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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bits of News

This post is going to read something like a newspaper … but having news to report is fun!
  • Publication of England Adventure is now complete with release of eBook on Sunday
  • Author interviewed on With a Joyful Noise, the blog of Amanda Tero, on Saturday
  • Pinterest board for England Adventure shows highlights from Marielle’s journey
  • Author decides to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo in April

News bulletin #2 – Check out the interview here, and be sure to look around the rest of Amanda Tero's great blog!

News bulletin #3 – The Pinterest board is a work in progress, but the lovely pictures I’ve found so far should give you a taste of what the characters see in England. If you have a favorite location or picture, feel free to comment on the photo, because I’d love to know!

News bulletin #4 – I am a notoriously slow writer, so making the commitment on an official website to write at least 10,000 words in the month of April was kind of a big step for me. I’m very excited about making this a priority, though, and seeing some headway on my current WIP. I’m looking forward to watching the statistics graph as I register my word count each day. :) Ten thousand words is a safe but low goal, so I’m hoping to do far more than that.

This doesn’t exactly make front page news in this newspaper, since it’s not about writing, but it is tied in with England Adventure. The chinaware pattern “blue willow” becomes a symbol in the novel (you’ll have to read it to find out how! :) ). Mrs. Endicott owns a set and Marielle is enamored with it. I'm pretty crazy about it myself! It’s been my desire for a while to have a dinner set, because it’s my absolute favorite china design, and last week, I was blessed to find one in like-new condition for a great bargain. Marielle would be just as excited about owning it as I am! If you’d like to read a blog post about blue willow and an excerpt from my book, click here

Have you ever done Camp NaNoWriMo or the daunting NaNoWriMo?


  1. I love Blue Willow! I don't think I've ever seen more than a piece or two at a time though. That's quite a deal!

    1. Blue Willow is so beautiful! I love blue and white together. They make quite a statement in a large set. :) I see pieces here and there in almost every decor shop now.
      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Camp NaNo?!? I'm excited to hear you're participating. Not sure when I'll get my next chance to participate in a NaNo event (lots happening right now in my life), but I look forward to introducing Brittany to this incredible event. Keep us updated on how it goes...I'm interested in hearing about your experience.

    p.s. Congratulations on publishing "England Adventure"

    1. I'm enjoying it so far! Already it's gotten me to get words down that I might have put off for another day.
      I bet you and Brittany would have fun doing a NaNo event together and keeping each other motivated!
      Thank you for commenting and for the congratulations.

  3. Is this WIP Suit and Suitability?! :) I can't wait for the rest of you guys to make headway in the Jane Austen books. I'm looking forward to finishing my own, especially since I want to make the end a little bit more exciting than the original MP, with some suspense. :)

    1. It is. : ) I'm hoping to reach 40,000 by the end of April. Today I should hit 30,000!

      I can't wait to read yours! You're great at suspense, and that will add such a cool twist to the original!

  4. Beautiful Blue Willow china! I love blue and white too! ^_^

    And hurray for the completion of publishing England Adventure! (My copy came in the mail just a few days ago--so pretty!)

    AAAHHH I LOVE THE PINTEREST BOARD!! I imagined a lot of it like that... I love seeing the images to help visualize it! ^_^

    Also, best of luck on Camp NaNo! That's so exciting! :) You'll have to let us know how that goes. :)

    Oh, and you don't have to do it or anything, but I thought I'd let you know that I tagged you on my blog for the 777 Writing Challenge. :)

    Write on for Camp! You can do it! <3

    1. Blue willow just begs to have a story woven around it! : ) My mom read that book I bought about Blue Willow and she said I'd probably be very glad I got it.

      Thank you for getting your copy! I hope you enjoy reading it all the way through this time!

      I'm so glad you love the Pinterest board! It's fun to put it together and I need to get back to pinning more ...

      Thank you so much for your encouragement about Camp NaNo and for tagging me in that blog challenge! That will make a good blog post in the next week or so. : )