30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 3

I’m still going strong!! I added 3,721 words and brought my total up to just over 12,000 words!!

I just completed Chapter 3 of the novel, The Inbetween, and it’s coming along nicely. I am checking and double checking formatting to make sure every chapter, every line, matches. I am hoping for a better result the first time than I had with Crimson Knight.

I am writing between 8am and 9 am Central U.S. Time for now. When I start work, I’ll have to shift to late afternoon because of my day shift at work. I’m sure I can keep up the momentum, for the most part.

Right now, I’m doing some light beefing up and editing work on the chapters. As I go on, I may be adding more and changing more. It depends on how the story moves me. I am not even sure of the ending yet. lol

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 1

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writer’s Month is an event held every November and goes on the entire month. The goal is to help writers reach the goal of their choice in one month‘s time. The default goal is a 50,000 word novel. Writers can choose to begin a new novel or work on the novel they’ve already begun. Writers can also choose to write a book of poetry, a group of short stories, or whatever else they want. There’s no real limit to what can be written as long as it’s completed by the end of November.

This year, I was going to use this event to help me finish Vice’s part of the story in Golden Knave, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I’m finishing up the final draft for The Inbetween. I plan to have it published in December.

This is Day One of the event, and I’ve already written 4,026 words!! 🙂 I’m confident I’ll surpass the site goal of 50,000 words and hit my personal goal of 60,000 before the end of the month. If I hit it in time, I may reach for 75,000 words. We’ll see how it goes.

WRITERS!!! I encourage you to join this event!! It’s free, and there are tons of resources to help you reach your goal, even for newbies. Writing buddies are the best for support and encouragement, and this year, we’re using Discord to help with virtual write-ins and get-togethers!! Join me on NaNoWriMo!!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Great News for Crimson Knight!

Crimson Knight was successfully rereleased by Kindle Direct Publishing earlier in the week.  Several days before that, I was successful at getting the ebook version finally edited and formatted properly so it could be published as well.  It’s now live on Amazon.com along with the print version.

Over the last few days, I’ve begun work on producing the audio book version of Crimson Knight as many of my friends listen to audio books and requested one of my book.  I don’t speak as well as I once did now that I have dentures and a fake palette covering most of the roof of my mouth so doing the narrative myself is out of the question.  I posted the job on Audible, Amazon’s audio book production arm, and I actually sent a proposal to a narrator after listening to some of the narrators’ audition recordings the same day I posted the job.

She turned me down.  I began to worry about finding someone much less figuring out how to pay them.  I wondered if I should even pursue this avenue.  I let it go a day and then, early yesterday morning, I got a message from Audible saying someone had sent me an audition recording.  I listened to it, and I was amazed by the man’s talent.  I read his profile, and it said he’d just completed his 50th book on Audible!  I began to think he was out of my league!

Since he’d sent a message with his audition recording wanting to know more about the book, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to talk to him a bit.  We exchanged messages, and he was very understanding of this being my first attempt at creating an audio book and working with Audible.  Long story short, I listened to two more audition recordings from two other narrators, and I decided to go with the first guy.

We have a contract now and are moving forward with the project.  I will get the first 15 minutes of the story in about a week and after going over that with the narrator, I won’t get anything again until the initial recording is complete.  My projected release date is 10 May, 2019 – the day before my birthday.

I am learning a lot from this process, and I’m feeling a bit more confident with it.  I’m going to be editing cover art for the audio book next.

Below is the link to the print and ebook versions of Crimson Knight.  If you do decide to grab a copy, please leave a review!  I don’t care if it’s bad or good, I welcome all feedback!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!