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Countdown to Echo

As you can see by the countdown on the right – I have 27 days left to finish this draft of my novel.

There have been many changes to the story, so this draft includes brand new material along with removing a large section of the second draft.  This is why I’ve enrolled in NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – with a goal of 50,000 new words by November 30!

I’m going to try to continue to post excerpts from the novel, photos from Azra’s collection, and possibly writing tips, here at  We shall see.  I’m not promising anything for this month…other than to make it to 50,000 words and the completion of draft number 3 on the first book in the Echo Series!

We’re still enjoying rainy days here in Montana.  It snowed yesterday.  It was lovely, but it’s all gone now.


Happy November!



Writing in the Rain

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I love to write.

I’ve learned to write everyday.  I write on sunny days, snowy days, sick days.  I write whether I’m in the mood to write or not.  Fortunately, for me, I’m more often in the mood than not.

I love writing on rainy days.  Today it’s raining outside.

This is what I feel like when I’m writing on a rainy day.



Baby Jana – Boulder, Colorado (possibly taken on a rainy day!)

My bookmark says “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  – Richard Bach

Happy Writing!

Glacier Park – Last Day

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Yesterday was the last day Going to the Sun Road was open for the season in Glacier National Park.

My friend MaryJo picked me up at noon.  We caught up on our lives, admired the fall colors, and took a nice little hike to Hidden Lake.

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It was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday.  We are both grateful to live so close to such a beautiful place.