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Monday, October 31, 2011

To Wrimo or Not to Wrimo

Tomorrow marks the advent of another Nanowrimo.

I’ve participated in past years but never actually finished 50,000 words in one month.

At first, I decided not to participate this year, but now I’m having second thoughts.

You can’t write words ahead of time, but you can outline ahead of time.

If I can think of a great plot (yes, I’m a plotter not a pantser) between now and tomorrow, I just might enter Nanowrimo.

Do I realize the 50,000 words I would write still need to be edited after I write them? Oh yeah.

I view Nanowrimo as a nice motivation for me to write more in the fall.

For more information on Nanowrimo, please visit their Web site.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Review of A Wedding Invitation

a brunette is shown holding a flower to her nose

A Wedding Invitation is a contemporary novel by Alice J. Wisler. As the title hints, the main character, Samantha Bravencourt receives a wedding invitation, which launches her adventure into romance and sends her packing on a trip down memory lane. This is a delightful tale about forgiveness, acceptance, and second chances. Told from a first-person perspective, the story takes on an intimate feel, and readers will sense an instant bond with the characters. The novel is a quick read, and the author does a superb job of bringing the story full circle, from start to finish. Published by Bethany House, this story will appeal to those interested in contemporary romantic fiction.

While I enjoyed the entire book, a section that was especially meaningful to me was a scene where Samantha’s aunt releases butterflies in a cemetery with parents who have lost their children. There is discussion about new life: butterflies that are released will soar to new heights, children who have died are experiencing their new life in Heaven, and parents who lost their little ones adjust and move on. Just a week ago, I attended a memorial service for my father, and I liked this expression of hope and the imagery contained in the scene.



*Please note that I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review. However, I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
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