My favorite holiday of the year is just about over and it doesn’t seem like I took nearly enough advantage of it. Cybils has eaten up most of my spare time and our weather has been so weird – very cold at night and near 80 degrees during the day. The leaves don’t even know what to make of it so half of them up and died over night and the other half are like “wait, aren’t we supposed to be changing color now?” Weird.
I’ve gotten through something like 45 books for Cybils so far, 8 of which I didn’t finish, 5 of which I intend to go back and finish when it’s all over.
Tomorrow begins NaNoWriMo, my second favorite time of the year, and I’m head over heels for it. While I am not officially participating (not starting anything new and not pushing myself like whoa because Cybils comes first) I have already marked my calendar for several write-ins in my home town. (Have you signed up yet? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR)
Tomorrow also kicks off my November NaNoWriMo posts. Like last year, the posts are short, inspirational, and if you don’t have time to comment, don’t worry about it. These posts are for you, not for me, so enjoy them and write your heart out. We’ll touch base again in December.
I do have an Insecure Writer’s Support Group post scheduled for Wednesday though.
Feel free to email me during the month of November if you’d like to chat, and while I might be somewhat missing from the blogosphere, I will do my best to keep making the rounds and paying special attention to the NaNoers listed on the linky below.
With no further ado, here are some links I wanted to leave you with last week, a link to the MonsterFest 2011 participants which you should totally go check out, and viola! Let the spookiness begin!
Get Your Hands On This!!!!
My secret sister Margo Lerwill has released another short story called KEEP and I’m just crazy about the cover. It totally gives me shivers.
Summary: It awakens. It cannot remember what it is. It cannot recall how long it has slept. Yet it knows a trespasser has breached the defenses of this frozen keep, the most ancient structure known to a land held prisoner by winter, buried in ever-snow. The creature and its impish minions are ready for the hero, be he a warrior prince, a fabled mage, or a priest determined to cleanse the evil of the keep from this beleaguered land. The true question is whether the guardian is prepared to defend itself from someone who is less than he appears.
Keep is available at:
Barnes & Noble
My very favorite TL Conway is hosting a blogparty called Write What You NaNo starring some of my other very favorite bloggers. These posts are all about NaNoWriMo. You can read my post on November 3rd.
Oct 24: TL Conway – Here
Oct 25: Alicia Summers – Here
Oct 26: Adrianne Russell - Here
Oct 27: Sarah Ahiers - Here
Oct 28: Claudie A. - Here
Oct 31: TL Conway
Nov 1: Margo Berendsen
Nov 2: Steph Sinkhorn
Nov 3: Sommer Leigh
Nov 4: Alex J. Cavanaugh*
- Take Back Halloween! A costume guide for women with imagination.
- Nova Ren Suma, AMAZING AUTHOR OF AMAZING BOOK IMAGINARY GIRLS, has a fantastic series of posts called “What Scares You?” and lots of awesome people participated. Check it out!
- One of the best Halloween dinnerscapes I’ve ever seen. From the imagination of The Happy Heathen.
Things Worth Knowing
Get the whole list here. Did you have a favorite? A monster you didn’t know existed? Thank you EVERYONE who participated. I’m still getting through all the posts myself, but I will get through them all, I promise. Next year I plan to do this again but with a little more coordination and UMPH on my part.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Sign up on the linky so that I (and others) can come cheer you on throughout the month!