Another radio interview

So I just got a message on FaceBook inviting me to a radio interview with Elisa O'Keefe-Smith tomorrow, December 1st, at http://www.wdkkradio.com/programming/the-melbadelphia-show/ around 8:30pm. Totally amazing. I hope many people can listen in.


The Day After I Won NaNo 2011

So after spending the last 27 days writing at a sprint pace, I miss my character Danny R.O.S.S. It a kind of mourning really, but no one warned me. Images of the story dance around my head, but nothing new (at least not yet) to write down. So I suppose I better move on quickly to the story I was editing/updating before NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) began. I miss those characters too and their story isn't finished (at least not yet).


I conquered the Crazies (Winner of NaNoWriMo)

So I started writing my newest novel on November 3rd (2 days late) and just finished today, November 27th (3 days early) with a whopping 51,163 word count. Amazing and Unbelievable! I'm excited and surprised. With a full month, I never thought I had a chance. Now, I have a story about a Navy SEAL that I thoroughly enjoyed writing, though some parts were tough to get on paper. Can't wait to publish this novel someday.


Pausing to Give Thanks for writing and meeting with Circle of Ten.

On a day when most Americans eat turkey and remember things for which they are grateful, I will also be writing. Yesterday, I came within a few hundred words of catching up with the word schedule for NaNoWriMo. Although finding time during the busy holiday weekend will be tricky, I am grateful to God for giving me the ability to write a story in a month.

I am also grateful to Him and Cheryl for giving me the opportunity to meet the girls of Circle of Ten this past Tuesday evening. Their enthusiasm for the written word brightened my day (in spite of the heavy rainfall). I totally enjoyed reading them parts of my novel A Beautiful Girl and answering their many wonderfully detailed questions. I can't wait to meet with them again to discuss the story after they've read it.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Yeah...I'm crazy

I really wouldn't be attempting this if I didn't love writing stories I make up in my head. I wouldn't be spending whatever spare time I could squeeze out of my already packed schedule to forge ahead toward a 50K word book. Even though I've only written 27K when it should have been 33K as of 11/20/11, I keep writing because the story has grown on me. I'm writing about a Navy SEAL, and with all the talk about members of our military returning home for the holidays, my character has become more than just a name in my story. He is filled with the strength and struggle that embody the men and women who defend our country. So, yes, I am crazy enough to keep on writing. I don't want to let him down now.


Can't believe I'm still writing

Well, it's November 8th and I'm still interested in this story and the main characters I created on November 1st. Wrote over 4,500 since Sunday. Continually closing the gap, but still behind schedule. I'm hoping I can catch up before my busy weekend.


Still writing for NanoWriMo

Wrote over 4,000 words the past couple days even with an otherwise packed weekend. I'm still running a behind schedule, but I'm slowly closing the gap. Hopefully, I can catch up by next weekend. Time will tell. Now, it's time for bed.


And the crazyness continues...

So, last night after my last post, after I corrected schoolbooks, after dinner, after a long day at work, I typed over 1,500 words for my newest story. Even after I shut down the computer, my brain didn't stop flashing scenes to the story. Now, that I'm refreshed on this, the 5th day of my nano adventure, I prepare for the battle with word count. Here I go...again.


I must be crazy

So, on October 29th, I attended what I thought to be an open mic night at The Treehouse coffee shop. Instead, I found myself in the middle of a meeting to usher in NanoWriMo, National Novel Writers Month. At first I thought "No way can I write a 50,000 word novel in one month" (from November 1st through November 30th), especially with my already hectic schedule. However, here I am four days after the starting date attempting a crazy, adventurous feat. Thousands of writers all over the globe are in the process of writing novels this month. Most of them spent the last year planning, plotting, and researching for this momentous occasion. I decided to join the frenzy and thought up a story on November 1st, sketched out a plot on November 2nd, and started writing on November 3rd. I would need to write 1,667 words per day to make the goal. As of November 3rd, all I have is 924 words. Well, here goes something. Stay tuned.