Tag Archive: NaNoWriMo


Words and Phrases

I don’t have a ton of words right now, just checking in.

Part way trough writing the next review now and about half way through the next book. Things are gonna get a little odd for the next while. I’ve got a mix of stuff headed your way, so that’s good.

I’m also thinking of taking a break from giveaways, there doesn’t seem to be much interest in them. I’d rather do them sparingly and have people get into it. So that’s something that’s probably going to be shelved for a bit. I might do one at Thanksgiving or Christmas, but that’s probably all.

It’s also five days in, but I’m going to try for NaNoWriMo again and I might include updates on that in the posts like this. Not hugely sure what I want to write about, but that’s not too much of a worry.

And this would be that NaNoWriMo post I mentioned way back when.  I admit I’m not going to make it this year, I’ve only got about a thousand words and a plot outline, but it’s more than I’ve managed any year before now.  I may even manage to get up to five thousand words by the end of next week, get a really good first few chapters and some character introduction stuff going on.  Maybe dip into the actual plot.

On the end of why I haven’t been NaNoWriMo-ing, reasons of choices and insane classes and a bricked computer, it goes on and on.  Mostly excuses.

But here’s where the post has a point dear readers.  I want to know about you guys’ experiences with NaNoWriMo, your successes and failures and what divided the two.  Sound off in the comments.

More posts coming soon.

NaNoWriMo with FastPencil

I’m a bit late posting this, but any of you guys interested in doing NaNoWriMo this year might be interested in FastPencil’s NaNoWriMo contest.

I recently had the chance to talk to Angela Sage Larsen, author of the Fifties Chix novels and a current competitor in NaNoWriMo, about NaNoWriMo and Fastpencil’s contest.  It was really nifty to hear her opinions on NaNoWriMo, especially as a community of fellow writers as opposed to, or in addition to, friendly competition.  She was really excited to have the opportunity to compete this year and be a part of that, made even better when FastPencil approached her about helping with the grand prize for their NaNoWriMo contest.

All you have to do to enter is sign up with FastPencil and start a new project during the month of November, simple as that you’re entered to win some seriously cool prizes:

  • Grand Prize: $299 Print and eBook Wide Distribution Package and a one-hour phone call with best-selling author Angela Sage Larsen
  • 2nd Prize: $299 Print and eBook Wide Distribution Package
  • 3rd Prize: $249 eBook Wide Distribution Package

You don’t have to have your project finished by November 30th to win, just sign up, start your project, and write!

And the Winner is…

Well, the long and short of it is, no one entered that last contest so there is no winner. I’m not going to be extending the entry dates here, but the books may show up again later on.  Just a short one for that, expect another post real soon when I start talking NaNoWriMo.

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So again with the posting things that aren’t reviews, I’m half way to on a roll here.  I’ve got a couple of things I’m looking at posting.  One of those has to do with the Batwoman marriage thing that I’ve already talked some about.  I wanted to wait until things had cooled down a little to talk more about that.  Another is yet another review that should appear soon, but is currently up in the air.  Yet another is something about NaNoWriMo and trying to do something with that, maybe see if anyone wants to run a sort of challenge here for that.

Beyond that, things should be clearing up soon, I’m reworking my schedule yet again to try and open more time to get things done that I have to and leave more time for stuff like this.  I will at some point probably post a picture of Jonesy, though she is not really a kitten sized kitten anymore.  And I’m looking at doing a Halloween giveaway of some sort, I may skip to Thanksgiving to give me more time to plan.