the countdown begins

So I’m already thinking about November and Nanowrimo… already stressing about when I’ll have enough time to write!  My first week in November is pretty much booked up and that makes me nervous because it’s usually in the first week that I get the momentum to carry me through the rest of the month.  I also have my complete failure at Camp Nanowrimo lurking on my shoulder.

Of course, I have already created a cover:

I have a vague idea of the story I want to write.  I usually find that I start a totally different story on November 1st.  This story is the second idea I’ve had for Nanowrimo.  The first was going to be an exorcism/possession horror story.  Maybe someday I’ll still write that…  I find that if I overly outline or plan a story I can’t actually sit down and write it.  I just need to have a vague sense of what I want the ending to be and then sit down and figure out how to get there as I write.

Luckily, most of the things that will be taking up valuable writing time early on in November are circus-related… I’m going to see Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco, and then I have my own trapeze show (in which I’ll be dressed as a flying turkey) to worry about.  I can only hope that Black Friday will be a day I can catch up with my word count…

In other news, I got an account on Figment.com, so if you want to start reading some of my awesomely bad Mistaken Identity series that I wrote in high school, here’s the link!

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I’ll Never Go Away print edition on sale now!

You can buy the print version of I’ll Never Go Away now on Amazon!  The Kindle format is also available.

I’ll hopefully be receiving my contributor’s copy soon so I can read it 🙂

In other news, I’m thinking of posting some of my old short stories, the really embarrassing ones I wrote back in high school.  There’s this one series called Mistaken Identity that I reread recently and it’s pretty hilarious and completely influenced by Christopher Pike… I’m looking into how to make my own ebook so people can download to their ereaders and it’ll look like a real ebook (but it would be free!).  I’m considering posting them as PDFs on Scribd.  First, however, I’d have to design some awesomely craptastic covers!  I’m thinking lots of broken mirrors and fragmented faces…