I’ll bet you’re wondering what that number in the subject line means. Does it refer to money? Or does it have something to do with time? Nope. It’s actually the total of 3,900 and 1,728. And now you’re probably wondering what those two numbers mean, right?
Well, I’m going to tell you. This is my way of updating you on where I’m at with the new series. Currently, I’m at 3,900 words left to write in the first book, and 1,728 in book 3, Don’t even ask why I did book 1 and then 3 – because I don’t have a good explanation. If you haven’t figured out that I can be a little…different…well, I guess you know now. 🙂
But next month is National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a., NaNoWriMo, and that’s when I plan to deal with that middle book. Yes, there will be a book two.
Now, to change the subject abruptly here’s something that would shock you if you knew me better. If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you all know that I’ve been trying to do a low carb diet. What you might not know, is that I’m getting a little tired of cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, broccoli, and salads as the only side dishes to my protein.
And so, yesterday, I bought a butternut squash, a dark green squash I can’t remember the name of at the moment, and three small zucchinis. I also bought a bag of pre-cut butternut squash, cooked it, and whipped it with a little bit of butter, a little bit of brown Swerve (affiliate link, click here to learn more), and a little bit of sugar free maple syrup. Then I topped it with some chopped pecans.
Surprisingly, I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t love it either. I’m hoping that making it with a fresh squash, it will be better. I’m sure there were preservatives and chemicals in the precut stuff I bought, and I never like the taste of any of that stuff.
Here’s the picture. My favorite thing on the plate was the garlic Parmesan chicken. Someday, I might say the same thing about squash. I’m not going to hold my breath though. 🙂 🙂 🙂 If you have any squash recipes you just love, please feel free to share them with me in the comments section below.
Since I need to get back to work, I’ll leave you with a couple of the songs on the playlist I created for this series. Since it’s set in a beach town, I’ve found ‘yacht rock’ is the most inspiring music to listen to. Honestly? I’d never heard of yacht rock until two or three months ago – but I love it!
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