Posts Tagged ‘ The Case of the Cunning Linguist ’

L’Air de Panache: Signature scents for fictional characters

Describing scents can be a tricky business. Though I love certain smells – including freshly cut grass, baking bread, and old books, to name a few – it can often be hard to explain what those things really smell like when you're trying to set the mood. Last night I was watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, and thinking about Gustave H.'s signature scent, L'Air de Panache. What does this Continue Reading...

Racing the Eiffel Tower

I haven't accomplished everything on my To Do list today, but at least I can say that I jogged to the top of the Eiffel Tower in 21 minutes and 17 seconds. [caption id="attachment_9842" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "Eiffel Tower Style" photo by Flickr user Jerome Bon[/caption] Theoretically, anyway. See, my gym has a stair-climbing machine, and one of its programs lets you choose Continue Reading...

Attack of the Serial Novelist

One of the most common questions I get, once people discover I'm a writer, is the ever-popular, "What are you working on?" Well, guess what? Today you're finally getting an answer! I'm actually working on a bunch of different projects, but the most exciting one is a serial I'm publishing with Jukepop. First things first: what the heck is Jukepop? Good question! Jukepop is a platform that Continue Reading...

On the road to 25K

I'm supposed to be hitting a word count of 23,338 tonight, to be on schedule for the halfway point - 25K - tomorrow. The Case of the Cunning Linguist is currently at 15,095 words. Luckily it's just past 3 PM and I'm done with my work for today. There are about 3 and a half hours left before my husband gets home from work and interrupts my crazy plotting and scheming, Lucy Ricardo-style, so Continue Reading...

First 10K + cover mock-up

Today I've hit the 10K mark in my NaNoWriMo novel, The Case of the Cunning Linguist! To celebrate, here's a mock-up of the cover: My total word count is currently 10,014, and I've still got a few more characters to introduce to my cast of dozens. I've got a saucy PI, a dead priest, a virginal nun, some lay sisters (pun completely intended), and a Mother Superior with something to Continue Reading...