Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Red Pen

I have completed redlining of On the Black Wings of Night, my Nanowrimo novel. This is the stage where I take a printed version and read it from start to finish with a red pen in hand. Anything that looks funny or doesn't make sense gets a big red line through it and usually sarcastic notes in the margins.

The next step is going back to the novel and fixing the problems.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Cold Snap... Sold!


Last night I got an email from Dan Blackston at Pitch-Black Books. My story "Cold Snap" was accepted for the Lords of Justice anthology. Only four stories made the cut. I really felt strongly about this one. Writing it changed me for the better and I learned alot while I worked on it. I am very proud of this story whether it made it to publication or not. Obviously, this is a thrill, though. Now I have a credit i can put in my cover letters.

Now I can't wait to download my own copy and start hyping the hell out of this book.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


So, on November 29 I finished my 50,000 word NaNoWriMo novel.

What the heck is NaNoWriMo you ask? Well it is National Novel Writing Month. Every year thousands of people from all over the world spend the month of November writing their own 50,000 word novel for the heck of it. It is a month of pure literary abandon where we throw our internal editors out for a month and just push the word count.

I am pursuing writing as a career, but I am still testing the waters, so to speak. This month I learned alot about how much free time I actually have and how much I can get done in one month. The biggest thing was that it really was fun and I know this is something I can do on my own and have success.

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