About Last Night…
A big thank you to everyone who came out the Bricktown Freaky Book Bang in OKC! We had a great time. I signed and sold a book, and I was able to meet and introduce some new people to my work. I call that a success. Also it was fun to be a supermodel for a day. lol
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This year, for the first time, I have decided to do the NaNoWriMo challenge. I’m still feeling my way around the site and trying to get the gist of this phenomenon, but I already have a couple of writing buddies. So yay! The challenge for me now is deciding which work in progress (WIP) to focus on for the challenge. Also I think I am supposed to set a word goal. I guess that will depend on which WIP I choose. Here are my choices:
God or Mammon
Originally, I was going to choose the second book in the Life Choices series,God or Mammon (Life Choices Book B). It’s a medical thriller. This one will be fun to write, and I am very excited about it.
The first draft of Patches is already finished. It is a supernatural thriller with angels and demons, and all kinds of wonderful spiritual warfare. It’s about an interracial couple that moves to a small town called Purblind. Christopher White is an architect and his wife, a black woman, is his lawyer. After doing a remodeling project in Purblind, AL, Christopher falls in love with the quiet little town, and purchases a house and some land there. Purblind only allows certain families to own land, so imagine their surprise when not only has an outsider purchased their land, but he also shows up with a mixed family. I still have a few beta readers who are reading it, and I recently got it back from my editor. So if I choose it, I will be mostly correcting and rewriting. Which can be fun as well, but I want to hear from more of my Beta Readers before I get started on this one. And some of them are still reading.
I started working on this novel a few years ago, and lately it has been calling me back to it. Here’s the blurb: Billions of digits randomly collated into systematic sequences of ten, doled out according to nation, state, and area have linked our society in an intricately woven tapestry of communication. For Jason Gord, one systematic sequence became a lethal obsession, and for Cardigan DuPree the same phone number started a life altering nightmare. It is a thriller suspense novel. I am seriously itching to work on this one again. So I think I will choose it for NaNoWriMo.
So I have started to do this new thing on twitter. You know how people live tweet their favorite shows and such? Well I thought it might be a fun thing to do with novels as well. So I started #LiveTweetANovel. Basically I am giving my reactions to what I am reading as I go along. Not for every page of course, but ever so often when I have a comment or thought about what I am reading. I am hoping this catches on, as I think it could be kind of fun. I am currently reading Miranda Warning by Heather Day Gilbert. Follow me on Twitter @Rozkai to find out what I am thinking about the novel so far.
2 thoughts on “OKC Event Debrief, NaNoWriMo Decisions, and Hashtag Adventures.”
Sounds like you had a super great time and got to speak to lots and lots of folks who were at NaNoWriMo. This tells me you touched people who will make a difference as your writing career blooms! Your name is out there and should be. You are one hardworking and talented author who is gaining respect in the field. I have read two of your books: The Wages or The Gift and Patches, and they both were super attention getting reads. The Wages or The Gift introduced me to you and your writing, but Patches really grabbed me. I didn’t want to put it down!! Keep up the great work! I want to read another of your books, and I want to see them on display at Barnes and Noble!!!!
Martha, thank you so much! I really appreciate your feedback and encouragement! You rock!