Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Exciting Announcements

First of all, the paperback of Life After the Undead is now available at Amazon. I don't know why the Kindle version isn't showing up, but I've emailed the publisher to remedy the situation. If any of you read it and want to leave a review, I'd greatly appreciate it.

I've also received the cover to a novella that's scheduled for release in December. The story is called The History of My Wishes, and it's a vampire story. I don't normally write vampire stories, but this wouldn't get out my head. I've posted the cover below, and I'll let you know when the story comes out.



I know a lot of authors who are gearing up to participate in National Novel Writing Month. I thought about it, but I don't have the time. I'm working on a story as is, but I can't add anymore pressure. Someone might die if I added more pressure. Maybe someday I will participate in the event, but, right now, I'm happy going at my own pace.

For those of you who are participating, how do you keep yourself motivated? How do you keep from tearing your hair out or climbing the bell tower?

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Nano - it's a whole new world for me. This is my first year participating. So far the motivation hasn't been a problem. This is an idea I've had rolling around in my head for a while and I want to get it on paper - that's my motivation. The problem for me is the actual writing. I have trouble forcing myself to write "X" number of words a day. I put too much pressure on my word count and feel as if I'm "forcing" the story out instead of letting it flow.

As for pulling my hair out...I'll let you know December first - ha ha


Michelle
Author of Concilium, available July 2012
Concilium: The Departure, November 2012

www.Michelle-Pickett.com
www.Conciliumbooks.com

Pembroke Sinclair said...

There's always revision. Even if the story feels forced, you can go back and rework it after it's on paper.

I look forward to hearing how your month goes!