Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hello, everyone!

I am new to this site and I look forward to meeting you all. First, let me provide a bit of background.

Currently, I am working on my second crime fiction novel, and a horror short story. I am also participating in ViNoWriMo, and plan to participate in NaNoEdMo. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these writing events, NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month, where participants write a 50,000+ word novel during the month of November. The subject is at the discretion of the writer, as is the genre. It is submitted for a final word count, and winners receive a certificate. ViNoWriMo is Vicious Writers Novel Writing Month, where participants write a 50,000+ word novel during the month of January, and the winner receives a $500 prize and publication on their site. The genre is open to the writer, but Vicious Writers provide the subject the novel should focus on, which makes for an interesting variation. NaNoEdMo is the National Novel Editing Month which takes place in March, where participants log in editing hours. Generally, this time is used to edit their NaNo project to hopefully edit it down to a marketable level and possible sell it.

Working on all these projects keeps me very busy, but I'm sure everyone out there will agree that it is important to write, write, and then write some more. I very much enjoy weaving a tale of mystery, suspense, or horror, sometimes all simultaneously! Sure makes for interesting dinnertime conversation!


  1. JF, thanks for following my Sam Harper Crime Scene blog. I, or rather Sam, looks forward to your comments. Be sure to check out my other blog, Murder By 4. It's been a great place to network with others. Best of luck with the NaNoWriMo and NaNOEdMO!

    Marta Stephens
    Author of the Sam Harper Crime Mysteries
    ... and fellow Hoosier author!

  2. Thanks, Marta, I look forward to following Sam. Thanks for letting me know about Murder By 4 too. I need to make sure I follow that one too! JF