I wanted to start this update with my favorite post of the week. I just love Tameri and if you haven’t visited her blog, here is your chance.
Be Amazing with a Little Swagger – I read a quote recently that said “You control the way the world perceives you.” (It was Dr. Phil, but a good quote nonetheless), which is how I am going to approach returning to America in 17 days, 21 hours and 36 minutes, but’s whose counting. Not that I plan to create some persona that’s not me, but what I have learned most from my adventures in Asia is not be afraid to show people how cool, weird, happy, strange, passionate, funny, different and gorgeous (haha) I am. This article speaks to that and so much more.
NaNoWriMo Daily Updates – The best of the week
This was a no brainer.
When the Going Got Tough, I kept Going. And it Worked! by Misha at My First Book – I am so proud of Misha. If you remember her post from last week: NaNo Doubts, it is so great to see her back on track.
I was featured in not one, but two NaNoWriMo related interviews, check them out at Change the World with Words and Donna McNicol’s My Write Spot.
Holly Elizabeth Music
Jaimie at Be the Spark
And Then There Was One
Kirsty at The Last Word From Me
Thomas at OnTopic Reviews
Lleighh at Hello World!
The Living Notebook
Ink and Page
Next Weeks Schedule – extended version
Monday, November 19th – The Fitzroy – come check it out with me.
Tuesday, November 20th – Tattoo Tuesday – Ava Esterby
November 21st – 28th – Blog Break
Thursday – November 29th – SQM (Sydney Quotes the Movies) – Anna Karenina and my celebration of the Love Triangle
Friday – November 31th – Guest Post on My First Book
Sunday – December 2nd – My Weekly Update – December is going to be fun.
*I may do some random post if time permits, but my goal is to finish my NaNoWriMo (20,000 words) novel, finish my Camp NaNo novel (15,000 words) and then prepare for my big move.
I would love to hear how everyone else is doing on NaNoWriMo. I want everyone to win. So, keep writing. I will be, too.
It was really all about writing last week. I have been debating whether to release any excerpts from my WIP from Junowrimo. But, it just isn’t ready yet. Or, to be honest, I am not ready,yet. However, to avoid being labeled a big tease, I will give you a little insight into my first novel.
Tentative Title: I’m Coming Home
Main Character’s Loves and Hates:
Sydney Smith (I know, I really need to change her name. This isn’t an autobiography. May change it to Emilynn) – More on her description later.
Loves: writing, traveling, tattoos, mexican food and days where no one telling her what to do or asking her to do stuff for them.
Hates: Negative people and people who make statements about people that sound like a compliment, but are actual an insult. Ex: When Sydney ask her boss, Linda what she thinks for the new guy she meets, Linda said, “John is really friendly, he flirts with everyone.”
John Alexander Osha, IV – think of Bryan Greenberg’s character in Prime mixed with Jude Law charm (without the English accent)
Loves: computers, playing golf, watching basketball, hip hop and cute girls with tattoos
Hates: Girls who don’t realize how amazing they are and people who have an over exaggerated sense of themselves.
Linda Ryder – Picture a mix of Chris Everett Lloyd’s athleticism on Kim Zolciak from Real House Wives of Atlanta body. Fake hair included.
Loves: expensive stuff, young men, and being famous
Hates: Buying things on sale, procratination in others (has no issue doing it herself), and people who don’t give her credit.
Trina Watson – Picture your best friend who always tells you the truth.
Loves: her cousin, telling the truth and alcohol which she can’t have because she is 5 months pregnant.
Hates: Sydney’s boss, Linda
Alex James Ryder – good looking guy who doesn’t think he is (don’t you hate those types). A voice of reason; clean cut golf pro type. Addias golf shirt and pants by day. T-shirts and cargo shorts by night.
Likes: teaching golf, playing golf, talking about golf, watching golf, his friends and the F – word
Hates: people who are dishonest and people who take life too seriously
Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana – specifically at a golf course and in several locations in the French Quarter
Genre: I have no idea. I do know it is not science fiction or horror. Two people fall in love in the midsts of some funny situations and someone doesn’t want them to be together. You tell me?
Ok, that is all that I am authorized to reveal at this time. Maybe more next week.
Writer Wednesday Blog Hop
I decided to base a short story on my novel for Writer Wednesday Blog Hop that I may or may not incorporate into the story. I received some great comments in regards to that story that I want to share.
Nicole had this to say – “Great post!!! And God I could relate. To the feeling she had about wanting to feel special to the early morning walk. I loved it!!
Anna said, “Your story gives me such a good feeling, almost like something beautiful is about to happen. And of course, something does… I think I would love to read your novel if this is just an excerpt from it:)”
*I told Anna, she gets the first copy.
Check out Carrie and Anna‘s take on the same photo prompt.
Thanks so much for the great feed back.
I wanted to say thank you to my new followers as well. Go check out their sites, there is some great stuff out there in the blogesphere – the first time I have used that word.
Lime Bird Beth
MAN VS BOOKS CLUB
The Phantom M-pire
Talin or Fali
The Phantom Child
Heaven for Earth
Texan as Kitchen
This Week’s Schedule
Monday – My Interview with JuNoWriMo host and participant – Anna Howard
Tuesday – Movie Quotes
Wednesday – Writer Wednesday Blog Hop
Friday – General Blog Post
Sunday – My Weekly Update
*And be sure click the Sydney Aaliyah Writes page for daily updates on my JuNoWriMo progress.