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BLOGWORDS – Monday 5 June 2017 – SPECIAL EDITION – REMJUWRIMO UPDATE

SPECIAL EDITION – REMJUWRIMO UPDATE

“She looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place her… But she reminded me of someone…         It couldn’t be her, though. She was dead, we had all watched her die. Floating away like that in the swamp. Her lavender dress billowed up like a balloon, her dark hair fanning out on the black water. We had made a pact, Pearl and Scarlett and me, never to tell anyone what happened.”

 

I jumped back into Scarlett’s story without stopping to think how long I had been “away” from her—three or four weeks. I didn’t account for taking time to have a read through to catch up with her. At roughly 21K words and 60 pages it took me two day reading aloud to get through the MS.

 

 

 

So now I’m in the groove and managed a few words Saturday…

Still not on track but it’s a decent start. While I like to take Sunday as a “day of rest” (whatever that would look like) I do like to stay with my writing. Yesterday, however, was an exception, totally out of the norm for me…

… and as you can imagine I did not make my goal of 2000 words. I wrote a few words (185) and will jump back in today.

I’m excited about this story, this series, and look forward to spending time with Scarlett to discover her story and share it with you.

 

 

I exited the fading lushness of the little park, the leaves of golden and crimson holding tight to the only home they had ever known. Was I now doing the same? Holding tight to what was familiar to me, Bastille House, and Fontaine’s iron rule? Was Bastille to me as those branches were to the leaves? Was I destined to flutter away from Bastille as the leaves surely would flutter to the ground?

 

“I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!”

 

 

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“because the battle within is the greatest battle of all”

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, Special Edition, #RemJuWriMo, Status Update, Seasons, The Long Shadows of Summer, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, The Silent Song of Winter, The Whispering Woods of Spring

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 2 June 2017 – SPECIAL EDITION – REMJUWRIMO

SPECIAL EDITION – REMJUWRIMO

 

“She looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place her… But she reminded me of someone…         It couldn’t be her, though. She was dead, we had all watched her die. Floating away like that in the swamp. Her lavender dress billowed up like a balloon, her dark hair fanning out on the black water. We had made a pact, Pearl and Scarlett and me, never to tell anyone what happened.”

 

I’mma give it another go, the personal 50K in 30 days challenge. RemJuWriMo. In April I thought if I did less on the blog I’d have more time to write my stories. And theoretically I should have. But the mind does strange things (and life does stranger things) and although I did get a bunch of words written—I did get a respectable 23K words—but the story needs to be 100K+ AND the third book needs to get started. See my dilemma???

 

Yes, it’s all self-imposed deadlines. And yes, I can always move it back. Thing is, if I did push it / them back, it would have to be a whole year—the series is Seasons, and Book 1 is Summer. Yeah, I did that to myself. Er, I mean, they—they—did this to me. The characters. At least it’s one ginormous story, split into four “installments!” All the same peeps (mostly), the same setting, same research. That helps.

 

So Seasons is a go. The Long Shadows of Summer (see?) is on target for August, and The Tilting Leaves of Autumn will be ready for November.

 

 

“I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!”

 

 

http://robinemason.com

https://robinsnest212.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-E-Mason-Author-Artist/224223274404877
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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7808042.Robin_E_Mason

 

 

“because the battle within is the greatest battle of all”

 

 

#Blogwords, Special Edition, #RemJuWriMo, Seasons, The Long Shadows of Summer, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, The Silent Song of Winter, The Whispering Woods of Spring

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 48 April 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE TILTING LEAVES OF AUTUMN by ROBIN E. MASON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE TILTING LEAVES OF AUTUMN by ROBIN E. MASON

 

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COMING IN NOVEMBER*

*change of date

* not the final cover…

THE BLURB:  

* in progress but will be on the back of each book in series

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young girls share a bond—and experience a tragedy.

 

THE FIRST LINE

We never did play tea parties like other girls. We played detective. Because that’s what Mercedes read, detective stories. And she was our Sherlock Holmes.

As children, our ventures were harmless enough. Until the day Simone fell in the river and disappeared.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Maintaining consistency throughout the series (and perhaps anything else I write) Tilting Leaves is also written in first person. At the time of this posting, I will be approximately half way through writing Scarlett’s story—well, nope, didn’t make it half way. (I did, however, push the release date from October to November (it’s good to be Indie) to give myself time to do it right and do it well.) As a pantser, I enjoy learning new bits about each story and the characters—and Scarlett’s is a doozy!

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction

 

STARS:

I can’t rate it – I wrote it! but FIVE STARS, right???

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series, The Long Shadows of Summer, The Silent Song of Winter, The Whispering Winds of Spring

 

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 24 February 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

note: I share my books this months because it’s my birthday month!

 

 Reading is My SuperPower

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian

Faithfully Bookish

Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken

Fiction Aficionado

Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly

Lauraine’s Notes

With a Joyful Noise

 


 

 If you’d like to join us on your blog for First Line Fridays, shoot Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower an email and let her know!

 

 slide1* not the final cover

THE BLURB:    

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers.

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young girls share a bond—and experience a tragedy.

Seasons is the telling of their stories and Mercedes Renaldi’s story is first in The Long Shadows of Summer.

Mercedes’s friend, Simone, comes to her and Mercedes must now keep her friend’s secret. But Mercedes finds more than she bargained for—keeping Simone’s secret from their friends Pearl and Scarlett—and then Mercedes discovers that they, too, have secrets.

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

She looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place her. Sitting on the bench like she was outside Hooper’s Market. Her hat was at a rakish angle, her cocoa colored hair perfectly coiffed. Seemed there were tears in her green eyes. I was certain I had never seen her before. But she reminded me of someone…

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

First time writing in first person—and I likessss it!!! As usual, this story and its characters have taken on a life of their own—and it’s been a roller coaster ride! By the time this posts on Friday, I hope to have typed the two magical words, THE END—and jumped into the second book. Long Shadows releases in July.

As she tells her story, Mercedes’ voice resonates like she’s talking to a friend. [I hope] the reader is drawn to love her as they become familiar with her struggles.

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction

 

STARS:

I can’t rate it – I wrote it! but FIVE STARS, right???

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Long Shadows of Summer, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, The Silent Song of Winter, The Whispering Winds of Spring

 

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BLOGWORDS – Wednesday 22 February 2017 – WREADING WEDNESDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

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WREADING WEDNESDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

 

 slide1* coming in July

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young girls share a bond—and experience a tragedy.

 

Seasons is the telling of their stories and Mercedes Renaldi’s story is first in The Long Shadows of Summer.

 

Mercedes’s friend comes to her and she must now keep Simone’s secret. But Mercedes finds more than she bargained for—keeping Simone’s secret from their friends Pearl and Scarlett, and from her own family, and then Mercedes realizes that they, too, have secrets.

 

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.

 

 

 

 

remI’ve always had stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!

 

I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa  in 2013.  Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design.  I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years.  My characters face many of these same demons.

 

I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I, really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.

 

 

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https://robinsnest212.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-E-Mason-Author-Artist/224223274404877
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