Thursday, October 30, 2008

Procrastination Part Deux

I finally picked up a book. Night Secrets.

On another front, 70 Days of Sweat Writing Challenge starts the fourth round starting Nov 10 and ending Jan 26, 2009 with a 60K - 100K word count. I saw it on Alison Kent's blog last year but didn't participate. I haven't decided yet, but why not? I've written 75K during NaNo with 50K in about two weeks. I think I can do it. I'll decide right before Nov 10.

Does it count that I've been outlining several action sequences by asking questions on the NaNo forums? The answer is a resounding hell yeah! I posted Close Protection / Bodyguard Tactic and Weapons for realism. The scenarios I wrote are bare bones of what I had in mind.

Off to read and procrastinate more before going to work.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Last night while surfing the NaNo forums I found a link that determine your typing speed. TypeRacer is an addictive game where you race against others typing a short selection.

Today I picked up a stack of pre-ordered books. I don't know which one to start on but I need to get at least one finished before NaNo starts.

  1. Night Secrets by Cherry Adair

  2. Destiny Kills by Kerri Arthur

  3. Ultimate Weapon by Shannon McKenna

  4. Darkest Touch by Jaci Burton

  5. All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

  6. Fallen Angel by Margaret and Lizz Weis

  7. Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas

  8. Silver Bells anthology by Fern Michaels, JoAnn Ross, Mary Burton and Judy Duarte

Man, it's tough because #1-6, #2 being a start of a new series, are from authors I've been waiting for a while.

On the NaNo front, still organizing said scenarios.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month starts on Nov. 1. This is a month devoted to writing a 50,000 word first draft of a novel.

I've got a little time to hash out a few things for my Nano. So far it's tentatively called Sub Rosa: Collateral Damage. I'm trying to write this so it bridges the big gap between Sub Rosa: Ghosts of the Past and Sub Rosa: Allies and Renegades. I think I've finally found a way to wrap up these stories.

I still have to flesh out a few things and hopefully get an outline together.