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Ancient Families and brain fuel for Nanowrimo

Hello and welcome back! It’s November and where I live in the Northeast winter has decided to start edging its way in. Time to unpack the cold weather gear and again question why one lives in a place where the air gets cold enough to hurt your face if you’re outside for too long.


Nanowrimo progress:

So far so good, though we’re only three days in of 30. I’ve written roughly 5,500 words out of the 50,000. As far as the storyline, I’ve started the story off with the main character, Meritaten, receiving tribute alongside her mother, Nefertiti. I’ve been delving deep on what their relationship might have looked like. When I study art from that time period, it’s unique to that of any other period. The ancient artist capture scenes of domestic bliss shared between the pharaoh Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and their daughters. ers.






For Egyptian art that was highly unusual. It conveys, at least to me, that this was real life for them, not the stiff formal carvings and painting from before or after that time period. And maybe this is just my softer side but it shows us a family unit who enjoyed spending time together. So needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of googling and have planned another trip to the Met’s Egyptian exhibit. (really, I should just plan a trip to Egypt someday)




What I’ve Been Reading:

Well, with Nanowrimo going on, I’ve done very little reading. I did however just download the book a fellow writer and friend recently published: The Pharaoh’s Curse by C. J. Boomer. I can’t wait to dive in since, yah know, total ancient Egypt fan here!





















Also I've started listening to the audiobook Uprooted by Naomi Novik. If you love suspense with mysterious witches and dark magic this is a great read or in my case, a great listen.



What are you all reading or listening to? I’m always looking for a great read especially going into the colder months now. (lots of hibernating)

I hope everyone has an epic week. I know here in the Northeast there’s already talk of possible flurries in the latter part of the week. Yikes!



On a personal note:

I’ve been binge watching Mysteries of the Abandon on the Science Channel. It’s crazy how many places, all over the world, have been abandoned. And so many ideas for stories!

But again, with Nanowrimo acting like the diva in the room, most of my time is writing.

I hope everyone has an epic week. I know here in the Northeast there’s been talk of possible flurries in the latter part of the week. Yikes!

Talk to you soon! Xoxo, Karrie



Our first heavy frost last night! 🥶🥶🥶

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