Three Days In November

Good luck to everyone kicking off NaNoWriMo with that easy layup of a kickoff weekend. You are at the 3,000 word mark today, right?  As usual, every month is a month dedicated to writing for your humble host.  I’m cruising along and over the hump on my retro-future tech noir gangland and international finance thriller.  With any luck you’ll have it on your Kindle in time for Christmas.

True story, the first long form fiction that I ever completed was a terrible screenplay written as part of NaNoWriMo.  Since then I’ve published nine novels, two collections of short works, sold numerous short stories to paying magazines, and still have a number of completed novels in the hands of publishers waiting for editing.  It’s a great way to get started, and before long you won’t even need the motivation anymore.  The cold hard cash you earn from selling your work will be motivation enough.

Once you rookies finish on November 31st, don’t stop.  Keep grinding through December.  You’ve proven you can do it once, now do it again.

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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