Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NaNoWriMo - My First Time!

Wahoo - I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year - it's my first time.  I'm feeling pretty good so far and ahead on the average daily count - but not by much!

I'm excited, since it's a new WIP.  I did decide to do the  fairy tale fantasy, mostly because this is the one I started back in March and posted HERE about, and thanks to Ms. Heather for the nudge on it too.

This is the one where ideas just came flooding in - I only wrote 2-3 pages, enough to get the voice down and actually, that voice came to me before for another possible story, but when I got this fairy tale idea, I realized the voice was meant for it instead.  Of course, I'm not counting the words I'd already written back in March for my NaNaNoWriMo word count. I don't want to cheat!  I do hope I can maintain the course and get 50,000 words though!   :)

Who else is doing NaNoWriMo?  If so, how are you doing?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

What I learned on Twitter This Week!

I'm trying to bring back my postings on what I learned on Twitter.  So here after a very long absence are some things I've learned there recently.

Harper Voyage will be accepting submissions!  So go check this out if you write Sci-Fi and /or Fantasy

Mandy Hubbard is calling for MSs with POC - If you have an MC that is POC and you haven't submitted to her, she's specifically looking for these.  I think she 'may' also give feedback, not totally sure on that.  :)

A new imprint is opening.  For some reason, I thought they'd been open for awhile, but I might be confusing them with someone else.

NaNoWriMo is coming up and will be here before you know it!  I'm going to try it out this year - I've never done it before.  I've got two new stories outlined, a fairytale sort of fantasy (not a retelling) and a contemporary NA story - I don't know which one to pick so I'll be thinking on that.  Anyway, here's a webinar coming up if you're interested in attending to get ready for this!

That's it!  Hope you find something interesting!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Body Institute - Book Release!

I'm super excited to help host Carol and her book, THE BODY INSTITUTE, for her release today!  Congratulations Carol!  I'm hoping the  copy I pre-ordered arrives today!

The Body Institute
Release Date: 09/01/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

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About the Author
I'm a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I'm an SCBWI member. 

You'll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading--mostly young adult novels--as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. 

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