2019 Nanowrimo Prep

We are a week and two days out from Nanowrimo. I am far more prepared this year than I was last year when I wrote, and failed, to finish the second book for Battle Engines. As I wrote in my previous post I wrote almost the entire book and hated it. It required me to…

Best-laid plans…

Sometimes, writing goes so smoothly it seems a dream activity. The words just flow and the story is amazing. I often hear of writers saying the stories write themselves and I myself have often said that. Unfortunately, in writing Battle Engines 2 for the past few months that was not the case. I’ve been struggling…

Season’s Greetings

We have been gearing up for Christmas around the LaPolla household and making sure everything is in place for Santa.  We hope that all you out there have a great holiday week and may the New Year bring you many wonderful things!

Writer’s Expo

These last two weekends I had my first foray into the wider world of being an author.  Until now, this had been a mostly solo endeavor other than the work I’ve done with my editor or my beta readers but that has always been about my books.  During this event I got to interact with…

Library Appearance!

Status Update: We are gearing up for the Author Expo! Books are in hand, displays bought. Now we just need people to come and see us this weekend and the next! Will you be there?

Nanowrimo

Most probably do not know but I cut my teeth in a competition called Nanowrimo.  For those unfamiliar with it, it is a writing competition where a bunch of crazy people try to write 50,000 words in one month.  It was a goal that, once upon a time, seemed completely unachievable. To achieve it you…