I don't have as much time to today as I was hoping I'd get. We have new kitten that will be living inside with us. She's still very young and I was cat-sitting most of the night. I'm sharing all the challenge photos in a slideshow and hoping my readers will enjoy it.
#CampNanoBootCamp - Day 12 - Tag A Writing Buddy - Mine are my oldest daughter, MissBumblina (who I met during my first NaNo event), and local author friend.
Day 13 - Writing Schedule - I don't have a dedicated writing schedule. First, I'm terribly bad at keeping one. No matter how well I plan, something always comes up and destroys it. I mostly work in the mornings and try to get in about 2-3 hours of work while the girls are working on the school things they can do by themselves.
#TheBookIAmPlanning - Day 12 - Red Herring - No matter how many times I hear this, I still have to look it up. It's like my brain refuses to remember what it means. Kind of appropriate, I guess. :D In Surge, I could only think of two obvious red herrings: Yacan/Edrea and Serafin. If I say too much about it, though, it will spoil some of the story. And it's not even written yet!
Day 13 - Foreshadowing - In my planning, I haven't thought to deliberately add foreshadowing. There will definitely be flashbacks, though. For those who read my first novel, it would be redundant for me to rehash all the things that lead up to the heroine getting where she ends up. Also, that's where the story truly begins so I don't want to take too much time getting there.
#PrettyBookishChallenge - Day 12 - Your Bookshelf - I've been married since 1994 and I've homeschooled my children from pre-K on up. It's safe to say we have more than one bookshelf. We actually have nine. The photo I chose to share shows one my mom made when I was a kid. There's something to be said for good, solid, wooden planks. Most of the books on this shelf are non-fiction for school or Bible study books.
Day 13 - Song For One of Your Scenes - This was harder. I still only have a raw rough draft of Over Land Under Stone and it's almost impossible to choose a song for a particular scene. But this song speaks to me about Zec and Liha in general. I think eventually they both feel this way about each other. And since Zec kind of thinks of her like the suns, I think the song fits for that reason. It also helps that the bad is one of my all-time favorites. :) That's the only challenge post in this article that will be posted as a video. I hope you enjoy it.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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