I can’t tell you how grateful I am at the turn-out for the 13 Days of Horror, for all the great writers who submitted (choosing proved more difficult than I expected), and for all the wonderful comments. I know many of you made the writers of the 13 Days of Horror feel accomplished and validated! That is awesome stuff and I thank you.
I didn’t really think this one through, but three writers have been selected (by three gremlins who drew name tags from a skeleton bucket) to receive a free copy of my book, Grave Echoes, and should I tell you some of their names, you’ll know who wasn’t chosen in the 13 Days of Horror – not cool! So I will leave it up to them to shout out about the news if they want to.
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Also, today is November 1st and that means NaNo!! I am not participating this year, yet again, for I’ve actually just finished the first draft to my second novel, Wicked Tempest…YES! It only took six months. I highly recommend you visit Eric W. Trant’s blog if you are participating: NaNo: It’s OKAY to fail!
I’m actually not a fan of NaNo because I think it produces “less quality” material. The first draft of any write should have solid plot structure and character development, and I don’t think most people (yes, some of you are amazing) can do that in 50,000 words and one month, unless equipped with a heavy duty outline of the novel already. However, there are good things about NaNo too—which you’ll read in Eric’s post—so I won’t be all humbug about it, and I do wish you the best of luck if you are participating – go kick some A$$ and prove me wrong!
Thank you again horror writers and blog friends for all your support in the 13 Days of Horror!