It's been a while since I've posted one of these, things around the house keeping me busy. Not too busy to write, but too busy to do all the updates and follow throughs I'd like.
NaNoWriMo is coming up -- National Novel Writing Month (Nov. 1 - 30).
What exactly is NaNoWriMo? Well, I'll let them explain it:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
As I've posted before, I have a female barbarian fantasy novella all set to go, word count: 16,800+
The problem was picking which market to send it to first.
One was a pretty perfect match for the subject matter, another had put out a call for novellas set in this specific kind of locale (but my novella falls about 2,000 words short of their minimum acceptable length), while a third is a pretty prestigious market that pays well.
The problem is all three have tightly overlapping deadlines: The prestigious market tends to make their decisions quickly, so sending it to them first is an obvious choice.
But I was torn between the other two markets: The perfect match closes in December, the specific locale in January.
Should the prestigious market reject it, which of the two to pick next? Would the perfect match market either accept or reject it in time to get it in to the specific locale market?
Then I remembered NaNoWriMo and thought, "Why not send the original to the perfect match if the prestigious market passes, and write a brand new novella of at least 20,000 words for the specific locale market?"
So that's what I'm doing.
But that's not all that I'm doing.
I'm also prepping my next novel, Poor Banished Children Of Eve, for e-book publication in November.
This is the one I've described as "A World War Two Lord Of The Flies with Catholic school girls".
I've also got several short stories and poems I want to post here on the blog, as well as prepare for three more books I intend to publish in 2018.
I have some more surprises to be announced shortly, but we're still working on those. First things first, and those are NaNoWriMo and Poor Banished Children Of Eve.*
*By the way, if you haven't heard the word yet, my Kindle Worlds novel The Most Dangerous Man In The World: The Lost Classic G.I. Joe Episode is available at Amazon. Check it out & "Yo, Joe!"