#Nanowrimo Day 4 - On a Roll - Jo-Ann Carson

#Nanowrimo Day 4 – On a Roll

The rain continues to pour down here on the west coast, and my fingers continue to fly.

Tarot Card

Had it. Lost it. I remember my interpretation was muddled thinking. It certainly fits.

Pep Tip (from Nano…)

Kick out the little voice in your head that’s trying to make you afraid that’s trying to convince you that you’re not a writer or that you’re not good enough. The fact that you’re WRITING MEANS YOU’VE ALREADY SUCCEEDED  in a major step many people, myself included, usually fail: you’re actually trying.” ~ Kacen Callender

Sprint # 1

  • in my lounge chair in the living room, 30 minutes, word count = 590

Sprint # 2

  • same, 30 minutes  word count = 922

Sprint # 3

  • with the Victoria Nanowrimo group 7-8 pm using Zoom and Discord, office, word count = 1,358

Total Word Count Today

= 2,894

Total Word Count

= 9,327

I earned my third Nanowrimo badge, displayed at the top of this post.


  1. I’m very productive in 30 minute, morning sprints. Perhaps a series of them is better than hour stints.
  2. I’m really tired at night. Although my word count was good, I feel the prose was sorely lacking and will need a lot of revision in the second draft.

I’m thrilled to be reviewed in this month’s InD’tale Magazine (i.e., November 2021). P. 95.

4 stars / 4 steam pots

Jane Black is in trouble. She has been performing spells, reading tarot cards and other magical things in her small town. People are angry at her when her spells backfire, and she is having trouble dealing with it. All she wants to do is make life better for people. That isn’t easy when a dragon shifter appears and is giving her problems. Leos has been around the block so many times. The witch is being really troublesome and he needs to make her see reason. As they work toward their goals, their feelings for one another become deeper, and it seems there may be more on the horizon for both of them than they initially thought. The questions is whether or not Jane and Leos can get through everything and stay together.

Jo-Ann Carson has written an amusing first novel of the “Dial Witch” trilogy. The dynamic between Jane and Leos is electric and plenty of amusing dialogue flashes between the two. The sexual tension builds and when it finally explodes, it is searing hot. Some scenes could benefit from a bit more description, and might flow more smoothly, but, other than that, this is a brilliant read that is a lot of fun. The variety of characters really brings the book together, and their relationships are expertly written. As the beginning of this series, the book can also work as a standalone. However, it will be great to see where the series goes and to read more from this talented author.

Lyn Alexandria McKendrick

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