Monday, November 30, 2009

Writing Update

Well, I didn't win NaNo this year, but it did give me a jumpstart to my new novel, Desert Nomad, which is slowly progressing (Chapter 7, 15,000 words).

It's my fourth full length novel to date. My first novel, The Voices of Ire, was published as an ebook by a company that went under, so it's been put on the back burner for some time. Last week I got an email from the owner of Wyvern Publications asking if I had anything to submit to their new adult fantasy book line called, "Dark Spire." I thought The Voices of Ire would be perfect! It even rhymes: Spire and Ire! So I'm currently waiting on the edge of my seat to see what they think. If they like it, it will be an actual print book available at Barnes and Noble online and Amazon. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

As for my short stories, I'm still working on Song of the Bard for this anthology. Anyone that wants to submit a story with me is welcome. It's really neat to make it into the same anthology together, which has happened to me and my critique buddies twice now.

My Christmas shopping is 90 percent done because I did most of it online! And no more stressful flute concerts until the Nutcracker in late December. Now I have the time to focus on my writing. *sigh*

Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving?

6 comments:

Angie said...

Good luck with the novel! And 15,000 words is still pretty impressive.

Aubrie said...

Thank you, Angie! You're always there to boost my spirits.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on the Christmas shopping! I need to start doing that. *laughs*

15,000 words is still good for a novel in a month. If I had all to do that you do, I wouldn't have finished my NaNo novel either.

*crosses fingers* I hope the Voices of Ire gets into Wyvern's new line of publishing. I never did get a chance to read it, and I'd love to buy it eventually.

I know how it is to get back to normal writing. I'm looking forward to writing some more short stories.

Bethany Mattingly said...

You're so lucky!! having your Christmas shopping nearly finished already!! I've hardly started mine. My Thanksgiving was nice but I wish it could have lasted longer...back at school now with finals week approaching. :( Hope things go well with the new anthology! :)

Aubrie said...

Bethany and Cherie,

Good luck with your Christmas shopping!

Sandy Hyatt-James said...

Sorry about the rejection, Aubrie. It's never nice getting them. But be philosophical about it: one door shuts and ....well you know the rest!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year
Sandy Hyatt-James