Technically, I’m supposed to be on hiatus from writing, blogging, social media–you name it. I’m resting. I finished The Anniversary Day Saga on Saturday. My first readers have the final two books. I have a lot to do on the project when they finish, plus copy edits, and proofs, and all that fun stuff. But the hard part is done. The Saga’s on the page, and frankly, I’m relieved.
My brain needs a rest, but the schedule won’t entirely allow it. I needed to post a few things here, so you know what’s going on. First, we’re in the final 24 hours of the Fiction River Kickstarter. We’re over $12,000, thanks to all the wonderful people who’ve participated. We’d love to hit our third stretch goal of $15,000. There are a lot of great rewards left, including lectures about the craft of writing. So, please, take a look. Those of you who’ve been on the fence about this, time to make a decision. If you can’t afford to back the Kickstarter project, please mention it on social media. I would appreciate it.
Here’s today’s announcement, though, the one that got me to the writing chair even though I’d rather be reading or sitting quietly or sleeping. 🙂 I’ve got two books in the most marvelous Storybundle. Kevin J. Anderson curated this one with an eye to National Novel Writing Month. The bundle includes 12 books that, in the words of the bundle description, “can help you not only put together a novel in a month, but help guide you into a career as a writer.” If you pay $5 or more, you get six of the books. If you pay $15 or more, you get all 12–including my Freelancer’s Survival Guide, which is big and expensive and costs more than that in paper.
The bundle includes books by David Farland, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Wesley Smith, Chuck Wendig, Brandon Sanderson (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells & Howard Tayler), Stephen L. Sears, Jessica Brawner, and Michael A. Stackpole. All of us have done a lot of work helping new and established writers. Heck, I downloaded this bundle, and expect to learn some things. The books cover everything from novel/short story craft to screenwriting to the business of writing, to convention appearances, to productivity. So, if you are a writer or are interested in writing, this bundle is one you don’t want to miss. The bundle is time-limited, so make sure you get it before it goes away.
And now, I shall crawl back into my cave, and read someone else’s work. That Retrieval Artist update I’ve been promising you? It’ll happen in next week. I hope. If my brain returns by then. 🙂
Done! I actually have a few of these, but it’s still worth it to get those I don’t. And having an electronic copy of the Freelancer’s Survival Guide will definitely make it easier to carry around than my paper copy. 🙂
It’s hard for writers to take breaks, but you deserve to! 🙂
YAY! WONDERFUL news!!!