Gotham Writers has a scary-first-line contest. It’s free to enter, and the winner gets a free Gotham class. I entered today. Here’s the link so you can enter too, but hurry because the deadline is December 1st: https://www.writingclasses.com/contest/frightening-first-line-contest-2019
My sweet daughter got me a tee shirt with my 2019 Nanowrimo book title on it (Spheksophobia). Isn’t that the nicest, most supportive daughter ever? Hmm, well, I finished my Nano project, but it came up short, so I spent some time editing my previous novel. I wouldn’t call it a win, but I’m happy with my progress. I guess that means in January I’ll be beefing up Spheksophobia as I write the next draft.
One of the fabulous benefits of being a member of the Horror Writers Association is you can read a lot of brand new poetry, fiction, and nonfiction free in exchange for possible recommendations to the Bram Stoker Award committee. I just read Black Heart Boys’ Choir by Curtis M. Lawson. It was freakin’ awesome! Here is the HWA’s “about” page with membership info: http://horror.org/about/
Dear Husband and my wedding anniversary is coming up next week! A candlelight dinner and a dozen roses? Nah, I’m more of a cheese-n-pepperoni gal. This year we’re going on a hiking date in central Virginia on a trail we’ve never seen before, and then we’ll come home and order pizza.:-)
According to the National Retail Federation, thirty-five percent of Christmas shoppers buy at least one book to give as a gift. Isn’t that great?!
‘Til next time, happy reading, happy writing, happy everything!
National Retail Federation survey: https://nrf.com/media-center/press-releases/procrastination-nation-holiday-shoppers-rushing-meet-deadline