I’m a couple days late with my usual week’s wrap-up post, but here we are! November is a notoriously busy month for writers, especially those embarking on NaNoWriMo. Maybe because of the authorial hubbub, I adore this pre-winter push. It launches my under-blankets, by-candlelight writing season. So … for news and clutter, keep reading!
♦ NaNoWriMo is underway. As of this afternoon, Elza and I met the five-digit milestone. We have 10,000+ words on Day 3 of this annual creative frenzy. If you haven’t heard about National Novel Writing Month before, do check out the wiki and their website. It’s lots of fun, and it’s not too late to join up!
The above widget is on my website’s sidebar, and if you check out my home page, you’ll see a breakdown of the month by calendar days. If the current day is blocked red, that means we haven’t updated our word count yet. If it’s yellow, that means we’ve been writing, but we haven’t hit our daily goal. And if it’s green, we’ve made the daily minimum (1,666 words). Thanks to everyone who’s been cheering us on!
♦ Some of you may have noticed a few updates and additions to my website. Feel free to snoop around. There are some hints and peeks scattered throughout, but just as many of the pages only ask for your patience. “Details coming soon….” Here are a few shortcuts to the highlights:
♦ The cover reveal for the Christmas short story “Angels in Harmony“
♦ A page for Tried and True, which begins November 11, when Rough and Tumble ends
♦ The addition of the cover for The Garden Gate, the fourth and final book in the Threshold Series
♦ There are only a handful of chapters left in Rough and Tumble, which means Ethan and Zeke will have to get along without us (at least for a little while). But storytelling will continue on its weekdaily basis. On November 11, we’ll embark on a new mini-epic. Tried and True delves into the back story of Taweel and Tamaes, two of the guardian angels from the Threshold Series.
Taweel by Lord Dubu
Story Summary: In the wake of his young charge’s death, Taweel’s faith dims. Bitterness, anger, and despair leave him vulnerable. The grieving Guardian’s need is great, but the one who notices is the least of all. Sometimes it’s the little things that remind us of what’s most important. Genres: Adventure, Friendship, Drama Rating: G, appropriate for all ages
So what’s cluttering up your desktop? Do tell!