NaNoWriMo was NaNoNoGo

I was honestly looking forward to NaNoWriMo this year… and at the same time, not. The reason I wasn’t looking forward to it was because I knew I had a number of projects already on the go. Did I really need to add one more work-in-progress? But, I thought seriously about it and realized that I STILL owed my Scout troop the entire, finished version of “Boy Scouts of the Apocalypse”. That was why I WAS looking forward to NaNo. I would finally write the entire story, get the zombies out of my fevered brain and be able to face the troop when we went to camp. And then, World Fantasy Convention happened and NaNo got chucked out the window. […]

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Get Published Episode 71 – Brandy Rivers Talks Movies and Television

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode71.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI haven’t really talked about my own personal journey to publication that much. That is primarily because I wanted to actually have something interesting to talk about. After all, you don’t want to hear things like, “got email from editor” or “publisher told me book is scheduled to come out in 2012”. As I have said and come to learn, publishing is very slow and no one wants to hear stories about waiting patiently. Well, now that I have received and finished the first round of major edits, I do have something to talk about. Specifically my own lessons learned. I’ll talk more about that in the tips and […]

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Farewell to Anne McCaffrey

I haven’t had a lot of time for Twitter the past while, but last night I flipped over to see what everyone was talking about. To say I was stunned by the conversation would be a major understatement. Anne McCaffrey had passed away at the age of 85 on November 21, 2011. I was never fortunate enough to meet Anne in person but she still had a major impact on my life. I was a big reader when I was young. I still am, to be honest, but hers was some of the first writing I can truly say I fell in love with. Those formative, lonely years of junior high school were made brighter by her DragonRider and Crystal […]

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