NaNoWriMo and other updates

First, greetings to those of you reading this via my Amazon author page or on Goodreads. Yes, I’ve finally gotten lazy and just started mirroring this journal elsewhere. (My Goodreads blog only had 4 entries total, so I didn’t bother to delete them — so if you scroll back through and see a couple entries back-to-back on there that look nearly the same, that’s why.)

I’m now going to be releasing my direct-to-readers stories/collections through Amazon’s Kindle store as well as on Smashwords, so if you’ve been waiting for “Real Dragons Don’t Wear Sweaters” to show up in the Kindle store, well, now’s your chance. πŸ™‚

Second, after a lot of thought, I’ve decided I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I’d wanted to and planned to, but after taking a hard look at everything, it’s just not a good idea right now for a lot of reasons. I’m having to take on more hours at work than I expected, for one thing. For another, I have a lot of projects in progress right now (one of which is the still-incomplete novel draft I wrote for Camp NaNoWriMo back in August), and I’d much rather finish a couple of those works-in-progress than haul off and start writing the first draft of a great big new project. And finally, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m just not as excited about the idea I was going to use for NaNo anyway. I still think it could be a good book, and I still want to scribble down a first draft of it sometime, but next month just doesn’t feel like the right time. The idea of getting back to work on The Second Life of Bartholomew T. Lion, and getting that to a point where I can start getting feedback on it, is exciting to me, and when it comes down to it, I’d rather focus my energy there and/or on my next planned release for Smashwords/Amazon.

And in other news, I now have personalized sticky notes with my website address on them. Both my inner child and my inner marketing director are quite pleased. πŸ˜€


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