Sunday, October 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010

Hi,

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,
Cat

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Interview again

Hi,

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,
Cat