NaNoWriMo is going well for a change. I've written 12,000 words already. The secret, I think, is having lots of writing buddies, some of whom are fans of your work. There's still going to be a gap in my writing time around Thanksgiving, and there's no way to avoid that (seriously, why November?) but in spite of it I think I'm going to succeed.
As always, this means carrying a notebook and pencil around whenever I'm away from my computer (in the greenroom during a play, for instance) which makes me look even less sociable than usual. I've noticed that I'm a lot more sparing with words when I have to write them by hand.
The surprising thing is that I've also found time to do a little more work on Altered Seasons. And that the publisher who asked me to write it hasn't given up hope after all this time.
While you're all waiting for me to finish some of these books, here's an announcement from Debbie Manber Kupfer, author of P.A.W.S., which I swear I'll get around to writing a review of when I have the time. (Hint: It's good.)
It's here - the brand new cover for Argentum!
Created by the always awesome Rachel Bostwick.
And there's more - I'll be rereleasing Argentum on December 1st and you can preorder today.
Argentum is the threat that binds all magic …
The silver of Miri’s cat charm passed on through the generations.
The silver of Jessamyn’s scepter, the source of her illusions.
The silver of Quentin’s scrying bowl, forged by Merlin.
All intertwine in Argentum.
With Alistair gone a measure of peace returns to P.A.W.S., but Miri is tormented by nightmares. The silver charm that had recently hung around Alistair’s neck is now in Miri’s possession and seems to have taken on a life of its own. And then it mysteriously disappears.
Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair, but can he be trusted?
And what of Jenna? The young girl rescued from Alistair’s pack house holds a terrible secret. One that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.
Coming soon - a brand new paperback. Stay tuned for details.