74,119, 98% complete with word count.  Leaving 881 words to write in 19 days.

I’m 76% done with edits, 57,748 words edited is where that number sits.  I have one-quarter left and then I’m done.  Then I’m taking a break.

How are you going to celebrate your Camp Nano win?

#CampNaNo Day Ten

I have nothing to report.

I didn’t get to work on my project at all yesterday.  We got up and immediately got ready to leave and didn’t return home until past time to bathe the kids and get them in bed.

Today I only have a few hours to work so making up the difference probably won’t happen.

#CampNaNo Day Nine

I inch along.

574 is my word count for the day.  I’m at 98% of my word goal.  I’m amazed I make any progress.  I feel like I delete as many words as I add.

I caved on my decision to not type up the scene for the idea that keeps swimming around in my head.  I typed it up last night.  I have more to write on it but it’ll have to wait for now.

I’m up to 65% done in my total edit count.  It makes me feel ahead of schedule.  That’s good with kids, the unexpected happens often.

#CampNaNo Day Eight

 I’m getting there.

My count today is 461 words. Go me, go me!  I don’t toot my own horn often.  But I’m excited about my progress.

I have over 50% of it edited which is my real goal, the word count is a bonus.  The cherry on top.

How’s Camp NaNo going for you?

#CampNaNo Day Seven

 I have all day to work.

I got 538 words added today!  I finished editing Part One.  That’s 37578 words edited!  Tomorrow I get to start on Part Two.

I would have got more but off to work I have to go.


#CampNaNo Day Six

I’m treading water. I hope.

I only got 285 words added.  So not really chipping much off that editing tally.  36,000 is where I now sit.  I had to go to the dentist while my littlest was at school.  I hate going to the dentist.  It through my whole day off.

How is Camp Nano going for you?  Did you start a new story?

I know some of you are doing the A to Z challenge, how is that going?  Did you spend last month preparing for it or re you winging it?

#CampNaNo Day Five

I’m reaching my goal but…

I realized I need a different goal.  I need one that reflects how much I’m editing not adding.

I  got 1030 words added while editing.  But I have another 37,000 words to edit.  That’s a 1500 word count daily, words I need to be reading and changing.  The additional words are … icing on the cake.

#CampNaNo Day Four

Super happy about the progress I’ve made today.

My word count for the day is 1524!  I’ve made it up to chapter eleven as well. Happy dance time!

How are you doing at Camp NaNo?

#CampNaNo Day Three

My Internet has been sketchy.

I’ll update as I can. This post is for Day Three of Camp Nano. I’m using Word Count Dashboard to track my progress off-line so I’ll be able to keep you updated.

This post will be short and sweet. My finally total for Saturday was 156 and Sundays total was 246.  So far today has been an awesome day and I can’t wait to find time to share my total with you.  Have to go pick up my baby and then off to pick up my other baby.

#CampNaNo Day Two

I thought I posted this… Oops!

Breathing life into it – I hope

Well I’m 150 words into my goal for today of 208 words. Edited up to chapter seven, chapter eight has bit the dust and has been pulled apart and divided into pieces which now reside in chapter seven and nine.

I will keep at it as time allows today.  Slowly inching toward my goal. Wishing now I hadn’t already set up the  table of contents.

#CampNaNo Day One

The Beginning?

Well lack of Internet may keep my progress from begin reported daily but I did get my 208 words written last night.

I have decided to continue editing/rewriting Out of the Blue as my Camp NaNo project.  It was already over 65K and I set the goal for 75k.  I’m not sure I’ll reach it as for every three words I type I delete two.