Hey, all. I know I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, things have been pretty difficult lately. I’ve been trying to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, which is something I look forward to every year. It’s an international event that takes place in the entire month of November (which is why it’s called National Novel Writing Month), where writers are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s definitely a challenge, but totally possible.
This year, however, I will not be reaching my goal of 50,000 words due to a few things going on. That said, I will still be logging my wordcount—so I’m still participating in a way. If you’re interested in writing a novel, NaNoWriMo is definitely a great opportunity to get started. The online community there is very supportive, and you get wonderful resources and tips to help you with your writing journey. On your typical year, there are write-ins, where you go to a library or café to work on your novel with your fellow writers, which is a great way to make connections and friends who have the same passion for writing as you do. Click here to learn more about NaNoWriMo (hope to see you next year).
Even better, if you have a child who is interested in writing, sign them up for the Young Writers Program through NaNo. It has many of the same resources for kids, and is definitely a great way to challenge them to work on their story-making. They’ll find some good friends as well, and a support group of kids their age to help them grow in their craft. Click here for more information on the Young Writers Program.
Currently, the first two books of the Edania Chronicles series are out. Click here for Bugged Out! and here for Escape from Hotel Barbaas (and don’t forget to leave a review once you read them). I will be working on editing book #3 come December, and I will be planning to release in March. I will keep you updated in case I release sooner. The third book in the series is called Welcome to Wacky Water World. See the blurb below:
It’s new. It’s yummy. It’s wacky. It’s…dangerous. Wacky Water has just hit the shelves, and it’s all the rage on the islands. Even better, a waterpark has opened at the Wacky Water bottling factory. On opening day, everyone at Force-Pointe High is there.
At the same time, a mysterious illness is going around school. Symptoms range from low energy and fatigue to hypothermia, and it seems that the more Wacky Water someone drinks, the more severe the illness. Nobody seems to be making the connection between the water and the sickness. Nobody, that is, except for Abby and her friends. And when James has a vision of the next Ark, it appears to be surrounded by water.
Abby can’t shake the feeling that the president of Wacky Water is hiding something. The woman looks like a typical high-powered executive, but there’s something in her eyes that Abby doesn’t like. Something cold. Something evil.
The team is tasked to investigate the Wacky Water World park, but are instructed not to make a scene…what’s the worst that can happen?
Onto other business: the Indie Wordsmiths newsletter is set to release next Wednesday, November 25th. If you haven’t already, I would sign up. You’ll get all the latest news from each of the Wordsmiths, as well as occasional promotions and freebies. Click here to sign up.
Well, that’s about it for me this week. Until next time, happy reading!