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My Ultimate Pick-Me-Up

There are a few things in life that make me really happy. My family. A good writing day. Laughter with friends. And last but not least…food!

If I’m looking for a pick-me-up when life gets stressful, a good meal almost always does the trick.

Here are some of my fav dishes from the last few months:

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite pick-me-up?

 

 

 

 

Rice! It’s What’s for Dinner — and Breakfast and Lunch!

I love food. Any and all types. I never met a cuisine I didn’t like. My family plans vacations around restaurants. I even play in a Fantasy Top Chef league with my siblings.

And yet, there is one particular food item that I cannot live without. In fact, if I don’t consume it for more than a week, I start having major cravings. That item is . . . drumroll, please . . . rice.

Yep. Plain, white rice, preferably jasmine. Steamed is ideal. Fried is okay. Boiled is great. Accompanying side dishes even better.

This is why you will always find me at the fast-food Chinese place at the airport, especially after a conference or a vacation. At that point, I have usually gone for days without my rice fix, and I need it, bad. I suppose this is what happens when you grow up eating rice (or rice noodles) three times a day — breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The best part is? Last summer, I discovered my children…
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NaNo Final Results: the Mermaid Edition!

The month of November is over! In particular, NaNoWriMo is over, and wowee, I am so proud of the progress that my fellow mermaids have made this last month! And I am so proud of all of you who committed to working on your manuscripts this November! We have TWO NaNo winners in the Mermaid lagoon. Count them: TWO! Big congrats to Denny S. Bryce and Kimberly McCarron! You are such an inspiration to us all!

Also, congrats to Carlene Love Flores, Alethea Kontis, and Kerri  Carpenter for dedicating themselves to their writing and for being all around awesome! I’m so glad to have had your company on our journey this last month.

Now, shall we get to the totals? Remember, “winning” at NaNoWriMo consitutes writing 50k words in the last month…

Denny: 50,008 words

Kim: 59,616 words

Carlene: 7,274 words

Alethea: 13,500 words

Pintip: 37,074 words


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Week 3: the Mermaids Dive into NaNo

Week 3 already, and we are just now a little over the halfway point! How are all my NaNo friends doing? Let’s finish out this month strong, shall we? You can do it! Yes,  you can! We believe in you! Go go go!

Check out the mermaids’ word counts below. As you can see, some of us are on track to “win”. . . some of us are a little behind . . . but we are all winners because we have committed to making forward progress on our manuscripts this month!

After 16 days, NaNo suggests a word count of 26,672 to be on track to reach the 50,000 goal.

Our word counts are as follows:

Denny: 18,500 words

Kim: 26,182 words

Carlene: 5,599 words

Alethea: 9,686 words

Pintip: 20,137 words

Mermaid total: 80,194 words

Holy moly! Just look at that mermaid total! I’m so…
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Week 2: The Mermaids Dive into NaNo

Check out the word counts of the mermaids below, and please share your progress and thoughts!

Remember, we are all here to cheer each other on!

After nine days, NaNo suggests a word count of 15,003 to be on track to reach the 50,000 goal.

Our word counts are as follows:

Denny: 12,659 words

Kim: 10,057 words

Carlene: 4,770 words

Alethea: 2,904 words

Pintip: 12,678 words

Mermaid total: 43,068 words

Wow! According to NaNo, none of the mermaids are “on track” quite yet . . . but I’m not worried! This month is about making progress on our manuscripts, and we are all certainly doing that, so I’m very proud of my fellow mermaids! Plus, just look at that mermaid total!! That’s the length of an entire novel!

Please share. Are you participating in NaNo this year? How is your progress?

The Mermaids Dive into NaNo!

Hello dear friends in the lagoon! The mermaids have decided to dive head-first into  National Novel Writing Month this November, and we want you to join us! We may smash the word count, or we may come up a little short . . . but the point is, we are doing this together. Our novels will be the better for it. And we want to support each other — and you — every step of the way!

Thus, we are going to be publishing our word count totals on the blog every Friday, and we’d love for you to share your progress with us, too!

After only two Nano days, our word counts are as follows:

Denny: 4563 words

Kim: 1700 words

Carlene: 1913 words

Alethea: 750 words

Pintip: 3707 words

Mermaid total: 12,633 words

Wow! And that’s just for two days of writing! That is the power of NaNo!

Please share. Are you participating in NaNo this year? How is your progress?

My Very First Mess . . . I Mean, Manuscript

Holy moly, my first manuscript. Wow. It was a total and complete mess. I don’t think it had even a semblance of a plot. Rather, it was just a bunch of rambling thoughts strung together. To tell you the truth, I can’t even tell you what the story was about. That’s how little of a plot it had! When people ask me how many books I’ve written, I don’t count this one. Just like I have my zero drafts (whose words don’t deserve the label of “first draft”), I also have a zero book.

Here’s what I can tell you:

The heroine’s name was Cat.

I wrote the manuscript in a coffee shop a couple blocks away from my apartment. Every day for six months, I went to the Xando and ordered an iced tea and wrote my heart out.

For the first time in my life, I was fully and irrevocably happy. I’ve dreamed of being a writer ever since I was six years old, and now, I was…
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Brenda Drake’s New Release: Thunderstruck!

Thunderstruck Brenda Drake Published by: Entangled Crave Publication date: September 11th 2017 Genres: Mystery, Mythology, Romance

Stevie Moon is famous…at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she sees it. Been there. And never doing it again.

As the son of the god Thor, Blake Foster’s been given an important mission—to recover the Norse god Heimdall’s sacred and powerful horn before someone uses it to herald in the destruction of the entire universe. But while Blake is great in a fight, the battlefield that is a high school’s social scene is another matter.

Blake knows his only choice is to team up with the adorable Stevie, but she’s not willing to…
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Where do I Write?

Hiya lagoon! Pintip Mermaid here to talk to you about my favorite writing places….

Mermaid post writing place

 

Medium on which I write: my cell phone! I’ve written and revised my last six novels entirely on my cell phone, with the screen locked in portrait position, so that the keys are close enough together to tap without pain

 

Most unusual place I’ve written: flat on my back underneath a glass coffee table, with my laptop open and facedown on the glass, dictating into my microphone

 

Most productive place I’ve written: in the car, at the parking lot library, for eight entire hours. Two words: no distractions!

 

Most regular place I write: on the recliner in my bedroom, since the neck and shoulder support is good when my fibromyalgia flares up

 

Most chaotic place I’ve written: Today! At the kitchen table at my friend’s house, with five kids, one…
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Cover Reveal: Kerri Carpenter’s FALLING FOR THE RIGHT BROTHER

We are flipping our fins in the lagoon for Kerri-Mermaid’s cover reveal for her newest book, FALLING FOR THE RIGHT BROTHER!

If you’ve never read Kerri’s books, you need to SWIM — don’t wade — to your nearest book retailer. They are charming, so much fun, and full of swoon!!! I remember the first time I read Kerri’s writing six years ago. We were at our very first critique group meeting at my house, and a few things stand out about that memory: my not-yet-renovated living room, the green curry that I worried was too spicy, and Kerri’s effortless voice! 

I am counting the days until I get my hands on this book on May 23! Until then, feast your eyes on this cover!

FftRB Cover

Title: Falling for the Right Brother

Author: Kerri Carpenter

Series Name: Saved by the Blog, Book 1 of 3

Release Date: Print – May…
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