Wednesday, August 7, 2013

#IWSG for August - The word is...what rhymes with...

Another month has rolled around. During this past month -

  • I wondered if I was really RETIRED, getting up early every morning and working all day long.
  • All because I DESIRED to write the complete first draft of my second mystery novel, "Barely a Spark".
  • Every day I REWIRED myself with caffeine and practiced BIC-HOK-TAM (butt in chair, hands on keyboard, typing away madly)
  • I REQUIRED myself to meet a daily goal in order to meet my deadline.
  • I was INSPIRED daily by author friends who were making and keeping more ambitious daily goals.
  • I INQUIRED from online sources, trying to make my story realistic.
  • I ACQUIRED more knowledge about the Pennsylvania justice system.
  • I got my first fan email and felt ADMIRED.

So what am I now?


Oh, but I did manage to complete the first draft of "Barely a Spark".

Find other IWSG participants HERE.


  1. Congrats on your first fan mail! Must be a lovely feelings :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe

  2. Congrats on finishing the first draft as well as the fan mail! How exciting!

  3. What a fun way to write your post and congrats on finishing the draft! That's always the best feeling.

  4. Well done! Drafting is always hard work. :-)

  5. Congratulations on your first draft...give yourself a pat on the back!!! You deserve it. I love the IWSG picture...can I join??

    Many blessings as you continue to work towards moving to Ecuador and Ride 66...hope it works out for us to meet up with you in Springfield or near us...keep in touch.

    1. It's easy to join, go to and add yourself to the list. Add the logo/link to your blog's sidebar and then on the first Wednesday of every month, write your post. I send myself a Google Calendar reminder a couple of days in advance!

  6. Thank you to everyone for stopping in and commenting!


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