I know that I’m really on the letter M but since my dog Sheeba fell into eternal sleep on Sunday, the only M I can think of is mourning. I need a distraction and what better distraction is there than NaNoWriMo!
NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know is a challenge to write 50 000 words in a month, basically write a whole novel give or take. You can learn more about the challenge here, however I’m in no way affiliated with that website. In fact I don’t even have an account there. I’m just doing this in my own little bubble.
So what does this mean?
It means I’ll try to post the word count of the day on my twitter.
It means I’ll use this challenge to write every day which I usually don’t do during working weeks.
The last time I did this challenge was back in 2012 or something silly like that so it’s very overdue.
It would be kind of nice to finish another novel before 2018 too and if I do this and manage, I would be so proud of myself.
I’ve already written about 4000 words on the project, these words will not be counted towards the challenge.
A piece of advice to myself:
If I write around 1600-1700 words per day I will meet the goal. Just under 2k words isn’t a problem. On those days when I feel like writing more, I will. I doubt I’ll write every day for 30 days so it’s good to build up a buffer on the days I can.
Anybody else doing the challenge?
Tomorrow on the 22 of June, “Stargazing” comes out. It’s a lesbian romance about Star and Lissa who, even though the like each other, one fundamental difference. Lissa is a work-a-holic virgin and Star is a somewhat laid-back pornactress.
Here is the blurb:
“Lissa stared open-mouthed at the GIF that played over and over on the screen in front of her. Heat flushed to her face, igniting her skin. Her heart started pounding in her chest. Stupid internet, it should really come with a warning label. She swallowed once. Twice. Just scroll past it. Of course she was going to scroll past it. She wasn’t going to sit there and stare at… Star.
Lissa is a twenty-something party-planner. She’s never been interested in relationships or sex and as the years have gone by she has retreated more and more into her work. Everything changes when she meets Star, an porn actress with a heart of gold and a troubled childhood.
They say that opposites attract, but how much of that is true? What chance do they have when one of them is a virgin and the other one star in pornography?”
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This is a teaser for my novel “Out of Hand” that will be out tomorrow!
“Mimi sank back into her seat and looked out of the window. The trees were still flying by. She was still feeling a bit queasy, but her head was pounding a little bit less and her mind was clear. Her only goal had to be to earn her freedom.
My wonderful friend and fellow bookperson, Madge Whitlin, interviewed me today about State of Emergency and about writing in general.
It’s up on her blog, go check it out!
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve decided to self-publish my first novel, State of Emergency. I’ll have more information in the days and weeks to come, but the goal is for it to be out on August 10.
Here is the blurb:
Sweden, Present Day: Idun Tyr receives a warning from her sister, and army lieutenant, telling her to hide and not come out no matter what she hears. By the time she re-emerges, the world has changed. Her phone has no signal, the internet and televisions aren’t working, and her town is empty of people. Everyone is gone. She sets out to find her missing girlfriend, Mercedes and embarks on a long journey, learning to survive in this new reality. A dystopian lesbian novel about a country torn apart by a vicious disease, following three women on different sides: military, vigilante and prisoner.
I like reading about lesbians (duh). Sad lesbians. Happy lesbians. Non-lesbian women falling for lesbians. If a book has women loving women in some form, I will most likely like it at least a little bit, probably like it very much. I’ve not been reading lesfic novels for very long, only for around 3 years but the books I’ve read since then have enriched my life more than I can say, cured my loneliness when needed and taught me a lot of things that I wouldn’t have known otherwise.
So here is a list of my 10 top favourite books that has women loving women (click on the name to get to goodreads) :
- Backwards to Oregon by Jae. (this was the first lesfic I ever read so it will always have a special place in my heart)
- I found my heart in San Franscisco by Susan X. Meagher (this is a series not a stand alone novel, but it’s completely awesome and totally worth reading)
- The Legacy by Susan X Meagher
- Snow Falls by Gerri Hill
- Cool side of the pillow by Gill Mcknight (this is beautiful, go and read it)
- Battle scars by Meghan O’brien
- Lady Knight by L.J. Baker
- Something in the Wine by Jae
- Dark horizons by Rae D. Magdon
- The Garoul series by Gill Mcknight (another series but so worth reading, who doesn’t like werewolves?)
I can continue forever. There are just so many lovely stories out there. So many books, so little time.
(Also, please appreciate the totally gay photo I took earlier. 😛 C’mon, it’s inside a closet.)