While Many Writers are Prepping for #NaNoWriMo…

zombi-1Just like every year, I’m seeing authors prepping for #NaNoWriMo. I admire them, I really do, but I don’t have it in me. For one thing, I don’t write fast enough to do it. There are only so many hours in the day and I have other work, a family, temporary houseguests, a third novel in edits, and more. I do like deadlines though. They keep this writer motivated and on a schedule (sort of). That aspect of NaNoWriMo is particularly appealing along with the concept of 50,000 words written in a month, but I shudder to think what a walking zombie I would be, how hungry my kids would be, how my husband and my dogs wouldn’t know me…

Also, November will be a busy month for me. I’m very excited my third novel in the Cancini series is in my editor’s hands and I know I will spend a good portion of the month revising and tweaking based on her notes. I also expect to see the cover design soon. I’ve also got two additional fiction projects started (a fourth Cancini mystery and another with a new protagonist). My freelance work has also brought me a long-term project for a local Richmond organization that I’m really enjoying.

saleI am also thrilled to announce that for the month of November, STAY OF EXECUTION will be featured as an Amazon Kindle Monthly Deal at $.99 (November 1 – December 5). That is some awesome promotion from my publisher (thank you Witness Impulse)! I’ve also been scheduling some book clubs  and the sale is a perfect start to the holiday season! While I may not be a candidate for NaNoWriMo, I am extremely grateful for all that’s going on.

To all who do take on the challenge, Congratulations! Here’s to a great November!

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