Lucy’s first assignment for Getaway Travel Magazine sends her packing to Paris where she will explore four major places the French city has to offer along with her best friends. Michael is a writer, publishing horror short stories and poems. Jenny teaches college courses and is looking to take a much-needed trip to explore what she is most passionate about – history and adventure.
A story about friendship, traveling, and finding yourself.
Lucy, Michael, and Jenny are heading to The American Library in Paris as I continue to write Chapter 7, and Lucy does some research for her Eiffel Tower article!
WIP Milestone ✨📚 "Where Will We Go?" is coming along amazingly and I'm so excited to see how much I'm growing while writing it. - May 6, 2020
His eyes get big, “Yes, Lucy, tell us what you’ve learned since getting to Paris.”
The first line of today's writing session. We are back at the Eiffel Tower, but Aaron is joining the gang via Facetime. What can Lucy tell him about the beautiful France landmark?
Nothing like a walk in the cemetery on a Sunday morning for my characters.
They have just finished their walkthrough of the Cimetière du Père Lachaise Cemetery and are about to venture into Montparnasse Cemetery
Join if you dare?
"The Genius (Angel) of External Sleep" guards the hundreds of glamorous and intellectual Parisians who rest in the tombstones and grave plots spanning miles each way. Beautiful colorful flowers decorate the grass beneath the stone statue.
Cimitière du Montparnasse Cemetery is the final destination on the agenda for Chapter 7.
Wanna come along?
WIP Milestone ✨
Hitting my personal chapter goal a day early!! Feeling pretty accomplished right now!! 😍
I never thought I would write a sequel, but here I am eight chapters in (7 written during this pandemic) and a whole lot ahead of me!!
2020 isn't all that bad after all, it just depends on how you look at the year.
The collection holds some of the most famous artworks in the artistic community including one of Leonardo da Vinci's most talked about paintings. The Mona Lisa is heavily guarded and protected, but still just as enchanting as ever.
- The Louvre. 🖌️
Lucy's middle name is revealed! :)
When I am trying to make a point or am mad at someone, I usually include their middle names. I take after my mom in that way, I guess you could say. I can't tell you how many times someone has said, "Emily Nicole!" to me and my ears instantly perk up.
It is only fitting that her best friend would be the one to reveal her middle name.
Plus you find out some background about Lucy's Mom, Lindsey. When Lucy was born on August 2, 1995, Mrs. Berry was obsessed with the book, Matilda. (This was before the hit movie came out in July 1996). Lucy gets her movie/book references from her mom.
A nice chill day in the park, what could be better?
- Parc Monceau in Paris, France.
'My jaw falls open and I am speechless. This mall is huge. Tall and narrow clear glass windows line the curves in the building's elegant structure. Crowds of people are walking everywhere as we get out of the taxi.'
Chapter 11 is off to a great start! Let's see what all shopping this Paris mall has to offer as my characters adventure this huge unique building.
I started Chapter 11 on June 11, then fell into the worst thing - a creative rut. Finally, after over a month of little to no writing, I dug deep and finished Chapter 11.
Four and a half months ago, I restarted this second novel journey and I can't believe how much I have written in that short time. No matter how much doubt set in, I know that writing is a part of me. It balances my personality and helps me express myself.
"Where Will We Go?" is slowly falling into place and I am learning to be more patient with my progress on it. This is my journey and dream.
Lucy, Jenny, and Michael are visiting the Rodin Museum on September 9, 2021.
So why does this sculpture look so familiar to Lucy? Our resident movie buff can't put her finger on it where she's seen it. Like me, she's realizing just why this famous artwork isn't foreign to her knowledge.
The Thinker, along with other famous artworks, makes a brief, but memorable appearance in the movie, "Night at the Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian," where he is voiced by Hank Azaria.
✨Favorite line from NaNoWriMo Day 1✨
I had another old school writing session to kick-off NaNoWriMo last night. So, this morning, I typed up all the words I wrote yesterday towards Chapter 13. My guess was way off. I had guessed around 700-800 words. I wrote 935 words!!
You could say NaNoWriMo started off amazing yesterday! I can't wait to see what this month has in store!
After months of being stuck in Chapter 13, I finally finished writing it. I am over halfway done with my second novel!! 💖
Two and half days into NaNoWriMo and I am kicking butt at the word count!!
✨Favorite NaNoWriMo Day 3 Line✨
Yes, we like Wine in this novel and friend group! 🍷
Lucy celebrated her first article publication (in Chapter 13) with Sweet Red Wine, ice cream, laughs, and tipsy revelations. What did Tipsy Lucy admit to that Sober Lucy is concerned about? I guess you'll have to wait and see.
#NaNoWriMo2020 Day 5: Meet Lucy Matilda Berry. You know her from my debut novel, "Will You Love Me Again?" but her story wasn't over.
I am loving continuing Lucy's story in "Where Will We Go?". She's apart of me, she is me. We have similarities and differences, of course, but I have mirrored her after me. You'll see so much of my personality, wants, needs, and dreams in her character and that's what I love about writing. I love crafting characters.
#NaNoWriMo2020 Day 6, I don't have an antagonist in my novel so I'll introduce my secondary characters.
Jenny Thompson Morgan & Michael Sparks are two of Lucy's best friends.
She's known Jenny for most of her life, having grown up in school together and becoming instant best friends. While she's known Michael since her UNA days and writing classes.
NaNoWriMo Final Week
Thank you NaNoWriMo2020 for lighting a fire in my soul for writing again! I truly appreciate this monthly goal! I have reached so many in 30 days! Now I am that much closer to finishing my second novel.
I finished the month with a word count of 31,085!! I am over the moon excited about my writing progress!
Finished up Chapter 13
Started & Finished Chapters 14-16
Chapter 17 is halfway done
Finished both her articles
Broke 30k in a MONTH!
Broke 1k in a day SEVEN TIMES!
Broke 2k in a day THREE TIMES!
Broke 3k in a day TWICE!
What's the Clue?
Aaron is turning 26! Join me and his friends as we play a game of Clue on a cold October night!
Things are about to get twisted as an unwanted guest is invited to the party. How will Lucy handle the news? Find out in "Where Will We Go?" in Chapter 18.
🎲Unwanted Party Guest🎲
Isn't it fun when your past shows up in person form? 😳
"Where Will You Go" is all about finding your true self and growing from your past. How will this unwanted interaction help Lucy grow even more into the woman she is meant to be?
How would you handle this situation,
would you choose fight or flight?✊✈️
Although WYLMA's playlist featured some TSwift hits, Lucy never shared her love for TSwift. So, with her new music and my new novel, I wanted to share that Lucy is indeed a Swiftie like me.
* "Where Will We Go?" takes place in 2021 and on. *