Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Current Projects - An update

I have decided to enter The Adventures of Miss Maybelle in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition for 2010. I think it's the best thing I've written to date. I've finished a first draft and made two editing passes. Now Maybelle is cooling her heels in my writing folder for a while before the final revisions and polishing. In the meantime I will face the dreaded task of writing "The Pitch". That may take me longer than writing the novel itself! How do you boil down a whole novel into 300 words-or-less? Talk about developing writing skills!

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. In November, I'll be taking a break from blogging, editing and everything else in my life, except for my day job and the occasional snack or nap, to try to write a novel in a month. I did it last year on my first try. (Actually I've accomplished that feat several times over the past few years when I got seriously inspired, but only once during the official month of November.) This year I'm venturing into a new genre for me: I'm taking a crack at Fantasy. I can't wait to get started! Nothing is more fun than the adventure of starting a new story. It's even more exciting to start a story that is unlike anything I've tried before.

In the meantime, I'm working on final polishing for potentially self-publishing a love story/mystery called Baiting and Fishing. Accounting for time off for NaNoWriMo and ABNA, This one might be ready for sharing sometime early next year.

Stay tuned!



  1. The Amazon contest is fantastic. Last year I won NaNoWriMo too. I wish you the best of luck this year (for both of your big endeavors)!

  2. Thanks for the good wishes.

    There are days when I wonder if I've lost my mind, but even if I have, I'm having too much fun to care.