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Feedback on Chapter 5 of ‘The Bakery Assistant’

I took part on #NaNoWritMo2015 in which you write 50,000 words in thirty days.

I wrote 50,931 words by November 22.  All I did was write.  I didn’t go back to edit, nor did I check my spelling.

I brought the first nine pages that I wrote on November 1 to my critique circle.  They had been lightly edited before I posted them, but I’m currently brain dead so it was rather difficult.

Even though it needs to be edited further they were very pleased with the story and dialogue in particular.

You can check out my #NaNoWritMo stats here

See an excerpt of my New Adult novel ‘The Bakery Assistant’ here

Some of the best notes I received from my critique circle can be viewed below:

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Release Party of ‘ Eclectically Vegas, Baby’

I had the pleasure of celebrating the release of ‘Eclectically Vegas, Baby’ with great friends.  Some of which are amazing authors, others are old friends, and I always meet someone new.

Writing has brought me so much, including meeting new people which inspire me to write even more.

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My short story ‘The End’ which is one of the several excellent stories included in the anthology from Inkling Publishing.  Find out more about them here

If you’re interested in picking up some great literature for those you love then check me out on Amazon and pick up Eclectically Criminal for three short stories by me: Molly, The Silencer, and Caroline Hearts Toby.

Like something hotter?  Try my spy story ‘Blood On The Potomac’ which inspired the full length novel I’m currently working on with Inklings Publishing.  See a snippet on Amazon

Like sci-fi?  Try my apocalyptic story ‘The End’ which can be found here on Amazon

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Thank you for all the new readers that came out tonight.  Without readers an author would be nothing.

Thanks a million.

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It’s time to start Christmas shopping…

Christmas is coming up and there’s nothing sexier than someone who reads.

My short stories are quick, and will leave you wanting more.

Like spies? Lots of blood? Check out my story ‘Blood On The Potomac’ which inspired the full length novel I’m writing with Inklings Publishing It can be found in their anthology ‘Eclectically Carnal’ which you can find here at Amazon.

Do you watch Criminal Minds? Then you’ll love my story ‘The Silencer’ where I’ll take you inside the mind of a serial killer. Want to take a drug inducted car ride with some teenagers? Then read ‘Molly’. You can also read my story of a girl who’s assaulted and her attempt to move on in ‘Caroline Hearts Toby’. All these stories can be found in the anthology ‘Eclectically Criminal’ in which I’m the featured author and can be found on Amazon as well.

Are you a sci-fi kinda person? Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up in the apocalypse? Then you should read my story ‘The End’ which can be found in ‘Eclectically Vegas, Baby’ which will be released this Thursday, but can be found on Amazon.

No matter what you like I know I have s short story you love.

And don’t forget to leave an honest review after you get some amazing literature under the tree this year.

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A great day selling/signing book with Inklings Publishing!

The last sale of the day was an aspiring writer!
The last sale of the day was an aspiring writer!
Holding the three anthologies that contain my five short stories
Holding the three anthologies that contain my five short stories
You can read my short story 'Blood on the Potomac' in Eclectically Carnal, and my short story 'The End' in Eclectically Vegas, Baby.
You can read my short story ‘Blood on the Potomac’ in Eclectically Carnal, and my short story ‘The End’ in Eclectically Vegas, Baby.
With the dream team 'Belonging' author-Chantell Renee, award winning author Andrea Barbosa, and award winning author Melissa Algood
With the dream team ‘Belonging’ author-Chantell Renee, award winning author Andrea Barbosa, and award winning author Melissa Algood
I'm the featured author in Eclectically Criminal; Andrea Barbosa wrote 'The Match'.  We both have a short story in Eclectically Vegas, Baby.
I’m the featured author in Eclectically Criminal; Andrea Barbosa wrote ‘The Match’. We both have a short story in Eclectically Vegas, Baby.
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Where In The World Is Melissa Algood?

I’m having a busy month, not only am I participating in #NaNoWritMo (check out my word count NaNoWritMo)

but I will be participating in some signings, a poetry reading (as my alter ego Elizabeth Harris), and the release of my fifth short story ‘The End’.

Here are the dates/places/and times you can catch me.

Sunday November 15, 2015-  HWG Selling/Signing Books

City Center Houston, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024

The Houston Writers Guild will have a booth Fall Art Series from 2-6 PM. All books are by local authors, and I’ll be happy to sign any of mine you buy.

Houston Writers Guild

Thursday November 19, 2015-Release of ‘Eclectically Vegas, Baby’

The Wilde Collection, 1446 Yale St, Houston

My fifth short story, and first venture into sci-fi ‘The End’ is included in the latest release from Inklings Publishing. I’ll be there to sign and celebrate with the other authors included in the collection. There will be card games and amazing prizes other than the joy of getting me to sign your book.

Inklings Publishing

Sunday November 22, 2015- Spider Road Press Poetry Reading

EQ Heights (Café), 1030 Heights Blvd., Houston

Spider Road Press is celebrating its collection ‘In The Questions’ which was the hard work of many different women. I’ll be reading my poem ‘Snowfall’ along with other accomplished poets while we snack on treats.

Thank you to all the donors that made the collection possible.

Spider Road Press