The leaves are crisp and colourful, the weather is no longer sweltering, and people are obsessing over pumpkin spice again. It’s the perfect time of year to curl up in a cozy blanket and read — or, if you’re me, curl up with a laptop and write.
As I prepare for my next project, it seemed like the perfect time to do a general update on my work.
The Autumn Brody series
The prequel to the series, Pretty In Scarlet, is now completely posted on Wattpad. Six chapters in length, it reveals the final days of Nikki Lang’s life, and how her choices shape Autumn Brody’s journey. While it reveals some plot points of Change of Season, it doesn’t spoil the ending. It does add a little something extra to the story, and I encourage you to check it out and review it on Goodreads.
Talk of my new project seems to have convinced some readers that Waiting For A Star To Fall is the end of the series. Let me clear that up right now: I fully intend to write more books for this series — two, to be specific. There are four seasons, after all. The new project is one I’ve been mulling over for nearly seven years, and has finally come together in my head.
Speaking of the project…
NaNoWriMo 2015: Join Me!
NaNoWriMo is the reason I completed Collide. Its now-defunct off-shoot, Script Frenzy, is the reason I created Change Of Season. Last year, I used it to complete the first draft of Waiting For A Star To Fall.
It’s a concept I believe in, and as someone who writes best in fluid bursts, I love embracing the wild pacing of it. I type until my carpal tunnel screams and sleep very little, but in the end, I am always thrilled with the results. In particular, the challenge to beat the clock means I stop over-thinking every word. The Muse takes over, and I go along for the ride.
This year, I’ll be working on the first draft of my new project, and I’m going to be stepping out of my comfort zone into a new playground: dark comedy. Specifically, dark comedy with zombies. I’m nervous but have faith in NaNo’s community to carry me through it. I’ll also have one of my favourite writer friends along for the ride, Carrie Morgan.
(Aside: her debut novel The Road Back From Broken is now available for pre-order and it is amazing. I urge you to check it out. I’m so excited to hold it in my hands!)
NaNo is always better with a crowd, so I’m inviting you along for the ride! If you feel up to writing something this November, sign up and add me as a buddy. We’ll cheer each other on and comiserate when our word counts slump.
Get ready for delirious, wacky social media fun on November 1st, as I aim to deliver a snark-filled survival tale of the zombie outbreak. These new characters of mine are so not getting paid enough for this…