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NaNoWriMo

nano logoI’m doing it. I’m insane, but I’m doing it.

It’ll be a whole new project, as recommended by the people at Nanowrimo. I’m sure some participants will work on ongoing projects, use Nano as motivation to finish something or just plain load their previous 50,000-word stories on there. I’ll do it as suggested: started a new project on my Scrivener, version Nanowrimo 2014, and outlined it a bit.

I’m gonna stay with what I’ve done so far: gay romance. I’ve got an idea, it’s a bit of a heart breaker, but I’ll try to do it justice.

My inspiration right now is Josh Lanyon. I’m naming a character after him. I love him sooooooooooo…. well his writing anyway (I’ve never personally met Mr. Lanyon and do not wish for this to be interpreted as web stalking or anything…).

And I have two buddies! You can invite other participants to become your buddy and they invited me back to be their buddy! We’ll support the shit out of each other.

Drawback: nothing is happening in Montreal – this chapter sucks (apparently we’re more than 3,000 Montrealers signed up!). No activities planned, no coffee house hosting a gathering, no friends… It’ll be lonely but what the hell. I’ve got my family behind me.

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International Author’s Day Blog Hop

b 609514_blogHey there! I’m participating in this blog hop for the first International Author’s Day, a nice initiative by http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/. It would have been nice to have a giveaway for this occasion, but none of my stories are ready to be published as of yet, except the one for the Love’s Landscape event of the MM Romance Goodreads discussion group. I already posted the first chapter here. What I can do is offer the first person to comment on this post a pdf version of the whole story so you can be the first person to read it before it’s posted live – which should be soon, it’s already in the final stages of formatting. I got a cover and everything. Yay! I only started writing seriously a few months ago,  I’m a shy writer who reads a lot! Which is to say, it’s not inspiration that’s lacking. I’ve been reading since I was around 6 – anything I could get my hands on, from milk cartons to my dad’s Times magazine – and then it became an addiction in my teens, for which I have never sought treatment nor do I have the wish to overcome it. It’s hard budget-wise but there are so many great free reads or cheap books out there – I’m not talking about pirating which I frown upon – that I don’t need lots of money since the invention of the e-reader tablet. My inspiration lately comes from Josh Lanyon, Kaje Harper and Kyle Adams. The first for his beautiful prose, the second for her way of evoking emotions in the most sincere, simple way and the third because, well,  Kyle Adams is the funniest gay erotica writer I’ve ever read. If I could just write something that incorporates a bit of each of those three authors, I can die happy, but I don’t have much hope of ever writing at their level. Apparently, writing needs to be practiced, like a sport training muscle, so you never know. So Happy International Author’s Day everyone! And read in peace.

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