Monday, April 17, 2017

New Thriller Release

Things are flying along on the writing challenge I'm doing this month. Only fifteen days into it and I'm already over 30,000 words. My characters coming along better than I hoped. I'm excited to sit down at the keyboard every day. It's so much easier to write when you love your characters.

My friend, Joylene Nowell Butler, has a new psychological thriller being release tomorrow.

To the Breaking Point...

When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.

However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?

Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.
Maski: Broken But Not Dead is available at:

Easter at our house was fun. Too much food but lots of companionship and thankfulness that so many of us could be together. Maybe next year the new wee one will be walking and ready for an egg hunt. Hope you enjoyed some family time and time off of work.

Mowing the grass went well last week. So good, I'm going to do it all over again this week.

What are you currently working on in your writing? Did you witness any Easter Egg hunts last week? Are you ready for a new thriller from Joylene Nowell Butler? What are the chances I'll keep that word count of averaging 2K a day going the rest of the month? 


  1. 30K words already?! Wow, congrats! That's an amazing word count so far...

    And many congrats to Joylene, as well! Her thriller sounds so intense...

  2. Congrats on your achievement Susan so many words Wow!

    Excellent reviews as always. I'm sure the books will be a success.


  3. That's an amazing word count, wow, keep it up! I've never had that kind of productivity, not that continues anyway.

  4. Yes, I'm impressed!
    Big congratulations to Joylene.
    And that's the sucky thing about mowing the lawn. You just have to do it again a few days later.

  5. Thank you for featuring Joylene's book.

    That's a really good writing pace.

  6. Gotta love, not really, lawn mowing. Awesome as you pump out the words, makes it even better when you enjoy the characters indeed.

  7. Mowing will be a few weeks away for us - still some patches of snow melting and the ground is sodden!
    I'm still working on getting back in the groove of revising (this draft is killing me but making the story better!) - the flu took me out for a few weeks

  8. Always envious of your output. Writing's been slow, so no Easter Egg hunts for me. Just word hunts. Still coming up zero. Hoping that changes this week. Cheers to good food and good quality time with family, though!

  9. I want to do an Easter Egg hunt. Why are they all for kids? I'm not sure how to keep your word count high. Maybe cut off all contact with humanity? :)

  10. Our lawn needs a good mowing Susan. You've achieved an impressive word count, the words and ideas must be flowing like a spring out of your mind.

  11. Too busy with taxes to write, but we did enjoy Easter. Happy writing!

  12. Hi Susan - well done ... sounds like everything is going great guns - poor Joylene with her fall, but wonderful her book is out - sounds really good.

    Mowing - such fun - love it .. but it's like the washing up, or the hoovering ... lovely when it's finished, but starts stacking up again almost immediately ... cheers Hilary

  13. I have faith you'll continue with that great daily word count, Susan. My goal is to establish that same kind of routine asap. I've been reclaiming a lot of the time I spent on volunteer work and family issues, so I'm about to run out of the old "don't have enough time" excuse. :D

  14. So pleased you are enjoying your writing time! That's great news, Susan. Congrats to Joylene too! I hope she's feeling better with each new day.

  15. Yippee on your progress! Pound that keyboard!

    So happy for Joylene.

    And Easter... Wasn't it a great one? We got to see cousins who just moved into the area. OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES. The next closest ones are 1000 miles away. Good times.

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