Flag_of_Greece.svgThis week at Herb Cottage is all about my ghostwriting project. I have approximately 500 pages of interview transcriptions to finish going through.

Next, I’ll be organizing the material into time periods and topics, then creating my Master Outline. It’s a huge job and I hope the book will be complete by April 1, 2015. (Clue about the book is the image).


Herman_Melville*Contest ends Sunday, December 14 at midnight PST. Enter here or on my Facebook page.

Herman Melville, an American novelist, is best known for his classic tale Moby Dick, the hunt for the great white whale. The story is one of revenge, loss, redemption, and rebirth. If you’ve never read it, you can pick up a free copy for your Kindle on Amazon.

The Challenge

The first line of Moby Dick – Call me Ishmael – is iconic. Your challenge – should you choose to accept it – is to rewrite a new first line for the novel. Your first line should encompasses the brevity, mystery, and portent of the story that’s to come.

Come on over and join the WritersLife Facebook page. More challenges, contests, and conversation with authors of all genres. Being a writer doesn’t mean that’s all you do in life! Below is a fun exercise you may want to try yourself. (I dare you!)