Once again it’s been much too long since I’ve posted here. But, no more! Its almost November…meaning its almost Nano time and I will try to post something everyday through the month. I am mentoring some new participants this year, and that will be very fun. I have 3 mentorees so far, I can probably take 1-2 more if they come along. I have been working hard on getting all my tips and advice in order for them. That is almost out of the way and on to novel prep we go. I am planning to do character profiles tonight, and basic plot points tomorrow. I thought of writing the sequel to last year’s Nano novel, but decided against it when I got an idea that I just couldn’t pass up.
I won’t reveal too much of the plot. But basically it is about a despondent woman who finds herself in the sights of a completely maniacal stalker. It should be very fun, I am excited to get started. And in true Nano fashion, from the second I settled on an idea I’ve been coming up with 10-15 new ones daily. I am writing them all down to examine later.
I am busy on the front of trying to get published as well, so my work on Helium has suffered greatly. I am working on a query letter for a publisher that I plan on sending next week. I also am putting my novel up on a site run by Harper Collins. You can post your work, and other members read it and rank it. The top 5 ranked submissions every month get sent to the Harper Collins editing desk for an opinion. Its a pretty huge opportunity if anyone ever gets picked from that pool for publication. I am working on getting “Schooling of a Monster” on the site, and I will post the link when I do. Until then, I should get back to the desk job. ~Stef