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As a newbie to WordPress, I’m navigating my way through Blogging101, and tonight’s assignment for me is a two-for-one. Starting a meaningful blog, among millions, is like trying to decide which town I want to move to and call home by staring at the Earth from outer space. I am niche writing to a certain degree, angling my blog posts to lovers of reading romance and writers alike, especially as I get closer to my goal of getting my almost-polished Rom-Com manuscript traditionally published. I will also continue to add my twisted sense of humor on life’s mundane happenings, as this is the easiest way to keep the laughter bubbling up in my life.

I spent the greater part of yesterday evening just deciding on a theme, which I still have the urge to keep tinkering with, and, tonight, I am catching up on reading and responding to some of the blog posts on this vast WordPress Earth and simultaneously trying to figure out how to link my post back to some of the posts I participated in. I stumbled upon one that immediately caught my attention because of its great hook. The blogger responded to a Blogging101 assignment that was to incorporate into a post one line from the nearest book–line 3 on page 82, to be exact. My nearest book is the one I wrote that I keep bouncing back and forth to on my laptop as I’m still in the final editing stages. Here’s the passage:

After she finished her glass of wine, he leaned in, “It’s time to leave. This tour eventually ends with a bottle of our Estate Flagship wine, and I will make sure you leave for home with one tonight. There’s just one more experience I want you to have,” he said, standing up.

“I’ve already had the equivalent of a full glass of wine and a half a flute of champagne with the two mimosas we had this morning. At some point, I may need a nap.”

“So, you already want to sleep with me?” he teased.

This is a glimpse of page 82, line 3 and a few other lines surrounding the moment to give you a better understanding of the scene that I am using to build this blog post around. Yes, you guessed it–a savvy winemaker is slowly seducing the heroine of my love story one wine tasting at a time.

I hope the link works, and I hope you stick around if you’re discovering me for the first time. I explain who I am in my About the Author link, and I explain why I am writing in my very first post—a whoppin’ eight posts ago. I do promise many more to come, though, as I keep tumbling towards this place I’ll be calling home for awhile.


  1. Elle Knowles says:

    Love your yellow background with the red rose header! Very nice! Good luck on your writing from one author to another. 😉


  2. I’m reading this on my phone, all looking good although it’s probably a simplified view. I love that prompt idea, and your except is fun. I might borrow the idea for a post of my own. Good luck.

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  3. Kellybean says:

    Good luck with your novel!

    Liked by 1 person

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