Posts Tagged ‘ 3-Day Novel Contest ’

Are you ready for Prime Time? Notes on my 2015 3 Day Novel

As my rabid fans may recall, I completed my first full-length novel manuscript back in 2011 as part of the 3 Day Novel Contest. That manuscript ultimately turned into Ninjas of the 512: A Texas-Sized Satire, my first book. I also wrote a nonfiction guide to writing a novel in 3 days called Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours, based on my experience, in Continue Reading...

My gym routine needs an update: Stunt Writing day 18

I'm about to derail my whole Stunt Writing plan. Why? Because I got the green light from a publisher in the UK who liked the first 5,000 words of the erotic novella I sent them, and I need to finish the book by October 1! This is exciting for a number of reasons, not least of which is that this would be my first traditionally published book. So I made a mock-up cover to Continue Reading...

The 3-Day Novel Contest: To pay or not to pay?

Each year as the end of summer approaches, I begin thinking about participating in the 3-Day Novel Contest. As longtime readers of this blog may already know, I officially participated in 2011 and wrote the first draft of what ultimately became Ninjas of the 512. Though I didn't win the contest and take home a cash prize, I did walk away with something quite valuable: the manuscript of my Continue Reading...

Pirates vs Ninjas: Character names

During my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my participation in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest, I offered $25 backers the perk of being able to name a character in my novel. This resulted in 3 donors offering the following names: Miss Ermintrude van der Shandy Gray Strachan [TK] I've also fielded a request for some same-sex love scenes, so hopefully I can fulfill that request as Continue Reading...

Kickstarting success!

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011: I actually ended up raising a total of $130, thanks to a few last-minute backers. Sweet! It worked! After hustling friends, family and total strangers for a little over a week, I am proud to say I've reached my modest $120 goal with my Kickstarter fund, and will be officially participating in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest. [caption id="attachment_4093" Continue Reading...