The Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes

Ready. Set. Go…

Today writers around the world begin one of the biggest challenges of their writing career: write 50,000 words in 30 days.

This week I decided on the main character’s name. I also decided it would serve as the working title: The Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes.

The novel will open in a scene a few days after Mary’s birthday when she ponders over the last piece of her birthday cake.

I’ll post daily updates on my word count in the right margin. Each time I reach an increment of 10,000, I’ll make a blog post.

Yesterday, I attended HalCon in Halifax. It was my first time, so I didn’t know what to expect. I knew there will be lots of people dressed up in fantasy garb, lots of vendors with unique products (such as swords), plenty of guest speakers and loads of people, but I was unsure of how all this would come together and how I would react.

I’ll report on this event early in the week. All I can say today as I head off to the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers’ Market is, “Wow! I’ll definitely back next year.”

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