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Grandma’s Sock Drawer, a teen/young adult novel, has been accepted by Kindle Scout for a 30-day trial!
Grandma’s gone. Sukey’s inheritance is an envelope with Grandma’s letter and a key to Grandma’s ‘most precious treasure’, her sock drawer!
Why did a grandma that Sukey did not know, leave such a strange gift to her?
How do three pairs of unusual socks transport Sukey to other worlds?
Sukey must unravel the puzzle behind the drawer’s contents, and the new worlds they reveal, before the estate sale.
Will Sukey unlock hidden mysteries that lead to peace and connect her fragmented family?
This novel was created during the 2017 National Novel Writing Month, fondly known as NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo is a whirlwind writing challenge to create a new novel, of at least 50,000 words, in the month of November.
During this creative endeavor, the writer is admonished to forsake editing of any kind. To plunge headfirst into the characters and their mission to solve all problems to attain their goals.
Getting lost in this kind of free-wheeling creativity is a thrilling roller-coaster ride.
Some days you feel like you are just clink-clinking your way slowly to your daily word count of 1,667. You feel like your characters and plot are caught in a never-ending uphill climb.
But then, if you push through, you hit peaks that send you at break-neck speeds through the twists and turns of plot development as your character shrieks with joy before reeling again into another problem.
It’s quite a ride! But worth every moment of creativity.
At the end of November, Grandma’s Sock Drawer was complete.
Well, complete enough to begin the next step in the adventure. Perhaps, a more grueling step than the first.
“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” — Izaak Walton
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Two years have passed. No doubt that you are very patient. As the calendar turns there is also no doubt that many will be blessed as they read your stories. This is not just because of your talent and experience, but the values you write about are etched in who you are as a person. Yes, they flow out of your pen and onto the paper by which others can read and be given inspiration to see beyond the present, inspite of the past, to embrace a beautiful future as their story unfolds before them. May the Lord’s blessing be upon you as you continue this path of your journey of life! 💞🌹💞
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