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NaNoWriMo Starts in 8 days. . .

It is just over a week before NaNoWriMo starts I am working on notes. . . I am working on memoir. . . I know I am rebelling because they prefer fictional pieces. However I know I am going on with a new chapter in my life, and I am using NaNoWriMo as therapy this year. A memoir is a collection of events or memories. . .

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I need closure on a lot of elements on my life. I am not sure if I will publish this piece or not, but if I find something interesting, I plan to post it. I also plan to do crafts and such, so I am will try my best to get 1667 to 2000 words a day.

I want to be read to move on by January 1st, 2016.

Just write


Anyone have Fantasy story that they wanted published?

Have a fantasy novelette (8,000 to 20,000 words) that would you like published?

Daniel Thomas Hall is putting a fantasy anthology together. He is seeking stories that in genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror (supernatural/suspense). Stories must be no less then 8,000 words, but no more than 20,000 words.

Anthology of Fantasy of Novelettes called Tales from the Inner Realms

This is for writer’s to simply get their names out there and to be published. He is using for paperback copies which will published through and barnes and There is possible talk of making this an e-book through kindle.

Questions please email with the subject line Anthology questions.

E-mail entries to  with the subject line Anthology Entry.

Entries must be singled space and saved as a .doc file. (Please have the piece edited ahead of time).

No one more than three entries per author (Not all three entries may be selected depending on the number of authors we get.)

All entries must be in by 11:59pm (EST) June 15th, 2015.

In your e-mail please include
1. Story title
2. Author Name
3. Rating:
(G, general audience, PG, Parental guidance (Foul language) or PG-13 (medium violence), Using the movie rating system because I cannot find one for books.)
4. Any extra writing note (optional) What inspired the story? An extra note about the plot or character etc. It’s something extra that you want the reader to know, no more than 300 words. (Stephen King does in Everything Eventual; he does this at the beginning of the stories) We will post any story notes at the end of our stories to save the the readers on spoilers.
5. Small Author Bio Location of the author, family or friends that helped or inspired, when did yo start writing, and why? (You don’t have to add all of this, but this time to talk about you and promote your other work.) Add links and blogs here. (No more that 750 words)

Writing Update Half way through NaNoWriMo 2012

It is just about half time with NaNoWriMo. I have been writing two projects and I am trying to 50 k in both. (100K words together)

My vampire novel book1 of a seven book series Crimson Shadow Collection: Melzela: This is about a group of 75 vampire or so all got started. This is the story of the first vampire Melzela and her search for love and all the life lessons along the way. Total word count so far: 25,714 words
My suspense/ thriller murder story Driving Lies: It about a twisted man way of getting revenge using car accidents as his weapon. If he can have his way; they’re all gonna pay! Total word count so far: 23,402 words

Both projects total 49,116 (I am 884 away from 50K, half way.)

I took a day off, so I didn’t make my brain smell like burnt bacon. I took a break to day and went out, had some Subway. We also got some early Christmas shopping done.

I can’t believe how easy these books have come to me. (*Knock on wood* that the second half of NaNoWriMo is as easy as the first half).
Please let me explain about these projects. . . The novel, Melzela, I have been working on since 2008-2009 and I have so many notes that it feels like it just flows out of my head. It has been on the back burner and been stewing that the story has been screaming to come onto screen. (My muses yell at me for not writing it sooner.)
The novel, Driving Lies, was originally a movie script that I worked on in high school. I started it last year in NaNoWriMo, I got 50k, but I stopped halfway to edit another book. The story itself just to seem to haunt my brain until I did something about. I just let the characters drive my writing and they have giving me a few twists, but they have done really well so far.

My goals for tomorrow is at least 2k each.
Driving Lies total after tomorrow: 27k
Melzela total after tomorrow: 25k