Happy Wednesday! I'm taking a five-day weekend from the full-time job, so I might be a bit slower to respond, so please be patient with me.
I've signed up for a couple blogfests in November. The first one is Mina Lobo's Resurrection Blogfest on November 7th. This date also happens to be Insecure Writer's Support Group day, but I managed to combine the two. The goal is to find a post you feel needs some love back from your first year of blogging. You can read more about the blogfest here.
The second one is I'm Thankful for my Readers bloghop from November 5-7th. In this one, you give thanks to people who read your work from CPs to beta readers to people who purchase your books. This bloghop is hosted by Vikki and Tara. And isn't that just the cutest blog hop picture?
Thank you, everyone, who has signed up for The Nightmare Collection Blog Tour. I really appreciate it, and I'm now trying to get interviews and guest posts written. It should be a good tour from December 3-7.
On the nightmare front, I am finished editing Nightmare Ever After. I will now use the next few days to proofread it as well as format it. My goal is to upload the formats on Monday October 29th and announce the purchase links on Halloween. There might be a treat for you next Wednesday too. Then, it'll be time to format for the print/ebook versions of The Nightmare Collection for a late November release.
I'm also gearing up for NaNoWriMo. I'm bookworm0753 on the site. This year I'm rewriting my first novel The Phoenix Prophetess, so I've been reading through my pretty crappy first draft. Okay, it's not that crappy, but the rewrite will make it much better and more manageable to edit come next year. I'm taking LOTS of notes, and I'm excited about it but also worried since I have so much other stuff I need to do in November.
On Sunday, I had a major breakthrough with my YA Contemporary novel Starred. I've been trying to edit it, but I only got one scene done. Something was holding me back, and I figured it out. If I can keep up editing a scene a day for the rest of October, then I'll have the first Act done. I'll be on track.
And the plotting for The Loveless Princess is going well.
So what is everyone else up to? Signed up for any blogfests/hops lately?