Participating in NaNoWriMo

OK, I’ve skipped it the past two years, but I’ve finally decided that I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo 2014. For those of you not familiar with it, I’ve basically just signed up for a month of self-hating masochism …all for the love of writing. NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” Simply put: I’m…

A Thousand Splendid Suns

I’ve been missing in action for several days on both of my blogs. Despite my personal life slowing down [no more brothers or sisters to get married, woohoo!] and my school schedule leveling off, I’ve not found time to post on here in several days. Why, you may ask? A few nights ago, after getting…

The “Long Tail” of the Self-Publishing Industry

In last month’s course, I read Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail, which discussed the evolution of the market and how “hits” are no longer the sole generators of profits in the entertainment and retail industries. In the case of addressing more traditional forms of literature, such as novels, Anderson didn’t go into as much…

Publication #15

I’m at work, so I can’t spend too much time on this post, but I had to quickly celebrate by 15th publication! I submitted an excerpt of my novel to the University’s literary magazine, The Aviator, for consideration of publication a few months back. They accepted it and the newest volume of the magazine has…