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Six-Word Saturday Meme #29

Posted on: October 26, 2013


Search-and-rescue research; NANO Ahead!

I just got home from being a “victim” for the day as part of canine search-and-rescue training sessions. If you look real close at this photo, you’ll see me hidden in the grass. My reason for volunteering for this activity? Foremost, I needed some hands-on research for my novel. It involves a boy who goes missing and I enjoyed seeing firsthand the work of those in the field. It’s also been such a stressful few months, I’ve been wanting to get out of the house, meet new people, and have new adventures. It was a gloriously fun day.


The outing also happened at the perfect day. Next Friday, another National Novel Writing Month will kick off! Last year, I wrote my first draft of a novel about teens who are involved in an accidental death. All year, I’ve been studying how to better execute scenes, develop characters, and describe places. Now I’m ready to completely rewrite my novel.

Which means, I’m also coming to the end of my posts for a month. Not to fear! My supportive husband is going to take my place as a guest reviewer. I don’t know the exact titles of his line-up, but I do know his theme is zombies.

Check back next week for the rest of my round-up on misfit and troubled teens. Stay tuned for November, when you can enjoy horror reviews, along with view my progress on my novel.

That’s my week. What about yours?


2 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday Meme #29"

Good luck. Great photo!

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I am focusing this year on other commitments. Once a month, I’ll post reviews of Advanced Reader Copies. Titles will include: Freddy Frogcaster and the Flash Flood by Janice Dean, One Two by Igor Eliseev, Incredible Magic of Being by Kathyrn Erskine, Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Robinson, and Wide as the Wind by Edward Stanton.



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