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?