Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Post-Nano blur and The Hating Game Splash

So....



I made it!!! 

Only just, but I managed the requisite 50.000 words in 30 days. What a rush! And what an adventure! 

And, let me tell you, it was an excruciatingly painful experience of extreme creativity and typing frenzy. The outcome is dubious, no question. To the NaNo-Doubters out there, no, I will not print out my...ehm..."manuscript" and send it to the next editor/agent/publisher on my list. I wouldn't do that to anyone. I also refuse to waste paper on what is clearly a very very first draft. 

An incomplete one at that. I have a collection of scenes, but no cohesive story. Yet. I still like my characters (though they have transformed, over the last 30 days, into completely different people than I had imagined at first), so I don't want to relegate them to my "forgitabboutit" box of unfinished things and random ideas. 

I can always do that later. 

So now I'm done with NaNo. 

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ehm....

ok now what? 

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I've also moved house now (well mostly). 

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So..... I'm back to the blogging life! Sorry I've been 'absent' the last month!! I'm back now, promise! Right now I'm getting prepared for my Outside the Box-Blogontest... if you haven't read about it yet, what are you waiting for? You have until Dec 5th to enter, and there's great prizes !! 

For info on the contest, click HERE

To see the prizes, click HERE

If you sign up, don't forget to sign up with the DIRECT LINK to your entry! 

And if you're not entering, don't forget you can VOTE on the winner from a shortlist of 5 entries on Dec 7th!! 

OK, that's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow...probably with a review, but we'll see.

ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING:





Help Talli Roland's debut novel THE HATING GAME hit the Kindle bestseller list at Amazon.com andAmazon.co.uk by spreading the word today. Even a few sales in a short period of time on Amazon helps push the book up the rankings, making it more visible to other readers.


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About THE HATING GAME:

When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy. After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £2000,000 prize? Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end?

11 comments:

Brenda Drake said...

Congratulations on winning NaNo, Tessa! Now we rest, right? And then revise? That's what I'm doing, anyway. :D

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm glad you survived NaNo and met your goal. Don't read my past two posts. I am a NaNo heretic.

Today's post is NaNo friendly, though. LOL.

I met an agent induced NaNo of my own this month, writing 63,000 words in three weeks. And I literally feel your pain. My brain feels fried. Luckily, I had notes, research, outline, and my story board already made out.

I'm happy to see you back. I missed you. Roland

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on winning!

JEFritz said...

Glad you're back! And congratulations on finishing NaNo. Only those who have attempted it can know how difficult that 50K can be. For me, I wouldn't call my MS a first draft. More like an 0.5 draft.

Tessa Conte said...

@JEFritz LOL 0.5 draft!! I think mine's more a 0.1 draft...

@Brenda thank you and yes, revision/finishing the story is the order of the day...with interruptions when I unpack my moving boxes to unclutter my hallway...

@Cherie Thanx!

@Roland missed you too!! But now I'm back (I'm kind of hoping 'back with a vengeance' but we'll see... I still have to organize my new flat after all...)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations - you did it!
And Talli rocks!

RosieC said...

Congrats on finishing! And welcome back :) Sounds like you've got a lot of good stuff to work on molding. That's awesome.

And congrats to Talli! Yea :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, congrats on winning NaNo!!

The Red Angel said...

Hurray for Talli! :) And congratulations to you, Tessa, on winning NaNo! :D

Can't wait for your Blogontest...I will definitely be participating, and can't wait to read all the other entries!

~TRA

http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

The Words Crafter said...

Congrats on the win!

Talli Roland said...

Thank you so much for helping me to spread the word! I really appreciate your support. :)

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