100 Million Mask Challenge Update

First, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is, I will not be doing a cool unboxing of the 100 million mask challenge sewing kit because they didn’t need me to sew masks. The good news is local businesses stepped up, so they didn’t need individuals to sew. Here’s the note I received:

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Second, my internet is hit or miss on a good day and now that everyone in the area is home and streaming, it’s even worse. I will keep trying to post, but when I tried to post on Saturday, I couldn’t even load a picture. I’ll post when I can.

Here’s to your health!

100 Million Masks Challenge: A way to help fight the virus.

Hi Everyone! I got a great phone call this morning. My friend called to make me aware of an opportunity to help in the fight against Corona virus.

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Providence medical is putting together sewing kits so people who can sew and have a sewing machine can make protective masks for medical professionals in their area.

I’m in Western Washington and the first kit pick-up is on Monday. I’ll let you all know how it goes. If you are in the area and want to participate please sign up!

Here’s to your health. We’re all in this together.

Dee Dee The Duck and A Thousand Words A Day

Mt. Rainier and puffy clouds

The last month has been very busy in my writing life. I am happy to say that I reached my goal of sending out a draft of my novel to first readers on August 28th. I have already received some invaluable feedback and I am excited for more over the next couple of months.

In the meantime, I set another major goal which is to write and publish the next Gator McBumpypants book. For the third book in my picture book series I wanted to design and build a new friend for Gator and Herman and she is finally finished. Meet Dee Dee the duck.

Dee Dee the duck stands by the water

Dee Dee Wings Tucked

Dee Dee showing off her wings

Dee Dee Wings Out

This week I’ll start taking the photographs for the book, but I want to keep making progress on my other stories as well, so I joined Robert Evenhouse over at Part-Time Novel for his Novel Recommit. The goal is to write 1,000 words each day this week. I’ll admit I only reached 581 words yesterday, but I was inspired to get up early and write 863 more. Since I usually have trouble writing anything at all on the weekend, Robert’s challenge has already inspired me to write 1,444 more words than I would have written. However, the day is not done. Robert and I agreed to hold each other accountable by writing a blog post with our word count for each day. Hopefully, this is my report that I wrote 1,444 words for Saturday and tomorrow I’ll report at least 1,000 words for Sunday. This should be a fun and productive week.

Stay tuned.