Today I’m blogging about NaNoWriMo with some tips for starting a novel and keeping it going.
Here’s the link-
My father would have 85 years old today. Some of you already know the story of how I couldn’t write for ten years after he died. Many of you also know that he died from pancreatic cancer.
While he was ill I was working on what is now Death Likes Me. We’d drive back from him taking his radiation treatments and we’d sit and chat about my ideas for the characters and plot. He was always very supportive of my writing. When I’d get a rejection, and yes, there were plenty of those, sometimes he’d want to phone the editor and ask why they’d said no to this great story. He even turned the cold storage area under the garage into my writing nook. And he wouldn’t think twice about driving to the only office supply store in town that sold the printer refill cartridges for my Magnavox word processor. And he was my best sounding board for stories that popped into my head.
I’m happy that he got to hear about my idea for the Niki Webber series and today as I wonder what he’d look like now, I’ve thought about ways to pay tribute to him. Some people run or walk to raise money for a cause, and while I thought about going out and playing golf today…something he loved to do, bottom line is I’m a lousy golfer. I’ve finally decided the best tribute is to start work on the next Niki Webber story. So today I’ll be beginning on that project and I’m sure wherever he is he’ll be watching over my shoulder.
If anyone’s interested in being an editor Coffee Time Romance needs three people. It’s a volunteer position but they’re a fun bunch of people.
Here are the details if you’re interested-
Coffee Time Romance & More is looking to bring in 3 editors to join our staff.
An editor position is for editing the reviews before they go live on Coffee Time and More. In exchange for editing which should (after you finish the training) should only take about an hour a month, I was offering free advertising (on 2 pages of the site).
If this sounds like something you might want to do or if you have questions, please contact KarenneLyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone’s interested in a free cookbook, Evernight Publishing has just released Naughty Nibbles, a collection of recipes from their authors, including yours truly. Here’s the link if you want a copy-
And don’t miss their Blog Hop that starts today-
It’s always tough to pick a winner of a giveway but the winner of How To Write A Romance Novel (electronic edition) goes to Jericca. Hope you find the book lots of use.
Stop by closer to the holidays because I hope to have more giveaways to share with you.
Good Monday morning to you and let’s start the week off with a book giveaway. It’s the e-version of my own How To Write A Romance Novel…getting it written and getting it published. It’s loosely based on some of the writing workshops I teach and has chapters on writing a synopsis and cover letter and other topics like emotion and creating great characters.
And entering is easy. Just leave a comment and tell me why you’d like to win this book. I’ll pick the best response. Giveway ends at midnight Eastern time on Friday November 16th, 2012 and the winner will be notified either on Saturday or Sunday. Good luck everyone