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>Final word count November 30, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in NanoFiMo, Ta-da.
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>51,547 words.

Final because I am going to bed. And this is just final for Nano. The book isn’t done yet.

>Time for an update November 30, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in to-dos.
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>To Revise

To Write:

  • Fool’s Gold (for Like a Cunning Plan. deadline Dec 15th)
  • Drum Mage (Bumped up in priority since “The Hand You’re Dealt” came out)
  • House of Sable Locks (novel, in progress)
  • Sea Prince (To be written with Danielle Jones)
  • Wanderer’s Moon (next book in the Midnight Moon series.)

To Outline

  • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
  • Hidden Things (Mystere Book 1)
  • Mystere Book 2 (which hasn’t given up the title yet and may turn into book 3 and A&L will be book 2)
  • Ashes and Light (Mystere Book 3)
  • Tablets of Stone (Mystere Book 4)
  • Tales from the Arena

To Sell

  • Nomad’s Moon
  • Exile’s Moon
  • Princes of Air
  • Snowbound 

Allow to percolate

  • Professional virgin story (no title as of yet)
  • Wandering star story
  • Color Wars (rainbow story outlined at LME Teach In)

>The Nano Curse is Broken November 30, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Drum Mage, NanoFiMo.
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>Wordcount as of five minutes ago: 50103.

No, Drum Mage still isn’t done. But it’s closer than it was a month ago, and I know where it’s going from here. I’ll be working on it more today, and I’ll post a final wordcount tonight before I log off.

>Woohoo! November 25, 2010

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>Half a novel!!! 40729 words as of just about now!

>The Highest Praise… November 23, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Drum Mage, ERWA, wow.
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>I posted Snowbound to the ERWA crit group. Today I got a message from one of the gentlemen there who told me that he liked Nick and Steven so much, he went and bought “Like a Sacred Desire.”

I have got to get this novel done! (37,202 word in. I may not make the 50,000 words for Nano,  but I’ll make it to half a novel.)

>That was interesting… November 16, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in a-writers-life-is-never-dull, Teach-in, teaching.
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>About a month ago, I volunteered to go in to J’s school and speak as a writer. Today was the day, and I spoke for an hour to over a hundred 4th graders on writing, on what a writer’s day is like, on how you go from idea to story and on publishing. It was a blast! The kids asked some good questions, and a number of them left talking very animatedly about wanting to be writers when they grew up.

Now, I did make a point of not bringing in any of my own writing, and I was upfront with them that I was a romance writer, that I did not write for their age-group, and my writing was targeted at ages 18 and up. (So if any of you reading now are LME parents, wanting to see who it was that spoke to your kids today, please rest assured that I kept to the facts of writing and publishing, and I didn’t bring any of my OWN writing into it, except in the most general terms of story development. I have a four-year-old. I KNOW how to keep the discussions g-rated!)

Oh, and if you are here from LME, that young adult writer I mentioned was Tamora Pierce. The BEST writer of girls fantasy I know. Look her up!

>Coming in May! November 11, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in forthcoming works, publishing, SQUEEE.
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Check out the Table of Contents:

Human Powered by Teresa Noelle Roberts
The Servant Question by Janine Ashbless
Slight of Hand by Renee Michaels
Mutiny on the Danika Blue by Poe Von Page
Deviant Devices by Kannan Feng
The Perfect Girl by Jay Lawrence
Dr. Mullaley’s Cure by Delilah Devlin
Her Own Devices by Lisabet Sarai
Lair of the Red Countess by Kathleen Bradean
Infernal Machine by Elias A. St. James
Doctor Watson Makes a House Call by Essemoh Teepee
The Treatment by D. L. King
Lucifer Einstein and the Curious Case of the Carnal Contraption by Tracey Shellito
The Brass Ring by Lisette Ashton
The Succubus by Elizabeth Schechter
Now, here’s the fun part. I actually have TWO stories in this anthology. One is The Succubus.  The OTHER… you have to guess, because I wrote it under a pen-name.
Publication date is right now scheduled for May 1, 2011. You can preorder at Amazon.

>Ahem… November 9, 2010

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Can’t say anything else. Not yet.


>That’s more like it! November 4, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Drum Mage, NanoFiMo.
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>Working on Drum Mage — 1472 words today, and the day isn’t over yet.

MUCH better

>Screw it. November 4, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in Drum Mage, NanoFiMo.
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>Zeroed the word count and changed tracks. I’m pretty sure I can beat my Sable Locks Nano word count of 1600 by the end of the day with working on Drum Mage.

Starting wordcount for Drum Mage: 21,481