National Novel Writing Month 2018

The worldwide creative writing event returns

The National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo is an annual event for writers around the world. Starting on November 1, participants work towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. After having written and published 19 books in 6 years, clearly I don’t have a problem with motivation or production. However, I did participate (on my own) the last 2 years. In 2016, I wrote not one, but three Liquid Cool novels—Blade Gunner, NeuroDancer, and The Electric Sheep Massacre. Three novels in 40 days was a record even for me.

Last year, I wrote two of the Fabled Quest Chronicles novels. My new epic fantasy series is the fourth of my distinct series. While Liquid Cool is like an episodic television series—each book is a self-contained major case, the Fabled Quest Chronicles is a year long trek with each book covering a leg of that journey across the Lands of Man, then into the magical lands.

What do I want to accomplish this time around?

Very good question. Since the last novel of the year will be my prequel to the Fabled Quest Chronicles, the choice is simple: more Liquid Cool. There’s even a new Kindle Unlimited Liquid Cool title: Classic Cyborg! The use some cyberpunkish jargon, the upcoming new main novels are already downloading from my brain. For fans of the series, Liquid Cool Book 6, A.I. Confidential, ended with a jolt. So Book 7 will begin a new arc for our unlikely detective Cruz. So Liquid Cool will kick off 2019! 

The writing begins November 1st!


Here’s my question for you:

What series or book would you like me to write afterward? Leave your comments below.


8 Responses

  1. Whatever you write about I will read as you write about some thing or some one which reads great tension to a book.

  2. Try a real S-T-R-E-T-C-H—-
    HOW about dragons and Knights in medieval England/France. I suppose you will need some Maidens to round it out, but make THEM strong and brave, out-of-the-ordinary for the usual historical romance heroine who must wait to be saved by the strong hero. (This was prompted by your description of having lived in France and being a Renaissance man!) If you like your current characters—-How do you get them there? Time travel—bien sûr! Or create another cast that can LATER be transported elsewhere. You are the creative one—I just read!

  3. Must say I think that the Liquid Cool universe is by far your greatest achievement. You’ve really nailed the cyberpunk, futurist and the noir scene. I for one would love to see more and I think that with a little extra good marketing you could easily make this series your meal ticket for life. Whatever happens, keep up the good work and best of luck with NANOWRIMO.

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