Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Did it

Finished my novel for November write a novel mouth.  It came it at 54,011 words. without too much effort I would be able to make it 55,500 words. But I'll need at least another 26,000 at the 54 count. That might be more difficult. I got a bunch to add. Go back to add more sensory descriptions, explain a few things better, needed conversations, two maybe more scenes, more danger at the end but that probably won't quite equal 26,000.

We shall see...soon I hope but got some catching up to do with my other two novels I want done by Christmas, both of which will be late.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Face Off"

"Face Off" is the second story in a series by Mark Del Franco. The  Laura Blackstone series.

I don't want to put in too many spoilers but if you read the first one you know she has a developing romance going on. In this book it develops more but I'm almost at the end and I suspect something is going to happen to that relationship. It's going too good.  There has been a couple of hints where the problems could come up. 

Novel in November

I stated I was do NaNoWriMo , it's almost the end of Nov and I have around 47,000 words of the 50,000 we are suppose to do. The novel won't be finished when I reach 50 however. Of course since 50,000 is way too short for publishing except for perhaps the new epublishing, I will have to go back and add a bunch anyway. But the novel has to have a real ending to count, I believe, so I will finish it.

I did this a few years ago and ended up with around 54 thousand then went back and added 20 thousand some words. Still a bit on the story side. And if I ever finish going back over it yet again I will probably be adding a few thousand, with adding show and and more descriptions. It might be up there this time.

Freelancer guide

For anyone who wants to be a pro in the writing business.

This is Dean Wesley Smith's blog but he describes it and has all the relevant links.


I, at least, usually don't think of it as freelancing but I guess it is.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New post

Hey I got one follower.  Thank you, I appreciate that.

So I've been behind on my posts mostly because I be doing NaNoWRIMo which is why this post is going to be a long one, if I don't get interrupted.
For those who don't know about it more Nano at

But its 50,000 words novel in 30 days--the month of November.

And Dean at deanweslysmith.com has had some interesting posts but it's heating up for him, which is really too bad. He hasn't said things that are half as bad as his detractors think they are.  But you step on people's toes and they react sometimes in not nice ways. My Pastor, Bill Chaney, well all the pastors I have had, have learned this but in their cases many of those people whose toes they step on would rather be "healed" then get angry. Sounds like not so much in Dean's case. That is really too bad as I have stated at the top. Anyway, he took down some posts that were good because of way too much hate E-mails. I hope that trend does not continue-both trends.

And I went to my local Barnes and Noble today, I have plenty of books to read but couldn't resist the 25% off coupon though. Found a new Garrett book. Hurrah. Should have that series by Glen Cook, on my favorite list. Found a Kris Longknife, by Mike Shepherd book too. Not so much on my top favorite list but a good read never the less. I do recommend it if you like space opera.

Rats, looks like No Casting Crowns or Mercy Me in the Valley this year. CC has only one concert in Calif, for the first nine months of '11. UGH.

There was more but I forget some stuff so there will be another post soon, as I recall what else I planned to say.

Oh,  looks like the story I planned to send to WotF is dead so I have to send another, probably "Sun Mining" Or "Fate At The Sun Mine" hmmm, maybe that last would be a better title. Anyway, some people think I need to redo some of it so it doesn't sound like hard SF...I don't know. I might try it anyway. It is a good, solid SF idea.


Oh yes as of right now I have appox. 28,000 words on NaNo.