Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 - Seven Days and Counting

It's only a week until the annual writing event known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I've finally decided for sure on what I'll be working on during that time.

I had initially thought to write the third story in the Tales of the Dragonguard series, KAL'S HEART, but have instead decided to write THE THING IN THE CLOSET, which is intended to be more of a novella, or even a novel, versus the short story format of the Tales of the Dragonguard stories.

No, it's not horror, even with a title like that.

THING seems to have something resembling an original idea, so it seems like fun to me. It's intended for young adults and up, although adults could certainly read it to their younger children, if they so desired. If you've read my previous stuff, you'll know that I like to write "different" stuff, and this should be no exception to that personal rule. Keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to read this to impressionable young minds.

Knowing this, I will probably be less active in social media during that time, as I plan to focus on writing, rather than socializing for those 30 days. It won't mean that I love you all less, only that I love you so much that I want to get something new written for you all to devour with your eyes and minds.

Right now, the second story in the Tales of the Dragonguard, SARA'S FIRE, is still in the editing process, and I hope to get it out before the end of the year. I know it would be nice to have it out sooner than that, but I fear that if it was, it would be clumsy and not something you would enjoy as much as I'd like you to enjoy it.

If you must get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at sumaireweb@outlook.com, and I'll respond to you as quickly as I am able, providing you're not just being some kind of an asshat in your email. Sounds fair, doesn't it?

Anyhow, off to planning and plotting THE THING IN THE CLOSET for NaNoWriMo.

Love you all!

Anna Rose

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ye Olde Website - SumaireWeb.com -- and More

I've been working on the long-neglected SumaireWeb.com website today.

I was shocked at how long I'd left it laying there, and decided that I had to remedy that situation as quickly as possible with the newest information available.

While it's not necessarily pretty, at least it's up to date as of today's date.

I suppose that employing the services of a web designer would be a good thing, but for now, I've got a tight budget, so that's not going to happen for the foreseeable future.

So, what's up on the home front...

The second story in the Tales of the Dragonguard, "Sara's Fire", is in the editing process as we speak, and the third story, "Kal's Heart", is the subject of this year's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) competition. I'm hoping to have the third story published late this year or early next year.

I've got the cover image worked up, so I'm pretty happy about that.

Want a peek at it? Here you go!

Kal's Heart - Third Tale of the Dragonguard

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

NaNoWriMo - What?!?!

On November 1st, the annual writing frenzy known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins. The general idea with it is that one writes at least 35k words on a new story/book/whatever.

I plan to start the third entry in the Tales of the Dragonguard series.

"What?", you say? "Aren't you working on the SECOND story? What the actual hell?"

Well, I've essentially finished the second story, SARA'S FIRE, and am currently working on the editing process for that entry in the series, but the editing process takes time, and me, being the person I am, will end up with a longer story than I supposedly "ended" with.

That seems to be my modus operandi. I end a "short" story with close to 20k words, but by the time I'm done with the editing process, I'm closer to 30k words. 

Stupid, I know. Perhaps I just haven't figured out what the word "edit" means.

Anyhow, the third in the Tales of the Dragonguard series is being planned at this time. Yes, I have other exciting ideas out there, but this is the one I will be working on, come November.

What would YOU like to see in the third entry in the series?

I really DO want to know.