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Look what showed up in the mail! So so pleased with this beautiful cover. I was able to give a book to the boys’ teachers this year instead of Christmas cookies, which made me very happy. Not sure if they are though, cookies are yummy…

By the time this posts comes on Monday, it will be the last day of NaNoWriMo. Today is Saturday, my blogging day, and I am still almost 2,000 words short of my goal. But I’m sitting pretty at 48,450 words as of this morning and incredibly happy about that. There was a day last week where I realized that if I didn’t catch up by the end of the day, I wouldn’t make my goal. Thanks to The Hunky Hubby, I was able to write write write and get in over 3,000 words in one day and then 2,000 the next catching me up and making victory a possibility. I am hopeful that Monday will see me making my goal. The story I am working on now is quite dear to me. It is another middle grade (I know, I know, no one is buying Christian middle grade right now, but I had to write it, OK?) and I’m writing it for my boys. To see them laugh at some ridiculous segment I put in just for them, to see them tense up when the mosasaur charges or bounce around the house when I read about the giant beavers. I want to thrill them with giant prehistoric beasts and entertain them with the crazy puppy’s antics and give them something of myself as the characters contend with God. We shall see what transpires. It will be a long time before this manuscript is ready to read to them. I will send it to beta readers before they hear it, because I want it to be just right for my little guys. Hopefully they won’t be all grown up before I finish. But it looks like I’ll get the rough draft done this month and that is a huge step toward finished. Praise God, I think finishing this just might be possible.

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Kristen

I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

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