Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011 and Publishing News

Well, it's that time of year again!  Nanowrimo 2011 officially started yesterday at 12:00am, and I'm stoked. :)

 Am I working on something for Nano?  Why yes... yes I am.  But it's not anything new.  Not yet.  I know the rules of Nano technically say that I'm not allowed to work on older pieces, but they are just going to have to make an exception for me.  Because my plan is not to start a completely new story -- it is to MOVE FORWARD on SOTD.

That's right people.  This is my Nanowrimo resolution! The rewrite of SOTD will FINALLY move forward again.  No more going back and going over the chapters that I've already worked through: I've perfected them enough! Now it's time to move on.  Chapter 4 is calling (and yes, that's right; I'm still stuck on "perfecting" the first three rewritten chapters.  But I give up.  They are good enough now; I have to move on!)  I may not get the rewrite of the book completely done, but I will MOVE FORWARD.  And right now, that's the most important part.

So, the idea is that I will try to post the moving word count at least once a week, and perhaps post excerpts.  Maybe.  I just may go back over some of the newer parts and edit as I go, but that's just part of my writing process.  If I don't go back and reread some of what I had before, for some reason I just can't move forward.  So who knows. :D

In other news, I've been doing more and more research into the publishing business and the ins and outs of starting a small press.  I'm hoping to get some interviews done within the next couple of months.  Last night I read an article that was absolutely horrifying, about a small press that completely imploded.  Believe me when I say, it was quite the scary deal.

Besides that, however, I've found a miniature library of advice given via the interwebz for people interested in starting small presses.  I'm through as much of it as I can retain, and trying to put together a marketing strategy that will best benefit the authors of the company.  I'm also considering changing the name.  I LOVE the name "Magpie Publications" or "Magpie Eclectic Press", but just recently I discovered that there's quite a bit of folklore surrounding the magpie, and a lot of it isn't exactly positive... though it's not necessarily negative either.  So I might be considering a new name for this venture I'm preparing to undertake.  We'll have to wait and see.

Well, that's all the news I have for right now.  I perhaps I'll have something more to post about tomorrow.  I know this is a really short post, but I haven't had a whole lot of time lately.  I hope to get up more soon.

Bye for now! :D



Galadriel said...

Go WriMo Rebels! I'm actually adding a lot of scenes to my 2009 WriMo

DRC said...

Good luck!!

Son of the King said...

All the best! Were all in this together. :)


Philip Nelson said...

I know what you mean about perfecting the first chapters; I've found that habit hard to get out of. I wish you well!