Prepping for Thanksgiving

Okay, who all’s looking forward to Thanksgiving this year? *raises a hand high* Something about this time of the year just begs for a vacation, and although I’m working all the way up to the day before turkey day, I’m excited! There’s nothing quite like hanging out with family and friends with a smorgasbord of food laid out. Oh and we definitely like having lots of food.

Pretty much everyone in my family loves to cook. I can’t think of an immediate family member who doesn’t in fact, and we all have our special foods. I’m typically the baker, though this November I’ve opted to make baked beans instead of some chocolate covered dessert. That I’m hoping to do in December.

With the coming of Thanksgiving, I’m also very much aware of the dwindling time left to NaNoWriMo, and I’m very pleased to report that my novel Suzie’s Nightmare is nearing completion. With less than 10k before my goal is reached, I’m looking forward to putting this beloved story of mine off to the side for a bit to let it stew in the back of my brain. So when I pull it out to do a second draft come January, it should feel fresh so that I can get a good readers’ perspective on it to trim up the story.

To give you a bit of a teaser, here’s a concept cover I came up with using a variety of pieces from Deviant Art. In my mind’s eye, this is pretty close to accurate for representations of my main characters. Its nice to finally have a real face to associate with them.

suzie nightmare,book cover

– Abe: Angry Man by Funtoon
– Fred: Are You Nervous? by Circledot
– Suzie: Nervous by Brittsperspective
– Woods: Dark forest by 1yae

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