It’s December! You know what that means? That’s right, it means:
The end of NaNoWriMo!
I’m proud to announce that I won it this year. How about you? Did you win? If not, how many words did you get?
Or maybe you didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, so the beginning of December just means the dreaded holiday season. In that case, happy holidays!
With NaNo being over, I’ve now got more time to post here, so expect something within the next few days. Well, that’s all for today. See you on the next thing I post, and, whether you do NaNo or not, keep writing.
Forgive me, this one’s a bit late, but welcome everybody to NaNoWriMo! If you’re doing it, how’s it going? Are you ahead? Behind? Exactly where you need to be? Well, I seem to be doing pretty well, but I haven’t done one of the things that makes it feel real to me yet, so, I’d like to introduce my project for this year’s NaNoWriMo: ASH
It’s actually a rework of a previous NaNo project that has been sitting ever since. This year, I’ve decided to use NaNoWriMo as a sort-of revision pass for this book, since there are enough problems in the first draft to necessitate a full rewrite anyway. I think I’ll use this as a Road to Self Publishing post after NaNo is done, provided that this turns out to be a success.
But, while we’re here, does anyone want to share their NaNo project? Or maybe just add me as a buddy? You can find me here or drop something in the comments.
Is anyone else, like, way behind on NaNo prep? I don’t even have an inkling of an idea yet. By this time, I usually have something, but this year? Nothing.
With that said, who else is doing NaNo prep this month? How’s it going? Are you disastrously behind? Or maybe you’re ahead of schedule? Do you even do that much prep in October?
You heard it right everybody. We’re finally putting the Authors in Modern Authors and getting a second author here. I’ll probably still be the main one here, but it’ll be nice to have a fresh voice, don’t you think? Anyway, Elihowlett’s first post should be arriving before too long, so give it a read, yeah?
Modern Authors has finally been moved to a real domain! Welcome to modernauthors.org. Same great taste, new place. Honestly, this is something I should have done awhile ago, i just never got around to it. But we’re here now, and here’s where we’ll stay! The modernauthors.wordpress.com address will still work, so if that’s the main way you get here, there should be no issues. That is all. Carry on.
So, I’ve been thinking. Besides some news updates, this place has been exclusively stories. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I love writing them, and I hope you guys love reading them. The thing is, I kind of want to do something… More. Maybe try to put the “modern” in Modern Authors.
So, with that in mind, sometime this month, I’ll be introducing a series to this blog called The Road to Self-Publishing. What’s more modern for an author than self publishing?
As I’ve said here before, my project for NaNoWriMo was The Forgotten. I’m currently working on self publishing it. This series will take us from first draft to published and (hopefully) selling. The first post will concentrate on organization for editing and software choices.
So, tell me. What does everyone think about this? Is this something you’re interested in me talking about? Is there something else you’d like to see? Or are you only here for the stories? Let me know.
I’ve been much busier than usual this week, so I don’t have a story for you. I know I promised that regular posts would be returning this weekend, and I intend to keep that promise. So, with that in mind, I’ve prepared something a little different.
Instead of a story, I’m posting and excerpt from my work-in-progress, tentatively titled The Forgotten. For anyone who didn’t read my pre-NaNoWriMo posts, this is based on an earlier story I wrote by the same name. You can read that one here. So, without further ado, I present to you, and excerpt from The Forgotten. Continue reading