And We Begin … Almost

You remember this, from last year, don’t you?

 

NaNoWri 2013 mug

It will be my official cup of java starting November 1.  That’s TOMORROW!

 

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Several days ago, I introduced the idea of posting part of a novel on my blog, the parts already written, while I slave away at trying to finish said novel during NaNoWriMo.

Here’s a reminder of what I plan to do.  The title of the novel in progress is Clemency.  The blurb:

Clemency is a story about Misty Daniels, a young girl (~18) in prison for allegedly killing her live-in boyfriend after he beat her up, causing her to miscarry.  Enter Sarah Mansfield, a newly minted attorney who believes in Misty’s innocence and wants to secure her freedom.  But not everyone believes that Misty is innocent.  Not even Misty.  And there are some people in Misty’s poor small town that want to see her stay in prison.  And they will do anything to make sure that happens.  Even if means someone has to die.

Only in her mid-twenties and alone in an unfamiliar southern city, Sarah finds her life on the line and with few people she can trust.  Her boss and mentor, Lucas Danforth, seems to know more than he lets on and brushes off Sarah’s concern for her and Misty’s safety.  Michael Daniels, Misty’s half-brother and a former Marine, is more interested in hindering Sarah’s investigations than helping her.  And the people of Oyster Point, led by Sheriff Cooley, harbor more than a general mistrust of strangers.  They are all hiding something, and Sarah suspects that what they are hiding is the key to Misty’s freedom. 

These posts will are scheduled for 6 AM (US Eastern Time), starting November 1.  I sliced up the chapters into roughly 1000 words or less to make them digestible for those on the go.  But I think that makes for a choppy read, so I’ve added the Recent Posts widget to my blog (top of the sidebar) so you can wait a few days and then start reading your way through, if you prefer.  I always welcome comments, but I also know that it can be harder to comment on fiction than on book reviews or posts about a person’s lousy day at work.  And I know people are busy.  And I know I’ll be very busy.

On the trail at Chimney Rock, Point Reyes National Seashore Park, California July 2012

A long way off in my own head.

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27 Responses to And We Begin … Almost

  1. Best of luck with NaNo 🙂 Also, your coffee cup is AMAZING!!!

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  2. Good luck with the writing. Sounds like an exciting thriller.

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  3. Luanne says:

    Good luck to you, Marie. November is the month I get to be glad I’m not writing a novel ;)! I hope to follow along, and if I don’t comment, I will for sure “like” the posts I read. Because I already know I will LIKE as the blurb has me hooked! I love mysteries and that boss has me wondering.

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  4. So much good luck to you on this journey. Can’t wait to see you publish.

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  5. Three words: Git ‘er done!

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  6. Best of luck on finishing the novel Marie! I look forward to catching up on it, but may be a few chapters behind. 😉

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      You, Phillip, have so much on your plate. It may take awhile but I will put Clemency on Wattpad. It might be easier to follow there than on my blog. Who knows? I need to get writing!

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  7. Good luck finishing a draft, Marie. It sounds like an interesting, readable premise, and I hope to hold it in my hands someday.

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  8. I remember that coffee cup from last year, Marie! I forget where you bought it though, it’s so cool! I’ll be pulling for you and anxiously awaiting to read your draft, it sounds exciting! Good luck…I’ll be thinking about you. 🙂

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  9. Good luck this year! We’re rooting for you!

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  10. sknicholls says:

    An interesting and potentially very deep story line! Good luck to you 😀

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  11. ericjbaker says:

    Sounds promising so far!

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  12. Marie I wish I had a coffee cup like that when I did NaNo last year. Your story sounds great, good luck with shaping it into a polished novel after the drafting in November is over.

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