Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday's Writing Update: #NaNoWriMo and The Nightmare Collection

 

Happy Wednesday!


I  can't believe there are just two more days of November! I think my brain is still stuck in around April or so. That also means NaNoWriMo is coming to an end. Last Wednesday, I reached the 50,000 word mark, so I became a NaNo winner. Unfortunately, my rewrite of The Phoenix Prophetess is not finished. By the end of today, I should have Part II done, but I still have Part III, which is another eleven chapters (if I don't add any). I probably have another 35,000-45,000 left to write, so that means I'll be extending my novel writing into December. There's nothing exactly wrong with this other than I had hoped to be finished earlier, so I could take a bit of a break in December. Oh, well. Hopefully I can finish it in the next couple weeks.

The main reason I had a harder time finishing the complete rewrite of The Phoenix Prophetess is because I was proofreading/formatting The Nightmare Collection, which is now available! Plus, I had guest posts, interviews, and excerpts to create for the blog tour December 3-7.

A legend is hungry tonight.

A child monster will gets its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friend will enter the forest on December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.

A review of The Nightmare Collection:

"This is an amazing collection of horror stories. An intriguing mystery, masterful characterization, and heart pounding suspense. Oh, you'll see your fair share of horrific things, but there's so much more to these tales." - Christine Rains, author of L'il Gal Al and the Zombies of Amarillo 

To purchase the ebook for $2.99: Amazon US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT / JP  Smashwords  Nook US / UK  Kobo

To purchase the print book for $7.95: Createspace  Amazon US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT

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After the New Year, I do plan to raise the price of The Nightmare Collection, so I can use Createspace's extended distribution, so I can get the book in places like The Book Depository.

Next week is the start of The Nightmare Collection Blog Tour. I have over twenty stops in five days filled with interviews, character interviews, excerpts, reviews, and guest posts. There will also be a Rafflecopter giveaway, where I'll be giving away two prize packages (a signed copy of The Nightmare Collection, a signed copy of Gravity: The Complete Trilogy, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card). The giveaway is open internationally. 

I am also doing a Goodreads giveaway open to US residents for signed copies of The Nightmare Collection.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Nightmare Collection by Cherie Reich

The Nightmare Collection

by Cherie Reich

Giveaway ends January 06, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

18 comments:

Tonja said...

Congratulations on finishing NaNoWriMo!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Hey, you're multi-tasking. I think it's amazing what you have accomplished so far.

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on being a NaNo winner!

I know how you feel with the time whizzing by - but I do hope you can get a break sometime soon!

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations on NaNo! Wow! It's amazing how much you get done. I'm looking forward to your blog tour, sorry I couldn't be apart of it but looks like you have a ton of stops! Awesome. (:

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations on being a NaNo winner! That's fantastic!

I unfortunately had to pull the plug on my project this year. Better luck next year...

Best of luck with your rewrites.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on finishing NaNo! You've come a long way with TPP. I can't wait to read it again.

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on reaching the 50K in NaNo hope you manage to get a break soon.

Samantha May said...

Congrats on finishing NaNo! That's a huge deal!! Hopefully you can finish up soon and take that well deserved break :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations! Awesome job. I didn't participate in NaNo, but I was rooting for everybody doing it.

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD said...

Greetings, earthling!! Gotta run back to the Elysian Fields soon, but take anything and everything you wanna from our wonderfull, plethora-of-thot to write the next, great masterpeace -if- I can but kiss your gorgeous, adorable feets and/or cuddle withe greatest, ex-mortal-girly-ever to arrive in Seventh Heaven. Think about it. Do it! Get back with me Upstairs, k? God bless you, doll: pleasure-beyond-measure is waiting in the Great Beyond for you and eye. Love you. PS: the musical term MORENDO means ‘dying-away in tone-and-time’. How verrry apropos for U.S. …thewarningsecondcoming.com

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats on winning NaNo -- Yay! -- and good luck on getting your book into all the outlets you want! :-)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations on The Nightmare Collection and NaNo! Man, you are working your booty off. Continued good fortune to you. I hope your release goes perfectly.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats, Cherie, on finishing NaNo. That's a major big deal, girl! And congrats on your book. Now, hold a raffle so I've got a chance at some of your energy.

Shallee said...

Congrats on the NaNo win, and good luck with the book!

Cher Green said...

Congrats on your NaNo success, and the publication of The Nightmare Collection.

Emilyann Girdner said...

Wow Cherie, you have been so busy. Congrats on NaNoWriMo and accomplishing so much! I am very excited for you =) I so wanted to do NaNoWriMo, but it didn't happen. Maybe next year I can go for it.

On a side note, I didn't know before that you were a theater actor. That's really awesome. What production was your favorite to be a part of?

Heather H. said...

Go you for winning NaNo! That's something I've never been able to pull off. I think my brain is stuck in April, too, because NO WAY is it December already. It can't be! Right...? *runs after November with a lasso*

Anyway, good luck completing your rewrite, since you weren't able to this past month. Fingers-crossed you can wrap it up sooner rather than later so you can still take that break you want!

Cherie Reich said...

Emilyann - My favorite production was probably Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. It was my last stage performance (except for an opera I was in) and was also my biggest role, since I played Pistol.