So it’s been almost two years since I released anything in The Steam and Steel Chronicles, but the third novella is now live on Amazon! The Quest for the Demon…
I first heard about The Next Big Thing Blog Hop on a Facebook writer’s group, when Kimberly Menozzi posted to ask if anyone was interested in participating. I had no clue what it was, so of course I jumped right in with both feet! ‘Cause what else could I possibly do?
Kim sent me the basics of what the NBT Blog Hop is (I’d done a similar one years and years ago when I first started blogging).
Basically, it’s an Independent Authors game of tag.
One author posts, and then tags five other authors, who each link back to them. Exponentially it is a marketing gold mine, and you my fair reader have hopefully just increased your to-read list. Finding new and exciting authors you may never have found otherwise. Some of us are still writing, others are just being released.
Either way, for you Fiction Lovers, a treasure trove awaits and I’d like to thank fellow Author Kimberly Menozzi for tagging me to participate.
Maybe you’ve just heard about NaNoWriMo and you think it’s too late to join this year, since it starts in 12 hours. Or maybe you thought you had an idea…
National Novel Writing Month 2012 (aka NaNoWriMo or just NaNo) starts in just over a week: November 1st! This will be my fifth year doing NaNo, and hopefully my fourth win. I’ve been slacking on my fiction writing this year, but am really getting back into things now. I’ve got the third book in The Steam and Steel Chronicles nearly done (I’ll be starting on revisions to the fourth likely after NaNo). And I’ve got two ideas I’ll be working on during NaNo.
I’m doing something a little different this year: I’m going to be a NaNo rebel! I’ll be starting the month working on a screenplay: The Difference Between Flying and Falling (hereafter known as TDBFAF). The title was actually taken from a NaNoWriMo “Adopt a Title” thread. TDBFAF is going to be about two people who deeply love each other. But just because they’re absolutely in love doesn’t mean that they have it easy, or that they don’t hurt each other. In fact, I think because they’re so in love, they maybe hurt each other more. It’s going to be a super-low-budget feature, with only a handful of characters and a couple of sets.
Now, since screenplays usually only run 13,000 – 19,000 words, I’m obviously going to need to do more than just one project to reach 50,000 words before December 1st. That’s why I’ll be working on a novel after TDBFAF is complete. The novel will be titled Music For the End of the World (another title I lifted from the same “Adopt a Title” thread, hereafter known as MFEW), and will be post-apocalyptic sci-fantasy. I’m pretty excited about this one. It’s an idea that just came to me as I was reading through the adoption threads on the NaNo forums. It’s kind of a mix between Firefly, Mad Max, Tank Girl, and The Road. Read More Gearing up for NaNoWriMo 2012!
A hug is the shortest distance between friends. —Author Unknown
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. —Shel Silverstein
I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time. —Drew Barrymore
I’m a hugger. I LOVE hugs. Pretty much, if you don’t smell bad and you aren’t all sweaty and dirty (or, depending on who you are, even if you are sweaty and dirty…), I want a hug from you. Read More I ♥ Hugs
Any of you who have followed this site for long will notice the new theme. It’s Adelle from BluChic. At some point I’m going to design a completely custom theme…
This is a completely off-topic post, but something that I think a lot of people would appreciate. Have you ever wanted to create a playlist for an event, like a…
I’m going to try to post more general posts rather than just focusing on writing (though since I live and breathe writing, even “general” posts are probably going to talk about writing to an extent). Part of this is to attract more readers, and part of it is so I don’t burn out talking about nothing but writing.
In this post, I’m going to tell you what I think are the ten most awesome things in the world. This list is completely subjective. It’s only my opinion. So feel free to disagree or make your own list. Read More The 10 Most Awesome Things in the World