#Preptober – And then my husband got sick
Posted at 1:55 am by Jamie Provencher, on October 20, 2018
Dudes, the title says it all. Pretty much after I got my blog back up, my husband got really sick. Based on his symptoms, there was some concern that it was kidney failure but as of Sunday, he was diagnosed with Mono. Still sucks and he has a long road to recovery, but definitely better than mystery kidney failure.
So truly, the last week I haven’t gotten any prepping or writing done – and this is where being part Pantser kinda helps..
October is winding down and November 1 is steadily approaching. Which only leaves us procrastinators 12 days until Nanowrimo. So I present, the 12 days of #Preptober.
Over the next 12 days, I will show you each day how I prepare for Preptober, with a few suggestions on things that might jog anyone who might be struggling with preparing. Let me know if there is something you all would like to see! Below I will also create a tree so anyone who jumps in, no matter what day it is, can easily access each post for the 12 days of Preptober (and I stickied it ❤ )
On the first day of #Preptober, Meri gave to me…
Day 1: Word Processor and Outlining
Day 2: Where to Begin
Day 3: Survival Kit
Day 4: Rewards time
Day 5: The MC
Most girls dreamed of being a princess or a warrior. Jamie dreamed of both. Spending her days running around in the woods, Jamie spliced together different worlds to create her own unique one. The only things that stayed the same was the balance between good and evil in her characters: oh and fire. Oh and cats.
One day her dreams were shattered. She had become too old for make-believe. For a panicked moment, the world was lost, and then she discovered writing: make-believe that was accepted.
Even with a strong background of video games and 80’s cartoons, she was really only interested in talking animals. One fateful date in 6th grade, the 11 year old Jamie was forced to read The Book of Three By Lloyd Alexander. The thought of reading something without talking animals (even though her teacher assured her that the was a “talking” pig) was unbearable. She only agreed after being told that someone would be reading it to her.
The book changed her life and Jamie jumped from talking animals to the deep rich fantasy that had plagued her imagination as a child. From there, she began to write original fiction, crossovers, and fan fiction. She attended the Maine School of Science Mathematics for high school. She then ran away to Umaine for her BA in Creative Writing and finally ending her school career with a MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. She currently lives in Maine with her two beloved Corgis. You can read her blog and other writings at https://curiouswitch.wordpress.com/