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A Day of the Dead Short Story

This is a Day of the Dead short story I wrote last year! The ghostly plotline takes place during Dia de Los Muertos (Nov 1st and 2nd) and is set in Central Phoenix. It’s about a heartbroken ghost with unfinished business – plus eternal love, friendship, and lots of crafty goodness! I had so much fun writing this story and I those of you who read it, I hope you enjoy the ride! 

It’s $1.99 as an ebook and is 4,000 words, a fast read! If you are on Kindle Unlimited, it’s free! After I complete my current manuscript, I plan to write and release more short fiction pieces via Kindle, stay tuned!

I’m roughly 10,000 words away from finishing my third novel, which has only taken FOREVER to write. Each book is like a pregnancy. No two experiences are alike, they develop with their own moody characteristics and style at their own pace. This one has been fussy. I’ve often thought of giving up, but something with it won’t let me so I’m pushing through. I’m using National Novel Writing Month, which is every November, to finish the job.

For anyone new to my blog, I wrote the draft of my first novel for NaNoWriMo, and it went on to be published by Grand Central Publishing in a two-book deal, which then ended up as Random House audiobooks, and even printed as paperbacks in Poland!

But that was then. I need to focus on NOW and wrap up this next page-turner. I’m signing off from everything at 9 p.m. each night to write at least 1,500 words. Wish me luck that I stay on track! I’m closing my eyes right now and envisioning typing: THE END!

For those of you interested in taking part in NaNoWriMo, here are some past articles I wrote that might help! I encourage everyone to give it a go. But planning will help you reach the finish line, so check out these two posts. Good luck!

15 Tips for NaNoWriMo

Storytelling Tips for NaNoWriMo

Love & light,

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