Friday, 30 October 2015

[OCT UPDATE] Cephalopod Book Club & Goals

~ The Cephalopod Coffeehouse Book Club : October Edition ~

I've been meaning to read this book for ages, and have only just got around to it.

It was a pleasure to read a book that was well written, as well as witty and entertaining. Jordan sure can write.

I am not religious at all, and the heroine in this book is Mormon, but the story doesn't preach to the reader about religion or anything - her being Mormon is just another aspect of her character (albeit one that does effect her decisions and sometimes complicates her job as a spy) that you get to know.

The book is mostly taken up with spine-tingling action, and that's the way I like it to be! There's also a little bit of romantic sweetness, in case you were wondering. :)

Thanks for the fun read, Jordan McCollum!

During October, I've continued to do some work on SUNDOWN III. It's slowed down a bit though, I'll admit. But I have done some rearranging of chapters, merging some short ones, and have continued on my quest to convert the story to third person. I know there will be some gaps in chapters to come, that I'll need to fill in. I've already filled in one significant gap. But of course November is coming up, so I won't be doing much work on this novel revision during that month.

So, speaking of November, my goal is the usual one - to get a new novel written. The title is THE PHOTOGRAPH and the story is what you'd call a drama, I guess. But it'll also be a romance, I think ... though at the moment it's not feeling very romantic to me! So I guess we'll see how it goes.

I hope to update regularly during November... for a change. My poor blog is a little dusty of late!


  1. Happy November writing. Are you doing NaNo? I believe the "rule" is a romance has to end in a happily ever after. Not sure they say who has to be happy, or how, but hey... LOL. Drama sounds cool.

  2. Writing a new story while doing major edits on another? I am impressed!

  3. Best of luck with NaNo! I'll be taking part too. :-D

  4. Changing to 3rd person is tough work, so don't be too hard on yourself. Rearranging and adding in is really important progress, even if the word count isn't huge.

    Good luck for November. I'm giving NaNo another bash, but I'm not sure I'll make the 50k.

    You can find my goals update HERE

  5. I'm doing NaNo too! Sounds like November will be a busy month for most of us :)


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