1. Don't miss my Halloween giveaway of a creepy anthology! All you have to do to enter is tell me what you or someone you know wore for Halloween.
2. I'm off to present at the Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland, WA this weekend. If you're from the Seattle area and interested in learning how to fast draft fiction, I hope you'll stop by for my workshop.
3. It's November 1st, and I'm sure most of you know what that means...the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. My plan is to write a 50,000-word novel this month. I never like to talk too much about my first drafts until they're done, but I can tell you that this is another YA contemporary story, but quite different than anything I've written before. Also, at least at this point, it is told from a dual point of view. I've accomplished my word count for today, so I'm feeling pretty good so far.
I can't seem to find the word count widgets on the NaNo website yet, so I'll just tell you...I'm at around 1800 words so far. Not great words, but they're done. And they can only get better. Right?
4. What am I reading? Not much these days. I've been doing a bit of beta reading, but mostly just swamped with NaNo prep and tying up revisions on other books and getting ready to promote Fast Fiction. Speaking of Fast Fiction, I had a marketing and publicity call with New World Library, and was really pleased with the attention they are giving my book. I'm getting excited to see it out in the world!
Hope you all have a great weekend, and hope to see some of you in Kirkland!