Saturday, November 24, 2012

Latest Revision to NaNoWriMo Novel Available

My latest upload for my NaNoWriMo novel is now available on Smashwords. Read a longer excerpt now or buy the book and get every iteration from this point until the final story.

Also, I've once again changed the title. It is now Futan Vice: The Trouble On Drabble.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

NaNoWriMo Update

Just a note to let you know I have updated the eBook of the work in progress for the NaNoWriMo challenge. Even if you don't buy it, you can now read a larger sampling.

One note. Last week, the book had a tentative title of Patterns. This week the tentative title has changed. It is now Matt Cotter is The Man From Earth in The Problem On Another Planet.

You can check it out here:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'm doing NaNoWriMo

This year, I decided to participate in the NaNoWriMo Challenge.

The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Of course, after the month is out, it may be longer than that length. But the goal is to reach 50,000 words before the month is finished.

The story I'm writing is tentatively entitled Patterns and I'm writing it under the Desmond Shepherd pen name.

As a bonus, Smashwords helps with promoting NaNoWriMo. So, I've uploaded the draft for purchase now. During November, I will donate 50% of all sales of the book to Each Saturday, I will update the eBook with the latest additions. Remember, this is a first draft, so there might be typos and other things that will get changed or fixed by the time the book is in it's final form. But if you buy it now, you will be able to access every iteration of the eBook from the point that you buy it forward.

Now, back to writing this thing...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Miscorrection Factoids Contest

Today is the day!

Despite efforts by Hurricane Sandy (I still don't have power at my home Power's back on!) to stop the release of Miscorrection: Times, the eBook is now available. Currently, you can get it on Amazon, Barnes & NobleSmashwords, and KoboBooks. ( iBooks and other places soon, along with the print edition).

If you've been reading my blog for the past week, you have seen the Miscorrection Factoids I've posted. If not, this is a great time for you to go back and check them out. "Why?" you ask. Because the first five people who answer the below seven questions correctly will receive a free copy of the eBook.

To submit your answers, use the form at the bottom of this post. If you win, I'll send an email back to you with your coupon code to get Miscorrection: Times for free on Smashwords.

Ready? Let's go!

  1. In Miscorrection: Preludes, the absent teacher's name is Mr. Mangler. "Mangler" translates to what word in English?

  2. What series of books influenced some elements of the Miscorrection: Times story?

  3. What kept me from starting the writing of Miscorrection: Times?

  4. How many names does each character have?

  5. During which hurricane was Sundown (Miscorrection), the last story in Miscorrection: Preludes, published?

  6. How long did it take me to write, edit, and publish Miscorrection: Dimensions?

  7. What food played a role in Panacea (Miscorrection), the fourth story in Miscorrection: Preludes, that I never fulfilled?

Got all the answers? Fill them out below and hit submit. The first five responses with all of the correct answers will receive a coupon code to get Miscorrection: Times for free!

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