Monday, November 15, 2010

NaNoWriMo Update Plus a NEW REVIEW

I thought I'd take a little time to update everyone on my NaNo adventure.

This has been a great experience and something I'd be willing to repeat at least once a year.  The response I've received from my Facebook updates and my "Suggest My Next Title" page has been great!  Also, I've met quite a lot of people I would never have without NaNoWriMo.  Some of them are local authors and some of them are online friends.  Each and every one of you has been very supportive.

However, I do see some downfalls to writing almost non-stop for a month.  Nothing else gets done!  My blog has suffered, my promoting has suffered (as well as my sales) and my household has suffered.  Okay... my household suffers on a daily basis anyway.  The house is never clean and the poor family have to live with ME.

As of the writing of this (Sunday November 14th) I have reached 32688 words and have 17312 left to make my 50,000 NaNoWriMo goal.  My story has come together very nicely - compared to my previous books with the exception of Color Me Grey.  This one has been a complete joy to write and I know it's because of the feedback I've been receiving.  There's nothing that compares to writing with an audience.

I am still asking for title suggestions.  Though I absolutely love every one I've received I have not yet gotten one that really sticks out at me.  However some of them come VERY close.

I may be in the market for beta readers sometime in the near future and if you'd like to be one of the first to read my book (if) when I complete it, let me know.

Here's some extra news I just found!  
I have a new review up on Amazon.  

Enjoyed the Series November 12, 2010
I'm not into long reviews, but I figure authors like to know if someone enjoyed their books - so here it is. I found this author through the Kindle facebook page, read the first book in the series, and immediately purchased the other two books.

Thanks for reading!



  1. JC,

    Congrats on the review and for getting so many words written so far. I don't know how you do it with kids in the house.


  2. Thanks Deb. Well just let me say that the other day when I was writing, the two year old wrote all over the TV. Ooops.

  3. Just realized earlier today that I got ANOTHER 4 Star review on Amazon from author Cliff Ball. Very pleased with that one as well!

    Here it is:

    Cool spy novel, November 15, 2010
    By Cliff Ball "Author of The Usurper"

    Color Me Grey is told from first person point of view, and I think it was done well, and usually the only time I read books like this is in college English lit. classes(the female character in 1st person point of view). Alexis Stanton becomes a secret agent of sorts, with the nickname of Ms. Grey. She tells how she gets recruited, which is mostly be accident, then she talks about her training, and then a crucial mission that she participates in that has a lot of personal meaning for her. I thought it was a very creative novel.


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