Time Flies

I can’t believe 2 months has gone by since I last blogged!  How awful of me!  Probably no one is reading this anymore but spammers (who have thoughtfully commented at least 19 times in the last month since I cleaned out the spam filter — way to show dedictation, dudes!). 

Hopefully, though, I’ve not lost you all forever.  I don’t have a lot of news to update you with on the book front, at least not good news.  VENUS GUY TRAP may be delayed a bit.  Sad, right?  Me, too, but it will be worth it in the end.  There have been some cover issues, and believe me, I’m willing to wait some extra time to get a fab cover.  Venus deserves it, and frankly so do I!  I promise I will further update you as soon as I have a final cover and a new publication date!

In the meantime, I have some shiny new Advanced Reader Copies of VENUS GUY TRAP!  Anyone want one??     If you do, keep checking back over the next week or so, because I’m going to come up with a great contest to give one or more of them away.  Because I’m generous like that. 

So, what’s new in Shannon McKelden writing you ask?  Well, on November 1st, I’m going to participate in my very first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo for short).  What is this you ask?  Well, think 30 days, 50,000 words, lots of coffee, and very little sleep.  I think this qualifies me for Crazyhood. 

On the other hand, I’m really excited to take part. A few really great books have come out of NaNo, such as Lani Diane Rich‘s— Time Off for Good Behavior (Warner Books, 2004) and Wish You Were Here (Warner Books, 2008), two of my favorites.  Even some NYT Bestsellers were written under the frantic deadline of NaNo, like Sara Gruen‘s Water for Elephants: A Novel (Algonquin, 2007). There are dozens of published novels that have come from NaNo.  I’d love to add my own book to that list of accomplished authors.

So, that’s what I’ll be doing for the month of November.  How about you?  If you’re participating in NaNo this year, send me your user name and I’ll buddy you!

~Shannon