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Looking Towards 2013

As we celebrate Christmas and look towards a new year in publishing, we can’t help but consider how far we’ve come. 2012 has been a positive year for the growth of our company. We salute the hard work of our authors, editors and designers. The manuscript of my newest book for young adults and teens, “The Illuminiers” was completed during NaNoWriMo and is undergoing editing and preparation for release in January. This is always a painstaking process, yet so far, it has gone through some “test marketing” with great success!  My daughter...
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NaNoWriMo 2012 Winner!

At around 8:45 p.m. Eastern Time November 30, 2012, I validated my word count and became a National Novel Writing Month winner. At 51513 validated words, I admit I am feeling very accomplished – and just enough inspired still to post this to the blog. I admit I had some doubts that I could churn out a novel in one month, because last year was a flop. This year, I thought, maybe, just maybe I can do it.The beginning was easy, I felt INSPIRED! The middle found me losing my train of thought. This point was difficult because I kept on feeling that the novel was becoming...
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National Novel Writing Month

I am participating in Nanowrimo. I failed to do this last year, but this year, maybe, just maybe I can do this. Wish me luck! ~ P Update: Okay, I am in the home stretch and it looks like this novel is going to be in its rough draft stage by the completion of this month. I have under 10K words to go to reach the goal of 50K. I do have a feeling that by the end of December, it will be around 100k. I have the plot ironed out, most of the logistics and 3 chapters to go. Although I admit, I have even grander aspirations so I need at least another 30k. This thing may be epic,...