Late Updates

I think that I’ll have to change my update schedule for this blog. A daily update isn’t easy to maintain… not if I want every post to be a quality one. I’ll announce my new posting schedule very soon.

I have some updates to share, both about here and  my author Fan page on Facebook:

  •  I’ve added a tab for a newsletter. I haven’t yet made it work though. I may have to create one in my autoresponder instead. Also: I created a Page for it here, so I may use that instead.
  • I don’t yet know if it works, but I attempted to add a NaNoWriMo widget to the blog sidebar. I can use it as extra pressure to complete my novel.
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10 Years of NaNoWriMo

Yesterday (October 1st) I signed up for what will be my tenth – and possibly last – NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month.

National Novel Writing Month Web Badge My first 4 times I succeeded the challenge (2002 – 2006). From 2007 on I didn’t. Those first 2 were due to the deaths of loved ones demoralizing me. The other 3 were for other reasons; I won’t list them though, as I don’t want to make excuses.

Some would call me a masochist for attempting it again, but I wanted to end on an even number.

Whether I succeed or not, I’m not giving up on writing! I have many other projects to fill my time. You’ll hear about them here.

 

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Writing for Children – Maybe, Maybe Not

Currently I’m reading a book about starting to write for kids using stories in the Public Domain to launch your own works from.

One of the novels that I had great success with in NaNoWriMo was a young adult one. This was only a first draft and several revisions away from really being good, but I may have a modicum of success in that field.

That same method can be used for work for adults too. Snow White

Snow White

led to the classic animated tale from Disney, but it was also the template for two recent films: Snow White and the Huntsman and the Julia Roberts dud Mirror, Mirror

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English: Julia Roberts attending the premiere of Jesus Henry Christ at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

as well as one of the storylines on the TV show Once Upon a Time. Grimm’s’ Fairy Tales led to the TV show Grimm.

I could easily use such PD to create adult tales!

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