News for a New Month: Actions and Progress from June 1st NaNoWriMo and Such

Happy June 1st, lovelies!

I don’t know about you, but I, since 2013 have held a great anticipation for this month. Why? Because I since that year have been using this 30 day period as my own NaNoWriMo.

No, I have never participated in November as I find June to be the perfect mid-way mark of a year to focus on such a task as writing  a novel in 30 days. Here in the States, June, unlike November has not national holiday, so there is not a single day that must be dedicated to any other celebration besides being creative.

Still now idea about the final cover BUT that will come along as I near my final draft of the novel.
Still now idea about the final cover BUT that will come along as I near my final draft of the novel.

With that in mind, I have to mention that today is the one year anniversary for Ascension Graveyard. Bless that novel, it is a year old and still not finished. That being said, I have decided to not use June to write anything new BUT to correct the errors that I have made within the plot of Ascension Graveyard.

This month (should other plans tarry) shall be used in trimming AG’s fat and cutting out the crap…getting the novel back on track. Gosh it sounds like I am trying to create a poem here.

Cutting the CrapAnyhow, within the next 30 days I will be setting my heart to making my blog novel everything it is intended to be…for a first/second draft that is. This means that in the coming weeks those of you who have been following the Blog Novel will begin to see old chapters disappear from the blog menu, while new, tighter one’s show themselves in all their glory.

I am pretty excited about this!

What else? Weeeeellllll, I have found a home for the second face of Asaph Timby and it is in the place of a villain for another novel that I came up with years ago called Thief or Blur…still undecided about the title as of yet. I actually spent sometime last night doing a bit of writing for that story line so that is something to be very excited about as well.

Prismacolor Pencil and Acrylic
Prismacolor Pencil and Acrylic

This is not to mention the two other manuscripts that have begun to speak their pieces into the ears of my imagination and thus my fingertips have been on fire. I have also been living in my head a lot as a result which doesn’t make me a good candidate for a phone conversationalist.

I am okay with that.

I am also seeing flashes for new art that is begging to be created. Asaph #2 is the catalyst for that. Which brings me to my old, neglected Etsy store front page. Five years ago, around the time I opened my Ketubah shop, I opened an original art shop as well.

It was a great idea, just before its season. I really wasn’t in the right place to focus on that kind of creative expression, until now. That being said, my plan is to start making prints of my original art available for purchase by this coming fall.

Here is the link to the page since we are talking about it: Asaph #2 will be one of the images made available for purchase as an archival giclee print.

So that is it in a nutshell, a very delicious nutshell at least in my opinion. I am excited for the month of June. I am excited about new art and new adventures. And I am very much excited about writing new novels, whilst getting older ones back on track.


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3 thoughts on “News for a New Month: Actions and Progress from June 1st NaNoWriMo and Such

  1. That does sound exciting! I wish you luck with it all. I haven’t read your blog novel yet, so I think I’ll wait and follow the second draft along. 🙂

    1. 😀 Thank you for the encouragement and the well wishes! I hope to have the first 3 revised chapters up on the blog by next week. I think what I will do is have a page like a table of contents that holds a link to each chapter, that way the drop down menu isn’t as CRAZY as it is now. 🙂

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