...is one hour of writing in the middle of a 3-hour "American Horror Story" marathon good? Still working on Dreamwalkers, and I wrote about 1,000 words. Janina was on a roll so I had to keep writing (instead of immediately turning on the next episode, my remote control finger was getting itchy) a little past … Continue reading I’m not sure, but…
Dreamwalkers cover fun
The Camp Nanowrimo novel pages are now allowing covers, so of course I had to make one for Dreamwalkers. Here's my first attempt: This looks a little.... 50 Shades of Grey? I suppose I could tint it a different color. I liked the idea of the rumpled blanket looking like a landscape and you don't … Continue reading Dreamwalkers cover fun
camp nanowrimo, here i come!
With no luck getting much writing done on my own, I'm heading out to participate in Camp Nanowrimo during June! I think this might be the kick in the pants I need to finish Dreamwalkers. I know, it's sort of cheating, but I don't plan on counting the words I've already written. I have about … Continue reading camp nanowrimo, here i come!
i’m a winner!
Cabin Fever is not a complete draft yet, but I did cross the 50,000 word finish line. Along the way, I realized that I wanted to write the novel in third person, and not from 3 different first person narrators. However, I have a solid start and hopefully I'll be able to keep the momentum … Continue reading i’m a winner!
so far, so good!
Day 5 and I'm about 500 words above par! For other Wrimos out there, I've been finding Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's blog to have some good writing tips, and she recently recommended Adam Maxwell's Fiction Lounge, which has a writing prompt generator should you get stuck or need inspiration for a few more words... Anyone interested can … Continue reading so far, so good!
and so it begins…
It's November 2nd, which means Nanowrimo has started again! Yesterday I managed over 1,900 words and my goal for tonight is to get to 3,500 before American Horror Story comes on. My novel this November is called "Cabin Fever." Up until about Oct. 25th I had no idea what I was going to write about, so I went over … Continue reading and so it begins…
word count jealousy
For the past couple of weeks, my writing buddy and I have engaged in word count wars during out writing group sessions. Both times, Janina won. This past week it was by a much narrower margin but I don't like losing. Especially when I've won Nanowrimo for the past 4 years and consider myself good … Continue reading word count jealousy
finally, a yes!
So, you haven't heard from me since June, when my short story "Seventh Son" was placed on the short list for Pill Hill Press's Monster Mash anthology. Since then, my story was accepted and the anthology is now available for purchase on their website and via online retailers such as Amazon! I am eagerly awaiting … Continue reading finally, a yes!
i’m a nanowrimo winner!
Well, I did it! (again). For the fourth year in a row I have written a novel in 30 days. Soon I will post up a page for The Nostradamus Project, but for now you can check out the details on my Nanowrimo page. I have to say, unlike other years when I actually liked … Continue reading i’m a nanowrimo winner!
T-minus 24 hours until the official start of National Novel Writing Month aka Nanowrimo. I've got my novel planned, the cover made (check it out under the "Novel Info" tab on my Nanowrimo profile). This week I've been working like crazy to finish "Hitchhikers" before November 1. I made it to just over 30,000 words...