Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Welcome NaNoWriMo

Hello, and welcome to November, the month of the year when Sisyphus ceases to be a myth and becomes a way of life for thousands of people, all over the world.

As October (I am convinced it's NO coincidence October is also Marie Callender's any whole pie for 7.99 month) winds to a close and the goings on of early fall: soccer, back to school, and Halloween appear in the rearview, it's time to dust off that determination, power up that imagination, and buy an extra large thermal coffee carafe because NaNoWriMo is once again upon us.

Like all great holidays, Nano comes with a time of reflection, the promise of redemption, and total chaos. The outcome is uncertain, the reward less than promising, and it requires a great deal of dedication and work. Last year I got about six days into it and pffft. Nothing. I wrote not even a greeting card's worth of prose or poetry. I sailed into december late on deadlines and cranky as hell. Well for me.

This year, I plan to start out late on deadlines and cranky, and see if it goes any better. I've only got one contract left for the year, which I know I will have finished by the time that clock ticks midnight on October 31st. After that, who knows?

All I can say is, I've done it once, and I plan to do it again. Anyone who is doing Nano is more than welcome to email me, zamaxfield @ zamaxfield dot com, and play along. Come race me. Come cheer or jeer, whatever baby. Just don't be full of regret on December first because if you never play, you never win!

A little Nano Music Maestro if you please... Cause who doesn't like Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch. (And who doesn't need to kick off NaNoWriMo with the knowledge that even bad career choices have a logical end and a sometimes brighter future.)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

An Experiment...Free Read!

I uploaded a free story, When Angels Fall, to Smashwords. The reason I did this is because it's a story I wrote for my friend Patric Michael, and it's meaningful to me. I've given this story away in a lot of different places, it's not new. It's only that I really feel that it deserved to be a single title with a great cover out there, free to anyone who wants to read it. Love is a funny thing. The more you give away, the more you have. You can download this title for free, here: When Angels Fall

Sunday, October 9, 2011

In New Orleans all next week...

Most everyone knows I'm heading for GRL next week, and
I'm hoping to have two new St. Nacho's Trading Cards 
to add to the set:

Here's Daniel!

And Here's Cam:

P.S. My thanks to Lex Valentine for making these for me
as always, Lex is a great graphic artist, and a terrific friend.