Showing posts from October, 2012

NaNoWriMo Tips

It's that time of the year again.  The time when authors enter National November Writing Month, challenging themselves to write a 50k word novel in 1 month! Is it possible?  Of course!  Are you going to go crazy doing so?  Likely.  Yet, it's a fun challenge and I have a few tips to help you out. 
Increase your food budget for the month Most authors already know that they are not going to cook dinner.  No... It's just not going to happen. You need more time to write, so plan ahead because you and your family will be ordering take-out a lot!  
Now the serious tips...  Setting Goals! Most nano writers set their goal at 1,666 words a day.  That gives them 50k words for the month.  The problem with that is that you are not counting on those days when you just don't feel like writing.  There is also the fact that you'll likely be much more motivated... and less tired, during the first part of the month.  And you are less likely to run into writing obstables during the beg…

The Next Best Thing!

It's time for a blog hop!  This one includes a Q&A that reveals a couple of things about my upcoming book, Sins of the Fallen, which will be available on December 11, 2012.  After the Q&A you'll find the link for other authors blogs where you can read about their current release or upcoming book.  These are all authors who I personally selected for this blog hop.  :) 
Before answering the Q&A about Sins of the Fallen, I wanted to thank paranormal romance author Tish Thawer for inviting me to this blog hop.

What is the working title of your book? Sins of the Fallen
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Sins of the Fallen is the third Academy of the Fallen novel.  The idea for the series was inspired by a character from Imprinted Souls who is a vampire/fallen angel hybrid.  I got more and more curious about the part of her that was fallen angel.  I also wanted to create a new world, something that was my own, and that is how the idea for the Academy got started.

What …

Monster Fest, Halloween Sale, and more!

I know that Halloween is not technically a holiday, but I still consider it one.  Not just that... Halloween is my second favorite 'holiday'.  Needless to say, I was looking forward to October and this month is turning out to be even better than I expected!

The month started out with my first visit to Busch Garden's Howl-O-Scream.  It was all fine and fun while daylight was out.  I even made a few jokes by calling a werewolf Jacob.  Then it started to get dark outside and the clowns were out.  I'm good with werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, but clowns... I don't think so.  Clowns aside, it was a great night.  I absolutely loved that they were playing The Lost Boys soundtrack.  I also had my first (well... first and second), vampire martinis at the Open Casket.  It was truly a fang-tastic evening. v--v

The following week I met not just one, but two YA authors, including Devyn Dawson, who wrote The Light Tamer (among other titles), and Natalie Star, author of Th…