Posts Tagged ‘ The Case of the Cunning Linguist ’

Out with the old: Reflections on 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, and thoughts of New Year's Resolutions begin to fill my head, I thought I'd take a look back on some of my accomplishments from the past year. Here are some fun stats from 2016... Personal Bests by Word Count in 2016 (By Month) [author_list style="star"] January 19 - 1,236 words, with 14,665 words total for the month February 13 - 1,414; 17,546/month Continue Reading...

Celebrate Writing: writing goals, week 26

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… June 25, Day 177: 766 words June 26, Day 178: 1,064 words June 27, Day 179: 918 words June 28, Day 180: 848 words June 29, Day 181: 807 words June 30, Day 182: 764 words July 1, Day 183: 810 words That’s a grand total of 5,977 words for the week, 17,676 for the month of Continue Reading...

Badges and Blog-Ins: writing goals, week 11

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… March 12, Day 72: 752 words March 13, Day 73: 1,182 words March 14, Day 74: 627 words March 15, Day 75: 320 words March 16, Day 76: 690 words March 17, Day 77: 988 words March 18, Day 78: 0 words (I ended up spending most of the day prepping for my Nonfiction Authors Continue Reading...

101 ways to kill someone in a convent

Okay, so I actually only managed to come up with 16 (plus a few I can't mention, because they're already in play and I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise), but here are some of the ways I've contemplated killing the characters in my NaNo novel, The Case of the Cunning Linguist, which is set in and around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris: [author_list style="plus"] Choking on communion Continue Reading...

#HumpDayReviews: Veni, Vidi, Vici by Eugene Ehrlich

This week's review is of a nonfiction book I haven't so much read cover-to-cover as dipped into throughout the past few weeks. And a book I plan to continue dipping into, as I write The Case of the Cunning Linguist. You see, back in 2013 when I started writing this murder mystery set in a convent, I realized I would need some Latin terminology to set up the double meaning of my book's title. Continue Reading...