A-Camping we will go . . .


My first novel is out in the world and summer is warming up. After months of stressing over the technical aspects of e-book formatting, I’m ready for a little fun. Happily, it’s time to pack up for another adventure in virtual camping with my fellow scribblers at Camp NaNoWriMo.

While it would no doubt be fun to show up at an actual campsite and occupy a cabin full of word processors and happy campers, it probably wouldn’t be a very productive month for me.  Fortunately, I’ll actually be in my office pretending to do so, sharing this happy delusion with other cabin mates who will very considerately disappear when I go offline and let me type in peace. Some will even best my word count and send me into a frenzied effort to catch up, but that’s not really a bad thing.  A little competition is good for my word count.

I actually do other things besides write during these virtual camp outs. These are reported as camp activities, because it would be boring to say “I wrote another two thousand words…” every time I blogged during April or July. No one wants to see that.

Unless, of course, you’ve finished my first book and want me to write another one.

Here’s hoping. 🙂


At Last!

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It’s been almost a year since I last posted. As you can see, I’ve not been idle. This came out on Amazon a few days ago. My first novel. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy about it.

It hasn’t been easy. I’m computer challenged and had some steep learning curves to navigate. There were days when I thought the process would never be completed. Then suddenly last Saturday, the final task on the formatting list was done. With shaking hands, I uploaded my e-book into the system and pressed publish.

Yesterday I looked online and there it was. I jumped up and down and cheered like a little kid. At long last it was finished. Thank goodness!

I’m particularly happy about this because there is another Camp NaNoWriMo coming up in July. After so much concentrated effort on Hunt Club, it will be fun to work on something else for a change.