It’s November and National Novel Writing Month is upon us once again. This year, my project is a novella based on my short story “Mama’s Little Boy.” I have high hopes this this book. The short story itself had received good feedback and I actually had to withdraw it from a anthology’s short list in order to expand it. It’s a minor risk of sacrificing one short story publication for a chance at something a bit grander, but I think it will pay off in the end. The story will hopefully become something more powerful than the original inspiration.
I will be blogging weekly at The Confabulator Cafe about how the novel is going, so I invite you to stop by and keep up with me and the rest of the Confabulators.
Week 1’s blog can be found here: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2013/11/attack-nano-machines/
Week 2 can be found here: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2013/11/nanowrimo-week-2-keep-rolling/
The next installment will be up next Monday. I am also planning on talking to a local reporter some time this week, so there may be something on that front, as well.
As usual, it is a busy November as the day job, National Novel Writing Month, and graduate school are all coming to a head at the same time, but it is a month I always look forward to.
There should also be news very shortly about “Flute of the Dead,” which will be appearing in issue #13 of Bete Noire Magazine any day now.
As always, thanks for reading.