October Cometh - AW Blog Chain, NaNoWriMo, and more.

Well, the year's really rolling by, now. A decidedly dark and drizzly Friday morning here in NJ, but I'm in my PJs and working from home, feeling smug.

A few things happening in the next few months, writing-wise. Firstly, here on the blog, starting next week, I'm taking part again in the Absolute Write October 2012 Blog Chain. For those who don't know, Absolute Write is an online forum and community for writers, and every month a group gets together to do a 'tag team' story based upon a theme. Essentially, we take it in turns to publish 1000 word stories all from the same prompt. I did it back in April on the theme of - ahem - Dead Bunnies, and I'm doing it again now.

This month's theme, what with it being October, and Halloween a-coming up, is Otherworldly, and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Also coming up - so much sooner than you'd think - is National Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo, which bills itself as "thirty days and night of literary abandon!", is essentially a group project to support and encourage writers to get off their asses and get books written  The aim is 50,000 words from start to finish in 30 days. It's not easy, but it is doable, and it's surprising fun, when you've got such a great resource and support. EREN saw a lot of its work get done during NaNoWriMo 2010, so it holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps it will give me the push I need on BOOK TWO.

Which brings me to BOOK TWO! 10,000 words down, and more to come, and I'm feeling pretty good about it. Agent Molly has seen the synopsis and given it the green light, so now it's just a question of ... well, of writing it. I intend to. More on that as it develops.

Happy Friday, one and all!

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