NaNoWriMo 2011 Update Week 1

Since NaNoWriMo hasn't gotten around to adding widgets that I can add to this blog that will show my word count automatically, here's an update as of November 6:

  • Total word count: 6,879
  • Days where I actually wrote something: 4 (out of 6 days)
  • Highest word count total for one day: 3,213 words (today).

I'll update again next Sunday unless NaNoWriMo gets their act together and decides to put out an official widget. :-)

The Third Has a Publisher!

Good news! The Third has found a home. After getting my rights back in July, I found two U.S. publishers who wanted to take the book. I’ve made my decision on which one to go with but won’t be making a public announcement on who's publishing it until next week. But for those who have wanted to read it and are dying to know what happens to Ransom and his family, the book should be out in the first half of 2011. More details to come next week.

The Third

Valor Publishing

I’m thrilled to announce that my new novel "The Third" has been picked up by Valor Publishing and will be coming to a bookstore near you. The tenative release date is May 4, 2010.

About The Third.

To avoid an ecological catastrophe, draconian environmental laws—including strict limits on family size—are passed to save the human race. As a recycler, Ransom Lawe does his part to protect the planet by breaking down old homes and turning them into new material to help build a more environmentally friendly city.

But when Ransom learns that his wife, Teya, is pregnant with an illegal third child, the love he feels for his wife and unborn child outweighs the risks that come with concealing the pregnancy. With the Census Bureau this close to discovering their secret, Ransom is forced to make a decision that could save his family or tear them apart forever.

More information coming soon including exclusive excerpts, book trailer, and book tour dates.

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Pushing Out the Baby

Writing a novel is like pushing out a baby. Not that I have personal experience with that (I’ve only watched as Marathon Girl did all the hard work), but I feel happy and exhausted that the process is over. The novel’s on its way to publishers and agents. And I’ll be checkout out of the writing business for the month of November. Well, not entirely. I’ll be A/B testing different query letters, catching up on journal entries, and doing more blogging than I have been lately. But no NaNoWriMo for me.

Instead I’m going to spend a lot more time with the kids, watch V and football, get a night or two out with Marathon Girl, catch up on my sleep, and maybe take the family out of state for a few days so we can get away from everything.

Till later then.