I'm working on finishing up book 2 for my November 1st deadline so I'm going to be out of commision for the next two weeks. I'll be back Monday, November 5th (probably after sleeping for five days straight).
I'll still be around on twitter and commenting on blogs though, so if you spot me, yell at me to get back to work :)
The Walking Dead was back on Sunday with an awesome new
episode…and I also got the 8th installment in the Walking Dead comic
October is a great month for zombies, and I recently watched
a few movies that I’d never seen before. Each of these is a unique take on the
Fido –Timmy is delighted with the family's first zombie, whom
he names Fido. Fido becomes Timmy's best friend, and runs afoul of prejudice,
circumstance, hardware faults in the Zomcon collars, and neighborhood bullies.
Undead – A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by
meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small
group of those unharmed to find a way out.
Survival of the Dead – On an island off the coast of North America, local
residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to
return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.
Has anyone seen any of these? What did you think…or do you
have a favorite that you want to recommend?
Over at the 2K13 site we've all posted our inspirations for our books. Wanna read mine? Visit my blog post here. And while you're over there check out our prize pack...we each put in something that relates to our books. If you like what you see, (and really, who wouldn't?) you can enter our giveaway on facebook.
What about you all? What inspired your current WIP?
Don't forget to stop by the Class of 2K13 site launch tomorrow for a huge giveaway that includes a $50 B&N gift card and tons of extras. We'll also be posting our book inspirations. Mine will be up there too. I'll also be tweeting from @theclassof2K13 from noon to 4pm, so check in with me on twitter.
In dealing with Classof2K13 there was a lot of debate about
what swag items are actually effective marketing devices for books/authors. I
would like to have bookmarks to give out for my book…but what else would be
good to have?
What swag items do you hold on to and which do you toss?
I’m now on part three of the three part book two. It feels
really amazing to have book two almost completed. I know (just like with In the After) they’ll be edits, line
edits, copy edits, galley pages, and a million other things I have to do before
it’s ready, but right now it feels really good to have a story on paper (or
more accurately, on monitor).
Where is everyone at with their WIPs?
I’m still over at @TheClassof2K13 on twitter today, so come
check us out.
I was lucky enough to join this group of twenty YA and MG writers
with books debuting in 2013. Our site launch is on October 10th and
there will be an awesome giveaway, so I wanted to let everyone know so they can
mark their calendars and visit our site: www.classof2K13.com