#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.

#TeaserTues – Out of the Blue – One more time

imageI’m still working on this one.

It is a thorn in my side that I can’t quite reach.  I have delved into reading and listening audiobooks like my life depends on it.  Hoping that I’ll absorb them and be able to get this thorn worked into shape.  I was supposed to start Camp Nano today but my mental struggles with this monster keep me from moving on.

I wonder if I should just abandon it for a few months.  Maybe we both need some air.  I feel like I’m making progress overtime I begin edits on this 45k beast that has grown by 20k since it was ‘finished’.

Maybe I should tackle it as my Camp Nano until new inspiration strikes.  My November NaNo came to me in a dream.  How do your ideas come to you?

Here are the links to previous revisions of the monster.  And the below them you’ll find the latest version of the beginning.  Find my personal links on the side if you want to chat about your writing endeavors.

Out of the Blue February 23

Out of the Blue January 19

Out of the Blue December 8

Out of the Blue December 1
Out of the Blue September 29

Out of the Blue

Prologue

16 years ago.

Callie’s heart beats against her chest, she knows by the end of the day, she might be a widow left to care for four little girls alone in an unfamiliar world. She clings to her husband as the sun sets across the ocean, her instincts telling her his pride has already decided his part in the events about to unfold. Continue reading

My #1linewed – Eyebrows

Eyebrows

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

Sound familiar?” Boone raises his eyebrows, questioning Drake.

Does he know?  Did Boone tell them?  Callisto’s eyebrows raise in surprise. “Um…?”

Her interest peeked, Callisto’s eyebrow rises as she asks, “You do not know already?

 

 

My #1linewed – 23

-23

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

He takes her hand and puts their palms together, her fingers little wisps compared to the thick trunks that are his.

In the distance, he can hear sirens blaring.

 

My #1linewed – Now

Now

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

If the wrong person had found her, she might be dead by now … or worse.

There, I said it now here comes the aftermath.

I do not see the point in trying to hide my body from you now.

 

 

My #1linewed – Smile

Smile

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

Callisto’s face becomes illuminated by an irresistible smile. “My own life!”

Drake thoughts-That smile is mesmerizing. I do anything to see it again.

…a smile comes to his lips that Callisto kisses off.

He rewards her with a smile full of affection.

 

My #1linewed – Need

Need

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

I’m giving her all the help she needs.

Callisto needs to figure out a way to repay him and soon!

She needed to start her new life to escape…

 

My #1linewed Nicknames Twitter

Brickley Jules

Nicknames

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

I fully believe that u were hidden away from it all & just recently got your wings, little bird, to escape ur cage

That was some shower, my pearl!

I wanted to be alone with my pearl, uninterrupted.

Maybe I should call you Mr. Prepared instead of Dragon Slayer.

I love your magic, Dragon Slayer…

If you’re going to survive here, especially in this town, you have to develop a tougher skin, little fish.

 

#TeaserTues – Out of the Blue Again

Out of the Blue

So, here we are again.

I’m posting yet another edit of Out of the Blue.  If you’ve been following along I hope you see growth in the excerpt.  I added at bit more to it today for your reading pleasure.  Including the Prologues I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep.  This version is the result of my editor, Genevieve Scholl and a great lady, Renee Stanley, who is a big help to me.

Out of the Blue January 19

Out of the Blue December 8

Out of the Blue December 1

Out of the Blue September 29

Out of the Blue

Prologue

16 years ago.

Callie clings to her husband as the sun sets across the ocean, knowing his pride has already decided the outcome of the events about to unfold. Callie’s heart beats against her chest, she knows by the end of the day, she might be a widow left to care for four little girls alone in an unfamiliar world.

Continue reading

My #1linewed Texture Twitter

#1linewed

Texture

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

“It is a timeless classic in ladies’ lingerie, especially paired with fuzzy mule heels.”

The tank top and bicycle shorts cling to her body, causing her to squirm for relief. She can only imagine what the shoes will feel like.

I like the pie. It’s so creamy with a bit of crunch.

My #1linewed Scent/Smell Twitter

Brickley Jules

#1linewed

Scent/Smell

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

His musky, virile scent reaches out to her, luring her feminine desires to approach the surface.

She struggles to put on his shirt, which causes his scent to surround her. She revels in it as it covers her body and soaks into her skin.

She felt hypnotized after catching a mire whiff of his alluring scent when he held her on the beach.

She can smell his attraction to her, too, and wonders why he doesn’t act on it.

The bed, the pillows, even the room smells like Drake.

 

Taking the Plunge

Brickley Jules

Letting go

I have finally decided to release my little bird into the world at least a little more. Soon I will be posting a full chapter of Out of the Blue onto Wattpad. I cannot define soon any more accurately because I am going to wait until I get feedback from a couple of people.

Out of the Blue

My #1linewed Comfort Twitter

Brickley Jules

#1linewed

Comfort

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

She curls up on the bed, holding them but wishing she was holding her sisters instead. – (pushing it with this one)

Boone wraps her in his arms and softly pats her head, whispering, “It’s all going to be all right. It’ll get better.”

Her tiny, alcohol induced break was a welcome comfort, but reality beckons.