Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Thursday's Guest Blogger

Mark W. Danielson is my guest tomorrow. Author of Writer's Block, the first in the new Maxx Watts mystery series, as well as several other mystery/thrillers, tells us how perseverance played a part in his path to publication.


Halloween Hop




Here's a cool blog hop for Halloween weekend. Check out Halloween Hop at Suspense Author Jeremy Bates and sign up to meet a few new bloggers and maybe pick up a few new followers. I mean, really, wouldn't you rather do this than tromp around town in a silly costume collecting chocolate?


Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

This week I signed up for a two-night Jumpstart Your NaNoWriMo! workshop at our main library. Since it's my first time doing this 50,000 word project in 30 days, I figured a little extra advice and advance preparation wouldn't hurt.


What I'm Reading (and Watching on TV)

I went directly from Kitty Sewell's Ice Trap to her 2010 release, Bloodprint. This is psychological suspense at its best. I'm determined to make more reading time for myself, so I've dumped a few shows off my "To Be Watched" list. My new favorite, The X Factor, stays. So much amazing talent, and I love it that they opened up the age groups so a few over-30 performers are getting a chance to compete.

11 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for the "heads up" about the Hallowe'en Hop! It sounds like fun. But -erm- does that mean I have to give up chocolate ;-)?

Looking forward to "meeting" Mark Danielson tomorrow, and I so admire your decision to do NaNoWriMo. I wish you well with it!

Eve.E said...

hello there,
Hope you are well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Yours is great :)
Eve.x

Pat Hatt said...

Good luck with NaNo. My best so far was 84,000 words in 24 days.

Jan Morrison said...

Oh boy! You're doing the Nano - I'll be by to cheer you on but aren't touching it again. I still have my last mare's nest to clear up! It is a great exercise though...

Patricia Stoltey said...

Margot, we'll never give up chocolate. :)

Thanks for stopping by, Eve. That's what makes these blog hops so great--meeting lots of new bloggers.

Pat, I'm impressed. I also met a young lady at the Jumpstart class last night who did 102,000 words during NaNo last year. That sets the bar pretty high.

Jan, even though I'm trying to get a good start on a new novel, my biggest goal is to discipline myself to get rid of distractions and write more. I'm well-known for my procrastination skills.

Dean K Miller said...

I'm also getting more reading time lately. Enjoying three pieces from a 6th grader. I remember what it felt like to write back then...not much different than it does now!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Dean, I'm very impressed if you can remember that far back...by the time you get to be my age, you'll be lucky if you remember what day it is. :)

GigglesandGuns said...

Can I hop and still get chocolate? Pretty please.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Absolutely, G&G, but you don't have to wear a costume and yell "Trick or Treat" for the hop. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A little prep work for NaNo will help!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I hope so, Alex. This is my first year so I'm not sure how I'll do.