Well, there's five more days left in November, and my NaNoWriMo is a few words over 20,000. I'm not sure how many words I have left to get down on paper--not 30,000, because it's a children's book, and I have more than half of the story told--but I don't imagine I'll have the first draft done by November 30th.
However, I have 20,000 more words down than if I had not done NaNoWriMo. The challenge, along with my students and some writer friends nudging me, has gotten me this far.
Today, I'll be at Half-Price Books in University City all day. From 9-1 there will be another Love a Golden dog. From 1 on (til closing) there will be the bookstore's unofficial mascot:
|Radar, begging for money and attention|
And now onto book blurb business...
Here is the book cover and my blurb:
The Battle Against Bad Manners
Veronica Barrister-Monstrosity was an ordinary woman once. She was tolerant. She overlooked things. She made excuses for the rudeness of others.
But when a man took a last drag off a cigarette, blew out the smoke and then tossed the butt right in front of the Target door, Veronica snapped.
Picking up the disgusting bit of trash, she followed the butt-dropper up and down the aisles and when no one else was in the vicinity, she hissed, “You dropped something outside,” and mashed it into his face.
From then on, she was known as Super BM. She took care of the excrement of society in a no-nonsense manner. People who felt entitled to several parking spots--she left nasty notes. People who wouldn’t return her greeting? Super BM would unleash a tirade.
All that came to an end with an encounter with one man… one single, solitary man. (147 words)
And for those folks who'd like to work ahead, instead of seat-of-the-pantsers like I am, here is the photo for next week: