NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Days and a Cover

I’m now two days into writing my NaNoWriMo novel, The Signateur, and I’m over 5,000 words already. (That’s one day ahead for anyone counting.) Better yet, I’m learning more about my characters and my story as I write them. It’s always so...

Why I’m Writing a Novel

It occurred to me that I’ve written a lot about what I’m writing but very little about why I’m writing. So, on the eve of National Novel Writing Month, let me share why I’m attempting to write a novel this November. Very few people know that...

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 3 Days Out: Planning and Tools

There’s just three days until the craziness of NaNoWriMO begins and The Signateur comes to life. I’ve got my plot. I’ve got my caffeine supply. I think I’m ready—which means I’m probably not. Ready or not, I already feel that this year is...

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Weeks Out

It’s fall. The trees are changing color. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s novel writing season. I’ve written about my novel attempts for the last few Novembers (2011, 2012, 2013), so I’m going to skip the full National Novel Writing Month...

A Cover for My NaNoWriMo Novel

This is going to be brief, but allow me to set the scene… The world is in chaos and those with power are making absolute decisions. Dissent and revolution are in the air. You’re approaching the Post Office and notice the brick building has been...