Sunday, October 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010


NaNo is going to be hard. I will only be able to write half the needed words on the weekends, and the 26th will be without any words because of my daughter's birthday. I found a great tool for deciding how many words I need to write the next day. It's by David Gale, and it's a calendar that re-calculates every time you enter how many words you plan to write or how many you wrote. Simple to use and great to see how hard I need to work. Check it out.

I'm looking forward to NaNo. I might even post more regularly. Weir as it may sound, doing non-NaNo-things improves my ability to keep up with my wordcount.

Good luck to all participants,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Interview again


my interview is up for anyone interested. Also, as I already knew, I didn't win the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's 2010 Colorado Gold Contest but I got a beautiful certificate for being a finalist. I might actually scan it in and put it on my website these days.

I sent out "Thicker Than Water" again, heavily revised and under the new (and less common) title "Urchin King". This time I approached two possible publishers right away. Since they will take up to 5 months to decide if they are interested, I decided to put querying it on hold till after NaNo.

BTW, I will take part in NaNoWriMo again this year (I participated and won twice). I finished planning a time-travel story for readers of 8 up and I'm, eager to get going. But first, I need to finish polishing the translation of my free online story, update my homepage and do a couple of other things that are urgent (like going to the doctor with one of my daughters).

I'll keep you posted on my progress, once NaNo begins.
Have fun,