Someone needs to be saved. Someone else needs to be killed. And Xhosa must do both or her People will die.
A million years of evolution made Xhosa tough enough to survive anything. Except this.
Which do you like? No problem if you like neither. I’m not sure I do!
Here’s a quick summary of Against All Odds:
Xhosa and her People can go no further. Surrounded by water on three sides, mountains on the other, they must make their new home on what we now call the Iberian Peninsula. Before they even settle, problems start and this time, despite Xhosa’s iron will and unmitigated tenacity, she may lose.
Here’s what I have done the past few months:
- I transferred the story from a spreadsheet to Word and spent all this month editing. I’m only half way through on the (very) rough draft but am satisfied.
- NaNoWriMo didn’t help but that was my fault. I started at the wrong point in my writing and didn’t completely understand the power of NaNoWriMo. I’m planning to try again next year–smarter and more prepared.
- I am working on the tagline and the quick summary (as you see above). I’ll fine-tune it for months before I settle on one.
- The cover on this page is simply a placesaver. I needed something for my newsletter and pulled this together in Canva.
- Still planning to do Diana Peach’s PowerPoint book trailer idea. I’ll probably start with the new year, when kids are gone (sad) and life has calmed down.
How are you doing on your latest WIP? I’d love to hear!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Winter 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning