Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NaNo Week Number 1 is...

in the books!

Doubled (tripled?) our numbers this week at the Writer's Block. The coffee was hot and the shortbread cookies were appreciated. Thanks to all who came out!

The gang talked about a lot of stuff.

We compared editing programs, with AutoCrit being the nominated favorite. I've attached the link over their on the upper right hand side of the blog.

We talked about time travel and temporal novels; specifically When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Also, we had a back-and-forth about online publishing and teasing the audience with future works. Scribophile came up, and the interesting take-away was the fact that having faceless denizens critique a piece leads to a kind of erosion of the writers spirit.

Elevator spiels came up. If we had to sell our book in a 30 second elevator ride to a publishing executive, what would we say?

Yes. I failed on that one.
However; I've been thinking about it EVERY DAY since. I think I'm ready now.

Again, thanks to all who showed up. It was a big shot in the arm and fuel for the NaNo month!