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Four Copies, One Left

I have been so floored and encouraged by book sales this week! I ordered four copies from Createspace to distribute myself. I’ve often had people ask if I have a copy on hand they can purchase, and I hate having to say “no but you can order it online!” So I finally got a few copies myself, not too many just in case, but it’s seems I’ll need to be ordering more! It’s been two days and there is only one unclaimed copy left! Wowza!

Thank you for all of the support everyone!

As for an update on NaNoWriMo, I’m going strong, totaling at 17.5k currently, with a couple more hours of writing to go today. I’m also on the tail-end of Act I and about to launch into a whole new arena for Tales of Ailenor *series title?* – Thedrigan! Finally venturing out of Eviryia and across the Deep Dell! I’m so excited to explore this new location, even though I know my characters are quite distraught at needing to be there. Oh, the secrets!

NaNo 2015: The Outline

Some of you may know that I am a Super-Outliner. I don’t ‘pants’ anything when it comes to writing. I fill up every inch of our white board several times.

Each time I outline, I do it a little different, being guided by revelations I’ve had about plotting. I love a story that builds well and develops characters in an interesting way, something I worked on a lot in THE VARKEN. For THE BLESSED, my outlining developed even further, but I started the process the same way I always do.

Three Act Structure. I love it.

With THE BLESSED I had a vague idea of where things started and where things ended. The beginning of Act I and the end of Act III. Because of how the conflict is sparked, I knew where Act I would end, but that left Act II and III largely ambiguous.

So I put on my thinking cap. “How am I going to get to that big finish? What makes sense?”Read More »