Friday, October 31, 2014

It's that time again . . . Nanowrimo 2014


It's officially November which means it is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (Well it is here in South Korea, you might have to wait a few hours if you live on the other side of the world).

I have written about this for the past two years. It's a time for you to challenge yourself to write that novel that you have been thinking about forever. All over the world people are committing themselves to the challenge of writing 50,000 words.

There are huge online communities in different areas that are set up to make the solitary life of writing a bit more social. They have write-ins at local cafes, word games both online and in meetup groups and many other activities aimed at socializing but also getting your word count up. 

If you have never heard of it before I would suggest you check out their website. It has all the information you need. You can find out if there is a writers group near you (there probably is) and get started.

If you have already signed up then I wish you the best of luck. I am doing Nanowrimo for the third time but last year I did not try very hard. I have not completed the goal yet of 50,000 words so maybe this will be my year.

“Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.”


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Morganville: The Series (Coming Soon on October 27th)

I wanted to share the new trailer for the Morganville Web Series that will be coming out soon. I just watched it and it looks really good. Very true to the books. I think that by going the Kickstarter and webseries route, Rachel Caine, the author was able to keep more of a hand in what was happening. Usually when these books get sold to movie producers they change things and very often screw up the casting just to get someone who has a name that will sell.

I really enjoy Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series of books. I think it was a great fresh idea with good characters and plot lines. I have not finished the series yet but will do in the future. In the meantime I will be checking out the series as soon as it becomes available.

You can also go to the website http://www.morganvilletheseries.com/ to find out more about the series.




A while ago I reviewed the first book in the series, you can check it out here