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NaNoWriMo 2013

I didn't know if I was gonna be able to manage it this year, but I did it. I completed Nanowrimo for the second straight year. Last year it took until the last day to get the job done, but this year I won with two days to spare. Going into Nanwrimo, I thought I knew what story I was going to work on for the entire year, until the week before November. Then I decided that the story I thought I'd work on just wouldn't work and switched gears to a space opera I had written quite a few notes for over the past two years. So with a week before crunch time, I scrambled to gather up all my notes and create a skeleton outline. My month of November was full of events, including the end of duck season, a wedding and some other social events. I knew there would be days where I wouldn't write anything, so I had to take advantage of every opportunity. Luckily, the story came to me very easily and my fingers scorched the keyboard every time I sat down. Some nights I wrote 4500 w

A Reflection of Strange October for Free!

For the month of July only, you can pick up the ebook copy of A Reflection of Strange October  for free over at my Smashwords page. Click here or click on the cover of the book on the right sidebar to go to the site. Make sure to use the coupon code SW100 at checkout (of which Smashwords so graciously reminds you of at the product page). I'm working hard on having a few new stories ready for the 2013 holiday season. Wish me luck! That's all for now. Thanks! -D

New Year, New Goals

It has been forever since I wrote anything on this site.  This post will be a quick one, but hopefully informative. First of all, I have many irons in the fire.  Novels and short stories alike.  I participated in (and won!) NaNoWriMo for the first time this year.  The story I wrote for that is called Handbasket  and my goal is to have the first draft completed by the end of January.  Then it will be revision and editing time.  Hopefully that process will be finished by the end of February, then it will be time to push the story out to my beta readers and hopefully by the end of March I will have some good feedback.  Then, the next round of edits will be in full swing and hopefully the next draft will be pushed out to the beta readers again by the end of April. If everything comes back good, I'm looking at releasing the story in either May or June. Handbasket  is a post-apocalyptic novel following a colony of survivors in Marquette, Michigan as they struggle to survive and begin t