Posts Tagged With NaNoWriMo

Includes posts about the main National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) event in November, and about Camp NaNoWriMo


S4, E96: NaNo 2016 and Aisuru NetGalley Results

So how did NaNo turn out? Did I manage to make it to 50,000?? And what about Aisuru’s NetGalley run? Both covered in today’s episode! News & Notes: Finally got the newsletter out Still behind on Anma’s Manga Minute Deviations new cover still in progress, so it’s still Amazon only Dragon! NaNo 2016 – Final Results Managed to keep up the pace and though it was down to the wire, I did indeed cross the 50,000 word mark! I wrote some 68% of my NaNo words this year in just the last 11 days of November, with half of those […]


S4, E93: NaNo 2016, Special 2

As promised, my second NaNo episode. I have words, not many, and I’m way behind, but I do have words. News & Notes: Aisuru is now “wide”, and available via Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, and others, if you go to books2read.com/aisuru you can find which stores currently have and pick your favorite; I updated it regularly and more stores are coming Deviations is not yet wide due to issues with the ePub and decided to just wait until the new cover is done so I don’t have to change it all again Gave up on iTunes direct because […]


S4, E90: Camp NaNo Ending and Final Promo

Camp Nano ended in abject failure and I contemplate the future of the Maid Maleen project before discussing my hastily done promo for Aisuru. While the sales were pitiful, the ROI was great, though still a disappointment. Which leads into my last topic: where things stand with Girl in the Forest and the struggles of being fiscally responsible while also trying to produce great products and a great reader experience.


S4, E89: Camp NaNo 2016, Special 2

Finally got some words written and the story is going so much better!  I also talk about the false idea that being an indie authors means you don’t have to deal with rejection again. News & Notes: Poll results so far – last day to vote! Voting closes on as soon as it flips over to July 18th (CST) Contemplation on Indies and the idea that being self-published means “no (more) rejections” Word Count: 4,402 (need 3,707 a day to finish…yeah…)


S3, E79: NaNo 2015, Special #4

Belated update on my NaNo progress for the last ten days, writing my first shirt story, and I share the second chapter of Girl in the Forest News & Notes: NaNo Update – 16,933 words added plus… Wrote my first short story! Another 5,125 words Girl in the Forest snippet (Day 1, Present) Current Word Count: 42,271; story now in Day 6, evening in the present; +5,125 for Knives and the Girl


Never Say Never: My First Short

I’ve always said that I “don’t write short fiction” at all.  That I’m too wordy and verbose and that my stories just tend to be long.  Heck, Aisuru is just over 100,000 words, Deviations is currently clocking in at 90,000 or so.  Girl in the Forest may run a little short, but I suspect once revised it will still end up being around 50-60,000 words. But then, yesterday morning I woke up from a vivid dream with this story scene in my head.  Usually when I get those it’s just a snippet and goes away before I even finish my morning […]


S3, E77: NaNo 2015, Special #2

Discussing my progress after the first week of NaNo, my concerns about Girl in the Forest’s content and length, and a quick summary of Aisuru’s 99 cent promotion results. Note: This episode does have some non-specific discussion on child abuse as this is a central subject of GitF. News & Notes: NaNo Progress and Feeling Novel structure Progress Concerns Aisuru’s Promotion Results Sales rank peaked at 6,155; got to #13 in magical realism! 97 copies sold in the US; 4 sold in UK; earned less than $55 1,237 KNEP So far, 2 days since the end, no more sales, but […]