November is National Novel Writing Month. For those of my friends that have never heard of this,during the month of November every year the NaNoWriMo website puts up a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It challenges you to, as writers would say, "put your butt in the chair and write." They've even broken it down to say 1,667 words a day will get you there.
There is an incentive besides getting a novel done in 30 days. They have a couple of writer's perks if you finish. In past years you've gotten a chance to download some writer's software or publish your book or a review, stuff like that.
This year I'm going to stray away from the westerns and crime fiction I usually write. I'm going back to what got me into this whole writing thing. I've had a science fiction idea bouncing around for awhile. So, for a month, I'm going to go "outside the box" and return to my writing roots and get this down on paper, so to speak. Working full time, I don't know if I'll make the word count, but I'll give it the old college try and who knows, there may be a new series come out of this at the end.There's always room for a good sci-fi series, right?
When it starts,my NaNo work in progress, The Genesis Project, will be showing up here as it progresses, so it will give me a little added incentive to "get 'er done." See You Soon!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Good News!!! I was invited to submit a short story to Rope and Wire's western fiction e-book anthology, ePulps. They accepted my story, The Reverend Mister Black, and it will be out in Volume 2. Good things are starting to happen.