Writer Wednesday


Last week I got my 10K down… in the next couple of weeks I’ll only have three days to write as much, but it was all in the yearly planning! October is busy with non-writerly things, but surely between November and December I can make my goal of half pulp-speed (500K).

This week I did manage almost 6800words to the end of Draft Zero… And I added some meat to make it look more like a short novel! Hopefully taking this back on the road so I can give the final touches when I get back and send it off to the proofreader the first week of November, on schedule! 🙂

Are you gearing up for NaNoWriMo? I never needed it (I started writing long before NaNoWriMo was even invented and now I’m addicted, LOL) but if you want some inspiration and a great collection of non-fiction to kickstart your writing career, don’t miss the NaNo Writing Tools bundle!

Looky look! Curated by Kevin J. Anderson! And look at those guests! My own writing guru, even more prolific than me, Dean Wesley Smith! Craig Martelle of 50BooksTo50K that I hope to meet in Edinburgh next year! Joanna Penn! Kris Rusch (my other writing guru)! Blaze Ward – I met him last year! 🙂

And some day I’ll meet also Jamie Ferguson, I did a small contribution to her book on bundles! 🙂 It’s a StoryBundle exclusive and you should grab it now along with the other books! 🙂 Whooppee!

If you’re still on the fence about trad or indie, this post by D2D gives a pretty fair view on both. Of course it’s up to you and what you want to do with your writing career, but don’t forget your writing is IP. Might feel it has no value, but that’s not true. The sky might not be falling, but there are big earthquakes in traditional publishing.

Elsa’s story is now live and the pre-order for Kristine is up! 🙂 Don’t miss the closing book of the Vampires Through the Centuries and the mighty battle of Chittor! 🙂 Okay, it’s no longer historical fantasy, since it’s in the decade 2005-2015… tagged it contemporary fantasy, is that correct? Anyhow, meet Kristine Van der Aas, the Dutch girl who moved to Mumbai for love and became a vampire…

And while Da Muse is in Italy to shoot his latest movie, I shall head out of the country for a few days… Did I mention both Da Muses tend to come to Italy when I head out of the country? But then, even when they don’t (John Wick Chapter 2), I don’t go looking for them on the sets, so… I’m not a fan, they’re Da Muses, LOL!

Have a great week! 🙂

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  1. Glad your word count is going to plan, despite the recent wrist injury.

    That sounds fine for the tagging for Christine’s story to me. I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t fit in that catagory anyhow.

    I’d planned to have both Cherry and Elsa’s stories read by today, but my Kindle disagreed. I started both (eventually… When it would finally open them) but that’s all I could do. My new Kindle is here now, so hopefully I can finish them later and get those reviews up by the end of the week. In my old Kindle’s defence,it does get used a LOT and has been used to read hundreds and hundreds of books since I got it four years ago (I know I definitely got it this time four years ago).

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    • My chin got the worst of the fall and is still achy (along with the right knee), the wrist was fine! 😉
      I still hold on to KK and since I got it for my birthday in 2011, it’s now 7 years old… but then, I don’t use it as much as you do, LOL! I read on Facebook of the new acquisition… here’s to the new Kindle to last for 8 years instead of 4! 🙂

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  2. My old Kindle has probably read more books in its four years of life than yours has in its 7 years. 😉

    The new Kindle living longer would be nice… I’ll drink to that. 😉 Although, about three or four years seems to be about how long my Kindles last. I had one like yours, which would have been about the same age as yours, but it died four years ago, after around three years of use. Mind you, I’m still not entirely certain if that one’s death was completely natural, or if it got damaged during whatever it was that made the fuse in its original plug die with a pop loud enough that I heard it from the other room (the Kindle worked for a while after that, but not for long).

    On the bright side, the new Kindle has a lot more storage space for my books, with the option to get a mini SD card, and expand it even more. 😉

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