Just when the Hemlocks thought Jeb was through causing trouble, they discover their work isn’t over yet.
omega Lee Knight wakes up in a strange bed he doesn’t remember crawling
into, his life takes a turn for the bizarre. It’s not only the strange
house and faces he doesn’t recall. It’s everything he experienced before
waking up. His whole life is gone. Unsure of even his own name he must
trust the man who calls to his soul to guide him through the perils of
his past to reclaim his memories and the lost part of his soul.
Bane Hemlock is best known for his medical practice and loyalty to his
pack, but when new information and old memories test the bounds of
kinship, he’ll have to decide what’s most important to him. Hours after
meeting his true-mate he’s faced with the most challenging medical
dilemma of his career. The true-mate he spent centuries waiting for
doesn’t recall their first meeting. Their connection is undeniable, but
Lee’s amnesia leaves Bane knowing more about his mate’s troubles than
even Lee does.
When medicine and science fail to provide answers from Lee’s strange amnesia, he and Bane must journey to the Other World to discover a remedy. When the past and present collide, what does the future hold for these true-mates?
I was up early this morning and ready to get a jump on things. Last night I dreamed that Blake (my omega main character) came to my house and ate all of my avocados (my current breakfast addiction.) I got so mad at him, but then he said they were his pregnancy craving and I couldn’t be mad at a pregnant person. It wasn’t until I woke up I realized that he wasn’t pregnant yet. Yep, it’s day one and my characters are already dream trolling me. #Lifeofawriter
What I accomplished today:
Chapter one was more or less written before today rolled around, but I needed to flesh out a few of the finer points of the beginning of my novel. I took most of my writing time today to smooth out Blake’s rough thoughts (my whole series is first person pov.) Chapter one is done!
Then I moved onto chapter two. I won’t go into a lot of detail about Blake’s love interest because of SPOILERS, but at the start of the day he wasn’t as well fleshed out as Blake. He still needs some work and so does chapter 2. That’s future (Tomorrow) Maggie’s problem, though. I know the goal of NaNoWriMo in general is just to write, but I’ve always had my own style of doing things. If I’m not satisfied with the beginning of a novel I can’t move on.
Snags Along the Way:
Whether you’re participating in Camp NaNoWriMo or writing a book any other time of the year you’re going to hit a few bumps in the road. Okay, usually it’s more than a few. I’m usually the no excuse get your words done sort, but I’m the first to admit life loves tossing curve balls at my head during the start of a project.
This time it was a sinus headache from the heater and of course nicotine issues. For those of you who don’t know I quit smoking after 15 years on January 13th of this year. I’m still on the gum and sometimes still struggle to get things done. Before I quit, I chain smoked my way through every book I wrote.
Healer’s Oath was well underway by the time I quit. Yes, there was a learning curve to writing without smoking. I write slower now than before, but not as slow as I worried I would. Though, this book is still a learning curve for me. It’s the first book I started without smoking. Now that it was time to put my nose to the grindstone I caught myself reaching for my smokes every time I paused to think about a line. My word count for the day reflects as much.
How today went:
Starting Word Count: 2739
Ending Word Count: 4242
Total Words Written: 1503
Today wasn’t the grand start of Camp NanoWriMo I had in mind, but I’m still ahead of schedule. The hardest part of writing a novel is getting started. In a couple of chapters I can sink into calmer waters and really get some words onto the page!