National Novel Writing Month

First of all, I want to congratulate Jose Caceres for being chosen the random winner in response to my last post Could it really be a typo?. He has won a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, courtesy of Grammarly.

Thank you to those who participated. To answer the question, I would say it was definitely a typo, but as Ann Everett (a very humorous author from Texas) commented, it was also an eye-catcher. The library may have displayed it that way on purpose–I’d like to think so.

Onward to what’s happening in my middle-aged author life:

On Monday (11/4), I was a guest on the Kim Power Stilson Talkworthy Radio Show (SiriusXM Channel 143). I shared information about New Hampshire and my books. If you didn’t get a chance to hear it live, the broadcast is now available online. Be sure to check it out by clicking the link below.

http://www.byuradio.org/episode/90b9218b649144818525155581f42b3c/new-hampshire

I was so nervous about that radio show! Talk about my books? Sure, easy stuff. Talk about New Hampshire? Well, yes, I’ve lived here all my life, but I just didn’t know if I could do it well. I listened to it myself today and, okay, I worried for nothing. It was a great experience, Kim is a wonderful host, and, as many of you are aware, I like to talk!

My next author event will take place tomorrow evening at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH. I was at Gibson’s last year and discussed my first novel in Polyester Pajamas. This year, I’ll be in their new, much larger location and will share some interesting info about the recently released sequel in Woolen Bikinis. If you live nearby, please come. Their new bookstore is beautiful and I feel honored to be one of their featured authors. You can find out the details of the event here: http://gibsonsbookstore.com/event/in-woolen-bikinis

Besides working a full-time day job and traveling throughout the New England countryside with my husband on weekends, I am also participating in NaNoWriMo and GrammoWriMo. (Read my recent post NaNoWriMo (with a twist) to find out more.) Hopefully, these two endeavors will help re-establish some good daily writing habits. Really, it’s very easy to procrastinate and I usually do so by playing games online with my Facebook friends. (You may be one of them.)

I’m sure there will be several more events and projects happening this month and I’ll keep you posted along the way. Now, I think I’ll play a game of Angry Birds (15 minutes of procrastination) and then add a few more pages to my next book-in-progress. I’m as anxious as you are to see what Jean and Rosie get involved in next!

Happy National Novel Writing Month!

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