Wednesday, November 01, 2017

IWSG: NaNoWriMo and Strong Women in Fiction Giveaway

Welcome to November--and the start of National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. If you're participating, best of luck to you!

This month's Insecure Writer's Support Group Post is brought to you by co-hosts Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton, MJ FiField, and Rebecca Douglass. Here's our question: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

 I've done NaNoWriMo twice, and I "won" both times. However, I didn't finish either project (which means they're still unpublished). I'm more of a pantser than a plotter, so the pressure to write faster than I normally do leads to rambling drafts. I'm reusing some of the ideas from my first NaNoWriMo in my current WIP, and I hope someday to return to Catalyst in the Crucible, my second NaNoWriMo project. As usual, it's a case of too many projects, too little time.

Speaking of little time, I'd holding a limited-time giveaway for the Strong Women in Fiction Giveaway, running now through November 15th. The four heroines of my fantasy Season Avatars series all have different types of powerful magic and are second only to the king of their country in rank. Together, Gwen, Jenna, Ysabel, and Kay can tame Chaos Season, a magical storm that mixes up the seasons. To do this, they need strong minds and wills, as well as other talents. I'm celebrating the recent conclusion of this series by giving away signed paper copies of all five books (Seasons' Beginnings, Scattered Seasons, Chaos Season, Fifth Season, and Summon the Seasons.). You can enter below. I'll add collected e-mails to my mailing list, but you're free to unsubscribe later. U.S. residents only, please. The winner will be selected randomly and will have one week to send me a shipping address after I contact him/her. If not, then I'll choose another winner. Let me know if you have any questions.

Other authors are participating in this giveaway hop, so use the linky below to check out all the prizes.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Generous giveaway.
Even if the stories themselves are never published, it was a great writing experience.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Alex!

emaginette said...

Congrats on getting it done. I know how much work it took. Well done. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Diane Burton said...

Too many ideas, too little time. I will have to live another 70 years to write all my ideas. Good luck to you.

The Cynical Sailor said...

What a great giveaway :-) It must be hard to have so many projects nipping away at you wanting to be finished. There really never is enough time to get it all done.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Reusing what you've already written is a smart idea. So is US only - have you shipped anything to Canada lately? You'd think the country was in Asia or something.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Anna!

Same here about needing more time to write everything in my head, Diane B.

Sailor, sometimes it's tough postponing one project to work on another one.

Diane, if I'd stuck with my original plan of giving away the eBooks, I would've made the giveaway international.

Shah Wharton said...

Very generous giveaway. Good luck to the winner when selected! I'm in UK so no point entering. I have a giveaway on at the moment too. My heroines are usually deeply 'afflicted' shall we say. Not sure why it's that way. Perhaps because they all have a heavy dose of me in them? Um, slightly disturbing. Lol.

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