Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nanowrimo is over...

I didn't quite make it, but I have 30,000 words to work with once I finish editing my first novel. :)

Congratulations to everyone that participated and especially to those that made it.

I for one am really proud of the work we did over at the Nanomonkeys podcast. It started as a suggestion I made over at the HHM website (first to do a support group there, and then to combine forces with the ISBW website). Chris Miller, K.J. Johnson, and Mur ran with it and prodcue something pretty special. 34 podcasts in 30 days. You can't beat that with a stick.

As for the novel edit, I'm getting there, slowly but surely. I've got around 95 pages left, plus I've got a map that's around 60% complete.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Lulu Authors Unite!

Stacey Cochran, author of Amber Page: And the Legend of the Coral Stone has done a wonderful job of marketing. He is one of the few Lulu authors I know that has gotten his P.O.D. novel in bookstores, has had book signings, etc. The podcast version of his novel can be found at

Stacey has taken it upon himself to organize 'meet-ups' with other Lulu authors in North Carolina. I wasn't able to make the last meeting, but he did created a video that he has posted on Lulu about this event.

Great work Stacey! I can't wait to get this book uploaded to Lulu so I can join you at a future book signing!


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mid-month status

Just throwing out (or up) all the stuff I've been working on (in no particular oder):

1. Novel final edits: what I had hoped to have done by November 1st is still taking place. I'm around 60% done. If the family ever mends, I'll plow through the rest and upload to Lulu.
2. Map for novel: Starting to shape up. I've got a few more mountains to do, and then rivers, forests, cities, and roads.
3. The Nanomonkeys Podcast - I've done most of what I need to do for this. I've got a mid-month update sound file to edit and send to Chris Miller today. I had wanted to do interviews with the nano participants I interviewed at the beginning of the month, but it ain't gonna happen.
4. NaNoWriMo - behind in my word count, but happy with what I've done so far. While the novel is a murder mystery set in a fantasy world, this is a ghost story set in that same world.
5. Podcast short story - I have a short story that will be podcast soon on a popular podcast. I have a guest voice that will appear on the story that is going to make this even better! I can't wait to get it done and share what this is all about... soon.
6. Tag in the Seam - I did a promo for Leann Mabry with the Tag in the Seam podcast. I'll point a link to it once it starts getting played.
7. My T-minus podcasts - As soon as I'm done with #1, I'll be doing three or four "T-Minus" podcasts leading up to the start of the Murder at Avedon Hill podcast novel. More on this soon.

Once the crud leaves our family alone, I'll be very happy. BELIEVE me.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just discovered Technorati

Technorati Profile

I have no idea all the stuff you can do with Technorati, but it sounds like illuminati so I like it.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

NaNoWriMo - The Fallout :)

Doing my best at Nanowrimo...

At around 6000 words, I'm getting hit on all sides by other priorities. Liza is still recovering from the nasty crud that has had her under the weather for almost a month now. I'm still editing the novel. I just finished editing all of my content for the Nanomonkeys podcast. I've got a cool story that will be podcasted through another website (announcement later) and that means more recording.

But it is all worth it. And I'm going to have time to do some sprints this week (20 minute segment writing as many words as possible). During my one and only sprint thus far, I wrote 1100 words. Some of them made no sense, but hey, what can you do. :)