Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Novel That Isn’t a Joke

     Sometimes I just sit back and stare at my beautiful titles…I don’t even need to write a blog post about this; all I need to do is to put a title and a few sentences. But then again, I’d leave everyone in suspense…the suspense that scares readers away rather than drawing them into madness encouraging them to read my little blog. So I shall keep the suspense for my newest novel.

     I do realize that tomorrow is April 1st, known by most as April Fools’ Day. (I have a delightful story about pranks, but I shan’t go off topic yet again on this post. Ehehehe…I can’t keep the suspense away even if I try.) But to many writers like myself, it marks the beginning of madness of something called Camp NaNoWriMo.

     Wait…you have heard about regular NaNoWriMo, haven’t you?


     *puts on sunglasses* *epic music plays in the background* I’m here to talk to you about the NaNoWriMo initiative.

     *takes off sunglasses* *digs out coffee and a Keep Calm and Carry On poster*

     NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. I’m sure many of you have heard about it. In essence, an increasingly large group of writers take the challenge of writing 50,000 words—a full-length novel—in the month of November. I would question their sanity if I were not one of them. As if that wasn’t exhausting enough, there’s another NaNo in April: Camp NaNoWriMo.

     In other words, I doubt I’ll have any hair left by the end of the month.

     For those of you who read my previous blog post, no, this story I am now attempting is not Master Williams’ story. I expect Anastasia to show up any time now…expect Britishness and a startling amount of tea and cats. Also, an adorable kid sidekick.

     And for those of you doing Camp NaNo, I can only offer this sage advice:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Character Takeover: Jason Williams

Hi! I see you’ve stumbled across my author’s blog. Were you expecting another philosophical outlook on life and the universe? Pfft. There are far more interesting things to do. Eating pizza, for example. You don’t happen to have any, do you?

Well, anyway, I suppose I should properly introduce myself. I know for a fact that some of you have heard of my fabulousness, but since my story isn’t properly written yet, most of you haven’t.

I see a lot of head-scratching among the audience…you do realize who I am, don’t you?

…I assumed Elizabeth had explained. I’ll have to have a little talk with her later. Basically, she’s decided that every so often (probably once a week), one of her characters will hack into make a guest appearance on her blog. This first week is my turn.

So, introduction. Madame Liz hasn’t figured out a lot of what’s going to happen in my story yet. I’m pretty sure it’s sci-fi, and I think I get to read people’s minds. (I’m looking at you, Emily-the-sociopath.) I certainly hope I don’t get killed off, since she’s so fond of doing that to people. Did I ever give you my name? It’s Jason Williams. I would say don’t forget it, but since it’s virtually impossible to forget someone like me, I won’t. But don’t forget it.

Well, Madame L—Elizabeth says that I’ve used up my time. Hopefully I’ll see you all again soon! Bring me pizza next time, though.

Friday, March 20, 2015

On Spring

*dusts off my poor, neglected little blog* Funny how I wanted a blog for so long, but once I have one, I forget all about it...

*glances at calendar* Ah, yes. Spring is here at long last. Though, here in Tennessee, it is wet and cold. The environment is trying to kill us, though the blooming flowers are pretty. And with spring comes many concerts...