It wasn’t all that long ago that I breathed a sigh of relief, glad to be done with all the writing I had planned for the ‘Year of the Zombie’. I mean, I still have this blog to finish…but that’s pretty well ahead of schedule, and feels easy after the list of tasks I set for myself to build a small library of books in one year that all began with the words ‘Zombie Zero’. I had three months to plan next year, and lay out a schedule; anything I wrote on top of that was total bonus content for me.
Then I heard about #NaNoWriMo. Continue reading “Why I Love To Write Bonus Post – #NaNoWriMo”
Last weekend Dawn and I went to Los Angeles to exhibit at the L.A. Times Festival of Books. It’s the largest book festival in the country; after over two decades, it has outgrown its original venue, and has turned into quite an enormous sprawl of booths. It was pretty epic, and very exciting, to see how many folks came out to flood the USC campus where it was held. It rained on Saturday, the second rainfall the festival has ever had, and it was no brief sprinkle. Many exhibitors scrambled to rearrange their booths to keep their things from getting wet, and we were no exception. Luckily, no damage was done…and we learned a little about making our booth more inviting as well. Thanks, rain.
As a result of the festival, Mister ‘I write a thousand words every day’ (that’s me) missed some days. Four, to be exact. That’s a day to drive there, two full days at the festival, and a day to drive home. And here’s the thing: it was all about my books! It was hard to feel bad posting on Twitter with #TodayIAmNotAWriter when each post came at the end of a long day of promoting the books I have already written. You know? Continue reading “#TodayIAmAWriter – How about #TodayIAmAnAuthor instead?”