Monday, November 13, 2017

Where I'll Be This Week & NaNoWriMo Check-In

I've got a busy week this week - three appearances and (hopefully) will be finishing a draft of HEROINE. So yes, I'm busy! But, as always, I'm happy to be so.

TODAY! November 13 @ 7PM I'll be at Lakewood Public Library to discuss writing and the processof publication to help celebrate NaNoWriMo.

On Thursday, November 16 @7PM I will be at Geauga County Public Library (Geauga West Branch) to talk about my journey from aspiring to published writer, as well as give a little overview of all my books. You do need to register for this event so call the number below or follow this link to do so!

If you're located in Central Ohio and are looking to get a jump on the Christmas shopping I will be signing and selling at both of these events, as well as at the Cardington Holiday Bazaar on November 18, 9-3.

I just got back from the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Conference in Phoenix, where I got to meet Daniel Jose Older and Alexandra Bracken. We had a great panel and I got to sign in both the Harper Collins and Follett booths, which was a good time. Although once again I ended having to explain that I might be funny and charming, but my books are not funny. Or charming.

Really my entire persona is misleading.

So how did I do on Nano while traveling and putting together these week's podcast episode? Not bad at all. I've written 19k words already this month, putting me slightly ahead of schedule and also pushing HEROINE into the home stretch. Nano helped me finish GIVEN TO THE EARTH last year, and it's going to top off HEROINE for me this year - thank you, Nano!

If you're doing the Nano thing and want to take about a 40 minute break to hear from another author and how they have managed their career, listen to the newest Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast episode, featuring author Tori Rigby.

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