Yes, I’m a smidge late with the greeting. By the time this posts, I’ll be close to a week late. What can I say? It’s been a rough year. Better late than never.
I just wanted to take a quick second and fill you all in on what’s going on.
November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ve never participated, and this year is no different, I’m afraid. I’m never ready to start a new project when November rolls around, and even if I was, I’d lose too many days at the end of the month (preparing for Thanksgiving and then decorating for Christmas). However, that doesn’t mean I’m not writing. I’m actually putting up some huge numbers on my daily word count. One day I got close to 10,000! That was pretty exciting. If you’re interested in seeing my daily progress, join my private FB group, Staci Troilo’s Novel Idea, because that’s where we’ve been talking about daily word count. We chat about all sorts of things in there. It’s a friendly and fun atmosphere, and I release exclusive info there first, so you might want to join us. I hope to see you there.
Also going on this month is the release of Medici Protectorate Series Book 3, Body Armor. It’s already received a wonderful five-star review, which touched my heart. I’m sure you saw the posts about the release, but if not, this is the last time I want to bring it up for a while. I’m excited about Nico and Donni’s story, but I don’t want to keep saying the same thing over and over. Let me just say this (and then move on): If you still didn’t grab your copy, you can download it here. Paperback and hardcovers soon to follow.
Christmas will be here before we know it, but I hate to skip over Thanksgiving. I’m not signing off for the year or anything, but I wanted to tell you all how grateful I am for you. I always look forward to our chats here, and it’s because of how special you all are. So… thanks! Also, in the spirit of the holiday, let me share with you a favorite recipe. If you like sweet potatoes but are tired of the cinnamon or maple versions, you might find this recipe (almost always on my Thanksgiving table) a lighter, more refreshing version.
I will be having a few guest posts coming up, and I’ll fill you in on those as they arise. In the meantime, I will be writing like crazy and looking forward to catching up with you guys here or in the Facebook group.
As always, wishing you a wonderful day. And, hey, if you try the recipe, let me know what you think! 🙂