Posts tagged ‘Fiction’

March 14, 2012

1870 traveling dress showcased on Walks Alone by Sandi Rog

Kinda delayed, but better late than never 🙂
This is the mock-up cover of the book that I made the dress for last fall. The eBook is available on Amazon now, as well as the paperback for preorder. The paperback will be available in mid-June!

November 29, 2011

I wrote a novel!

Well, sort of… I have written 50,000 words since November 1, and in so doing, I have begun a new novel. The story isn’t quite finished, but it will be soon! Then the editing process begins. 😛 😉

I even finished a day early by writing 7000 words today to catch up. I missed writing days because of the Make It With Wool/American Heritage Festival trip. (If you write every day for 30 days, you can reach the 50,000 word goal by writing 1,667 words each day)

October 11, 2011

An Irish Lassie in Delicias, Mexico

The Go Teen Writers prompt contest is back! This time the rules we’re a bit different. Instead of getting the first sentence, we got the last sentence – the ”hook”. It was hard, but I still entered.

It’s hard to go unnoticed in Delicias, Mexico when you look like an Irish lassie. I forget I look different, but occasionally I’m reminded.

I was shopping with Pepito as my escort when a gringo addressed me.

“Ma’am, please come with me.”

I processed the unfamiliar English words slowly. The Spanish chatter surrounding me was more comfortable now than my old language. Pepito put his protective hand on my shoulder and we turned away from the stranger. But he followed and placed his pale hand on my other shoulder. Pepito removed his and balled it into a fist.

The chances of this ending well, I realized, were not good.

One of the judges gave me an honorable mention, which means no points 😦 but I’m maintaining my 2nd place position on the leader board anyway.

This is a clear case of taking inspiration from real life. I look like an Irish lassie myself, but speak Spanish. Sometimes, when I’m surrounded by Spanish, it can be hard to even think in English. And that’s where I got the idea for this prompt!

September 12, 2011

It’s about story!

This morning,  I taught my first “It’s about story!” class. My students are beginning to join the website, and post their introductions. Please stop by and offer them some encouragement!

September 1, 2011

Walks Alone cover mock-up

Remember the 1870 dress that I made? You can now see the mock-up for the cover featuring it here!

The back cover will have a picture showing the dress details better 🙂