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Update Wednesday

October was a crazy month, what with writing one book and editing another—the sequel to LIFE IN THE NO-DATING ZONE—not to mention an out-of-town wedding I was privileged to attend. So I didn’t post here at all. :-( Oh well, I shall try (no Jedi jokes, please) to change that during November.

So starting today and continuing on future Wednesdays, I’ll be posting weekly reading and writing updates. My current read is RIVALS IN THE CITY, the final Mary Quinn mystery in The Agency series. I’m less than halfway through and I’m both loving it and hating it. Loving it because it’s a young adult historical mystery series that I’ve enjoyed for a while now.

Hating it because author Y.S. Lee has made me very nervous about what’s about to happen to my beloved characters. Now, as a writer I realize this is a good thing. Great, even. But as a reader, I’m squirming in my seat. By the way, I love the details in this cover. More later.

On to my writing update: I’m working on the prequel to LIFE IN THE NO-DATING ZONE (the sequel is to be released in January or February) and have decided to unofficially use NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as the kick in the rear to add 30,000 words to what I've already written. In a normal month this wouldn’t be too hard, but since we have the Thanksgiving holiday and travel, etc., it is definitely a challenge for me. I’ve written 2,100 of those words since the month began and plan to write more today.

Have a great week, everybody!

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