Sandra here and if you’re like me, you’re getting ready for the big turkey dinner. And probably trying to write NaNoWriMo at the same time. So I’ll make this short and sweet.
Preparing to write a novel is very much like preparing for the big dinner.
1. Make a list of ingredients you need.
· Green bean casserole
· Cranberry sauce
· Pumpkin pie
Write an outline of the elements of your story:
· Main conflict
· Minor characters
- Prepare the turkey
- Write the first draft
3. Prepare the stuffing
Edit first draft and fill in strong action words
4. Prepare the Yams
Embellish the emotional elements
5. Prepare the green bean casserole
Embellish the setting. Bring it alive.
6. Add the cranberry sauce
Spice up the romantic tension.
7. Bake the pumpkin pies
Resolve the black moment and get to the happy ever after.
8. Decorate your table
Gather photos for an enticing cover
All of these preparations take time, but good planning and steady progress result in a wonderful meal and a terrific romance novel.
Finally, gather all the family and friends and pray. Its time to thank the Lord for all His blessings and inspiration.
Please comment and share a wonderful recipe or something you are thankful for this wonderful day of thanksgiving and be eligible for a surprise package of Seeker books.
I am thankful for my Seeker sisters and all the Seeker Villagers out there. Your encouragement has meant so much to me over the years.
Recipe for Yams:
2 cans cut sweet potatoes
1 can apricot halves
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Drain sweet potatoes and apricots but save ½ cup of the juice from each.
Place in greased baking dish
Combine brown sugar, cornstarch and juice in a saucepan and boil.
Pour over sweet potatoes and apricots.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Sandra Leesmith writes sweet romances to warm the heart. Sandra loves to play pickleball, hike, read, bicycle and write. She lives in Arizona with her husband and during the hot summers, she and her husband travel throughout the United States in their motor home where she enjoys the outdoors and finds wonderful ideas for her next writing project. You can find Sandra's books here on Amazon. Three of Sandra's most popular books are also audiobooks at Audible.
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