I’m Gonna Do It! (But What?)

Yep, this is the year I take the plunge and try my hand at NaNoWriMo – properly, this time.

Mary Pickford-Hartsook
Two years ago, you may recall, I did what I called a PseudoNaNoWriMo. (Side note: It turns out you can sign up on the NaNoWriMo website and do all sorts of variations on the theme quite legitimately: just mark yourself down as a Rebel.)

Let us be honest: rewriting a pre-existing draft is much easier than beginning from scratch. On the other hand, with any luck there won’t be any major earthquakes, dramatic storms, surgeries or illness this time round. I hope.

As soon as I decided I was going to give it a go this year, I realized three things.
One: I need at least a month to prepare, not being a successful pantser (there goes October).
Two: I need to finish the first draft of The Wound of Words first (there goes everything before October).
Three: I don’t know which project to pick.Continue & Comment

Exciting News

As you may well have guessed from the Monday post, a website is in the works! I considered beginning this post with the words “I am delighted to announce,” but that didn’t seem quite fair, given that there isn’t yet a website to point you to.

Well, actually, there is, but it is under lock and key, because it isn’t finished yet.

But what can you look forward to seeing once it is finished?

There’ll be all the good stuff from this site, of course: the blog (including the archives), information about me and the WIPs; license information; a search function…

But wait… there’s more. (Or will be, anyway.)

There’ll be information about Restoration Day as Release Day draws closer; there’ll be a place to sign up for updates should you wish; there’ll be a contact form for anything you might like to say without announcing it to the whole world. There’ll be a WIP-widget, and more.

stage-1015653_640What else? Well, since you are the ones who will likely visit it most, what would you like to see there? Alas, the limitations of modern technology prevent me offering you tea and cake, but do please make any other suggestions that come to mind.

Also feel free to make anti-suggestions. Music that plays automatically? Never! Menus that no one can find? Down with them! Zany colour schemes that give you a migraine? Under no circumstances!

The blog will be going into hibernation for a week or so while I get everything moved across and set up at the other end, and then it will be my delight to invite you all round for a good nosy.

In the meantime, the suggestion box is open!