Thursday, October 28, 2010

A couple quick announcements

Hey, I have just a couple quick announcements to make today:

First up, tonight (Thursday, October, 28th) I will be in the Knight Agency Chatroom starting at 9pm EST chatting live with readers. I have no idea what I'll talk about for an hour if you guys don't show up and ask questions, so please log in and join in the discussion. I would love to chat with you guys. Also, I'll be giving away 3 signed copies of GRAVE WITCH and there will be several other paranormal books by other writers represented by my agency up for grabs, so please drop by. You can find out how to log in and all the other important details HERE.

Second item on the agenda is that my Halloween book signing is this Saturday, October 30th from 1-3pm at the Books-A-Million in Sandhills. (164 Forum Dr. Columbia, SC 29229) I'll have candy and swag, so if you are in or around the Columbia area and couldn't make it to the release party at the beginning of the month, I hope you'll try to make the signing on Saturday. I'd love to see you.

And last on the list, I wanted to talk a bit about NaNoWriMo. If you're not familiar with that weird little word, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, which is a challenge held every November to encourage people to write 50k words in 30 days. I'd planned on doing a complete post on NaNo, but this week hasn't gone as planned, so I'll condense here and expand tomorrow or over the weekend.
Last year I sponsored a mini writing community here on the blog with a chance to win prizes for those who participated and acknowledgment in TWICE DEAD of those who met the 50k word goal. For those of you who are writers or who are aspiring writers, I'd love to host the community once again. Participating is easy: I'll post daily blogs throughout November (or as near daily as I can manage)  and participants leave comments with their daily and total wordcount in the comments (no need to check in every day, but try to update everyone on your wordcount a couple  times a week.) Also feel free talk about any struggles, snags, or triumphs in the comments and to offer other participants suggestions, encouragements, and congratulations. If the timing works out (and I think it will) everyone who crosses the 50k word finish line will be in the acknowledgments of THIRD BLOOD. I will also put together a prize packet to give away to at least one random participant. (I'll let you know what it is once I decide. It will probably be one of my favorite craft or editing books.) How does that sound? Do you have a novel in you waiting to get out? Now is as good a time as any!

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you'll drop by the live chat tonight.

P.S. one last thing: I just saw the cover for GRAVE DANCE. You guys are going to love it. More news as soon as I have permission to share.


Jessica said...

Sounds like fun! I would love to participate in this on the side. NaNoWirMo sounds a little too intimidating to me as an aspiring writer.

Although I don't know how I could participate since I'm editing my current-what-I-hope-to-be-first-novel. And I actually have maybe...6 others that are tentatively done, the story's there, I just need to do some heavy duty editing and fining and tuning and adding and ripping them apart. I'm in that process now with the first one!

So that's what I have to work on, so I don't know how that would work with participating in this one. Still would love to do it though. Making myself work on it anyway! :)

teresa bowen said...

Such an interesting blog! I'm planning to join this event because I want to experience new things. I know it's hard for me at first but I'm pretty sure that later on, I can be a good member.

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