It’s that time of year again with aspiring and working authors alike decide to buckle down and write 50,000 words in one month. Sounds daunting, right? Well it is…but even if you don’t complete a novel, it’s usually enough that the goal puts some fire under your ass. Who knows where that leads?
I did my own version on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November 2009. Actually I cheated a bit. I started in October. And my goal wasn’t to have so many words by one month, rather to get in the habit of writing every day. And guess what happened? By mid-November, I had DARKHOUSE and 82K words. A terrible first draft, but it was done and I wouldn’t be where I am now had I not bit the bullet and jumped right in. Probably still thinking about it…
This year I’ll be taking part in the event. I’ll be doing it properly this time, which doesn’t necessarily mean writing every day (I’ve got a busy month) but it does mean I will have 50,000 words of Experiment in Terror #5 ON DEMON WINGS (working title) down. Isn’t that awesome?
In the meantime, here’s your first blurb about book #4 LYING SEASON (published Dec 13th 2011):
Amateur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has already battled ghosts, fought off skinwalkers and walked the fine line between life and death. But can she survive bunking down in Seattle for a week with Dex, the man she secretly loves, and his uber babe of a girlfriend, Jenn? And can she do so while being tormented by a malicious spirit from Dex’s increasingly shady past? With love and life in the balance, Perry must discover the truth among the lies or risk losing everything she’s ever cared about.
BTW thank you to all who downloaded Darkhouse, Red Fox and Dead Sky Morning for free over the last 24 hours as part of the Halloween Sale. Hope you enjoy the books. For everyone else, the books are still available on Smashwords and Kindle for less than $3.
OH and if you’re a dude, get on MOVEMBER this year. Grow a mustache (Dex proves ‘staches can be sexy) and raise some money and awareness for men’s health and cancers.