Saturday, October 22, 2011

NaNo is a Go

zombie-hiHello readers! I feel like a zombie - just in time for Halloween too. In fact, that’s exactly what I’m going to be… unless I can find a fake wound so I can be a vampire victim, so I’m still between costume ideas. Still, I’ll be one of the two. But this is all absolutely and completely irrelevant!

So, I have a lot of things in the works, I’m setting up online classes, getting ready for a big Halloween party, and two big things are going on this November.

First, is NaNoWriMo (if you haven’t heard of it, click it). I wasn’t sure that I was going to have time to participate this year because of school and work, but I’ve decided to give it a go. Hopefully with a few cheerleaders (I’m adopting NaNo cheerleaders, by the way) I’ll be able to pull through to get my 50,000 words.

What am I going to write this year? Well, I’m cheating - a bit - because I’m not starting a book from the beginning, I’m going to be continuing two novels that I started a few years ago. One is a genuine NaNo novel that I started last year Howl, and the other is the second book in The Artifact Series. Both require about 25k more words to be called complete, give or take. So it seems kind of perfect to do… okay, you can flog me now for not starting entirely fresh this year.

Oho, and you’ll also be able to read Howl and keep up with my progress on Smashwords, I’ll be uploading what I write everyday for your viewing pleasure (and to hopefully cheer me on, because I’ll need it)!

The other thing that is going on in November is Adopt an Indie Month. I’m an indie, and I’m still waiting to be adopted.

1197105542213523276antontw_Black_Cat2_svg_hi*Presses nose against window and looks awfully adorable*  

From what I hear, those who adopt an indie have the chance to win a big, professional, blog makeover. So, if you’re interested, you could adopt me… I don’t chew rugs or shoes and I’m housetrained.

For this last bit of info, I wanted to let you all know that I just updated my Facebook author page – – if you want to keep up with me (and cheer me on for NaNo) this is the place to do it.

This really isn’t a big deal, you’re just opening up a can of worms and turning it into Texas. (Howl quote)


elysabeth said...
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elysabeth said...

As far as NaNo goes, I will be a cheerleader for you although I'll be out and about a good bit during the month. I will encourage you as much as I possibly can, along with others. And, it's not cheating if you don't start at the beginning and write all 50,000 words in one new novel, as long as you don't count the words already written. The object is to write the 50,000 words in 30 days and that is all you need.

Like the look of your facebook page.

What kind of online classes are you setting up? Anything I may be interested in? You really do have a lot going on and I'm sure you will accomplish it all.

By the way, my covers are on my blog and website ( and - and they are so wonderful. Have just posted on my facebook page so that folks can let you know what they think of the newest one - E :)

See you in the postings - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of Finally Home, a YA paranormal mystery (coming soon)

Ma America, The Travelin' Maven
Author of the JGDS, 50-state, mystery, trivia series
Where will the adventure take you next?

H.C.Paye said...

Yay! I have a cheerleader (and a darn good one too)!

You may be interested in it. The first class I'm teaching is an online class through "How to Create Indepth Characters". There are about 6 lectures and 2 or 3 live sessions.

It's going to start January 2nd. If they approve me for a professional instructor (which they should) The first 10 people to enroll in the class, get in for free, after that it will be $5. If not, it's just going to be free.

After that class, I'm going to start working on getting more classes up there.

I saw your post on the book cover - and the pictures of the book event you just did. The books all look great when they're all sitting together.