Posted in 100 days, Camp Nano, challenge, The Writer's Games

It’s challenge time.

Spring has sprung here and with it the need for new stories, or rather offshoots of current ones 🙂

Starting next Wednesday, March 15 the season of writing challenges begins.

First up – the 100 day Novel writing challenge – where the aim is to complete a first and second draft by June 23rd. 

I’m hoping to complete the first draft of a subplot “The Stolen Countess” by then. It’s the first case for the Blackleaf Agency girls and I’m outlining it right now. Yes … you read that right – I – as in me – am OUTLINING right now. That has to be some kind of first, right?

Then April sees the first Camp NanoWrimo of 2017

– where I’ll be working on the second subplot, “Finding Eva” which deals with the girls from Blackleaf helping out a friend in need. (I can’t say any more as this story begins in my next release – Courting Danger – and I don’t want to spoil the surprise)


The two stories will merge to form a complete novel, the working title being “Heirlooms & Heiresses”, which is likely to released around next Christmas / New Year.

On top of these, the Writer’s Games open for registration on March 15th too, and I expect to spend my weekends in May/June scribbling away for those.

All in all, a few hectic months of writing new stories, developing new plots and investigating new genres with the Games.

It’s going to be fun! (I think 🙂 )




Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

2 thoughts on “It’s challenge time.

  1. Wow Lynne, I am impressed! Well done you, and especially well done for the outline planning!! I am more of a ‘make it up as it goes along’ kinda gal! I’m thinking I should take a leaf (perhaps a blackleaf) out of your book! Please keep us posted 😊

    1. Thanks. Nicole – I’m not a planner usually either, but pantsing has been so time-intensive that I thought I’d give it a go. Now, staying on track will be a whole different matter 🙂

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