Monday, December 05, 2016

Nano 2016 Winner

It was a bit of a slog towards the end, but I'm happy to report that I won this year's NaNoWriMo by completing my novel The Last Giant Killer. I had my doubts as I was one I was starting from scratch and I had a week of vacation out of the country to contend with. I managed to come back strong the day I returned to the states and caught up to where I was supposed to be and even managed to pull ahead. Then I finished two days before the event ended.

Not bad.

Those last few thousand words were killer, though. I swear it was like my inspiration was drained out of me and even with an outline I was having a hell of a time putting words to paper. Now it is done and I can get back to editing I Was a Teenage Sex Robot and finish up the cover too so I can get that published this winter. Hopefully I'll be able to put the next book to bed after that and then circle around to The Last Giant Killer and make that the next release, as I really like it.

Cheers!

Thursday, November 03, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

It's that time of year again--November to be specific. The time when Halloween is not yet even a fading memory that those who are so inclined break out their notebooks and computers and what have you and begin the ultimate adventure.

That adventure, of course, is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. This is where thousands of people decide to test their mettle and see if they can pump out 50,000 words of a novel in one month. This means, of course, hitting a daily limit if you want to finish by the 30th of November. This also means, that you will probably be surly, cranky, anxiety ridden and sleepless as you try to get those words down in addition to all the other things you have to do in life.

You know, like work.

Or having dinner with family.

Or seeing family, for that matter.

It's a tough grind. Some people finish way early. Some are working right up until the buzzer. I try to be the former but I'm usually the latter. That doesn't make it any less fun, watching as your words fall out of you onto the page and start to form a little word of your own.

Until you hit that one blank page. You know the one. It's always there, mocking you, saying that you will never be able to put a single word on him. That page is a son of a bitch, and you must make him pay. Make him eat your words, and make his friends do the same. Keep making them choke until your very last word is crammed right down their throats.

Then congratulations are in order, because you have just written a novel.

Now you just have to edit it.

Anyhow, that aside, I'm partaking again this year. Last year I came close but didn't win. I did manage to get a heck of a book out of it and I'm hoping the same will happen this time.

Good luck to everyone and I hope to see you in the winner's circle.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

End of September Status Update

With FNF Book 3 ready to be proofed, I've started work on Book 4, which is tentatively titled "Cheerleaders of the Blind Dead." I'm toying with the idea of working on it for Nanowrimo but I've got too many ideas for it I need to get out and I'm not sure they'll last until November. So I'll probably be writing it all through October instead. Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to work on in Nanowrimo. Maybe that sci-fi novel I keep thinking about.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Friday Night Frights Returns

The second novel in the Friday Night Frights saga is here! Fledgling vampire hunters David Gale and Arvid Johansen are taking a few days off to relax at a leadership camp they received an invitation to. They expected campfire stories and trust falls and a little vacation from the undead. Instead, it looks like one of the local legends has come to life when campers start disappearing. Add in a beautiful vampire with a grudge against them and it looks like this will be one sleepaway camp they might not walk away from. 

The Madman of Lake Mongawonga is my loving tribute to the slasher movies that I grew up watching with a few twists and turns thrown in to keep it fresh and fun.

You can find it in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.

Happy reading!