Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Potpourri

Thursday's Guest

Bob Sanchez will be here tomorrow with a post about finding the time to write. I don't think we ever hear enough about that ranks right up there with posts about procrastination. I hope you'll join us here tomorrow and see what Bob has to say.

Today's the Last Day to Enter the Incite Denver Contest

For you Coloradoans (or anyone else who knows they'll be in Denver on February 29th), here's the most unique writer's contest ever, and the prize is a chance to get noticed by an agent.

Incite Denver is sponsored by Chiseled in Rock blog. All the details are on a special dedicated Incite Denver page.

A Few Writerly Colorado Friends to Follow on Twitter and/or Facebook

These writers are from Northern Colorado and have recent or upcoming book releases:

Amanda Adams, author of the memoir Heart Warriors. She has a book page on Facebook

Bailey Cates, author of Brownies and Broomsticks. Bailey (aka Cricket McRae) is on Facebook .

Kenneth W. Harmon, author of Ghost Under Foot: The Spirit of Mary Bell. Ken has a book page on Facebook and has recently joined in the Twitter fun.

Tom Piccirilli, author of The Last Kind Words. Tom is on Facebook and Twitter.

Patricia Walker, author of the memoir Dance of the Electric Hummingbird. She is on Twitter and has a book page on Facebook.

Launching "60 Days to Finish the NaNoWriMo Novel"

Beginning today and ending no later than March 31st, I plan to finish the first draft of the suspense novel begun in November for NaNoWriMo. I'm over 51,000 words into the book, so giving myself two months should be more than enough time.

And I must finish before starting the A to Z April Blog Challenge.

Other Stuff

I'm reading Mad Mouse by Chris Grabenstein. One of the things I'm enjoying about this mystery series is that it's known as the John Ceepak series, but the stories are told from the point of view of another character. It's a different way of doing things, and that may be exactly what makes Chris such an interesting writer.

The weather is too warm. My brain has come down with spring fever. Thank goodness we should have a couple of days of cold and snow this week to get my seasonal clock back in sync with the calendar.

I want to go to a movie really bad, and it seems like all the good ones have hit the theaters at the same time. I think One for the Money will win out though.

I'm out of things to say...for now.


Cozy in Texas said...

Good luck with finishing NaNo - good idea to set aside time to finish it.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I'm looking forward to Bob's ideas for making writing time. It's not easy! And thanks for those links. It's always nice to connect with other writers I think. I wish you well editing your novel!

Kenneth W Harmon said...

Thanks for mentioning my book. Your support is always appreciated. I hope you feel better soon!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Best of luck with finishing the manuscript!

Anonymous said...

Lots of interesting links. I intend to follow some of them. And 51,000 words. Wow. I'm cheering you on!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm going to be a very busy bee for a while. I plan to pitch one of my manuscripts at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference at the end of March, but I can't decide which one to finish revising first. This is so hard...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll be back tomorrow for Bob's post! And only two more months to the A to Z Challenge. No pressure!

Dani said...

Good luck, Pat. It seems like a packed schedule is the best way to get a lot accomplished. When I have time on my hands (rarely), I never get anything done except diddling. :D