NaNoWriMo, Lying Season and more

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.