Camp NaNo Update #7

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Camp NaNoWriMo’s week one is done and gone!

How did you do?

I’m happy with where I’ve landed, just still in shock I’m writing suspense. Wasn’t I supposed to be writing romance? Well, that never happened.

Check out the board! I’ve got Act 2:1 completed!

SOTM Outline Acts

Act 2:1 is the most difficult because that’s where all the mystery and unknown elements leave everyone scratching their heads. (Me, included!)

That’s not saying Act 2:2 will be a piece of cake but thank goodness for revisions!

Remember, this began as a piece of flash fiction back in March, And, YES, I know… 41K is not considered flash fiction anywhere in the cosmos. The story kept growing and growing, and when I said, “I don’t want to do this anymore,” the characters grabbed me and said, “Oh, you’re doing it!”

What? Your characters don’t talk to you?


Okay! Last Sunday I posted the working cover for Sins of the Mother—this week, the synopsis!


A serial rapist is terrorizing Marbury, his victims all elderly women over seventy.

With her husband off on a business trip, fifty-three-year-old Sally Bennett is home alone, making plans for their wedding anniversary bash.

That is until the former Army medic has to fill in for a coworker at Angels Assist Care Agency and spend the night with a seventy-year-old client, Graciela Ramirez.

Gary Sievers is seething with rage—fifty years’ worth.

At last free of the monster who kept him imprisoned since birth, Gary sets out into a world he’s seen only through the Internet, allowing his anger to spill free a little at a time.

He’s invisible to the world, his existence known about by only a handful and most of them are long since dead. But his crimes are growing… and making headlines.

Gary wants the life stolen from him, he wants to find the twin brother he never knew existed, and he wants revenge on the woman responsible for it all.

The captive has become the monster looking for his own twisted brand of justice.

©2018 Felicia Denise, All Rights Reserved.


FYI—I wrote the synopsis about ten days before Camp Nano began and it has since changed but I’m not rewriting it… yet.

Next week, an excerpt!

Have a great week two! Happy writing!

Day 7 word count – 14461


Song Lyric Sunday | “Think of Me” from ‘Phantom of the Opera'” (2004 Film)

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “think.”


I just had to be patient and bide my time. 😀

I knew I’d get to post a song from my favorite opera and one of my favorite movies!

A lifelong Phantom of the Opera fan, I also raised my daughter on the Opera Ghost. Separately, we’re pretty annoying. Together… well, you’d probably lock us in a closet. 😀

If you’ve read Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux and seen the Broadway stage production or any of the movies—1925, 1943, 2004—you know none of the remakes closely adhere to the original. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage play is the best, Rupert Julian’s 1925 silent theatrical version starring Lon Chaney is the scariest… and I have no words for the 1943 musical horror version except NO… just NO! (Yes, it won Oscars but technicolor was new! 😀 )

But it’s Webber’s 2004 theatrical version which brought Phantom of the Opera to the general public. Starring Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine, Patrick Wilson as Raoul, and Minnie Driver as Carlotta.

When the vain and spoiled Carlotta suffers an accident, (thank you, Phantom!) Christine Daae sings Think of Me, wins the role and becomes a star!

The main lyrics are about the amicable end of a relationship. Lyrics do differ between  theatrical and stage productions, however, the video and lyrics below are from the 2004 film.

If for some bizarre, unexplainable reason you’ve never read or seen the Phantom of the Opera, it’s currently playing on Netflix. You’re welcome! 🙂


See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.


Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Think of Me (from Phantom of the Opera)

Sang by Christine & Raoul (Emmy Rossum & Patrick Wilson) in the 2004 film

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe


Compiled from Genius Lyrics, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Google.