General greetings to new readers, and also, Nanowrimo!

I’d like to issue a general shoutout to a bunch of the folks from the Outer Alliance. We’ve all been going on a Friending spree lately and checking out each other’s journals, and several of y’all are now listening in here via Livejournal. LJ people already reading, please feel free to drop a comment and say hi to the new folks. And if you’re actually reading this from, hi as well and don’t feel shy; grab a chair, raise a jar, and drop a comment to introduce yourself.

Anyway, for those of you just tuning in, I’m Angela Korra’ti, a.k.a. Anna the Piper, and wherever you’re reading me from, I’m the author of Faerie Blood from Drollerie Press. When I’m not posting on about my writing, I am posting from about everything else. By “everything else”, I generally mean “Great Big Sea, periodic jam sessions at my house, and books”. Lots and lots of books. You’ll see me post a lot of book reviews as I endeavor to top my annual goal of 100 books per year.

Right now though I’m probably about to enter extensive radio silence, given that Nanowrimo is upon us, and I need to start work on Faerie Blood‘s sequel. I will endeavor to post regular updates on my progress, and I’m also officially signed up on the Nanowrimo site as annathepiper. Feel free to keep tabs on my progress in either place! And for those of you who are also tackling Nanowrimo this year, good luck!

Nanowrimo ahoy, and an interview!

I just Tweeted about this, but for those of you following me in longer form, check it out: I’ve had my very first online interview over here with the folks at Editorial Department, who approached me for my thoughts on Nanowrimo. Also featured in the article are Australian SF author Simon Haynes and craft diva Kathy Cano-Murillo, who’s coming out with her first novel in 2010.

Since Nanowrimo’s closing in, I thought this’d be timely to post about. Hope y’all enjoy the read.

On a related note, I do actually plan to take on Nanowrimo this year. The goal: to write Bone Walker, the now-retitled Book 2 that will follow up on Faerie Blood. I need to finish my outline planning by the end of this month, and then we’ll see if I can dive in on November 1!

Site update

Well, having participated in Nanowrimo, I am most pleased to announce that I did in fact hit the goal of 50K set by that whole activity. I am now sitting on 51K of a novel in progress, which is absorbing the vast majority of my creative energy at the moment. Since this is a work I intend for actual publication I won’t be linking it in on my site, but I will be at a future point putting out a call for proofreaders. Meep!

In the meantime I have taken the icons off my splash screen for Nanowrimo and put the Winner one over on my Writing page. And I’ve fixed the broken styles for the Winter style, so they’ll map over to the mirror site on drizzle appropriately!

Site update

It is the first day of November, and I have done something very silly: I have endeavored to get back into writing, now that my arm has more or less healed from the break it suffered in June, by participating in National Novel Writing Month. This involves writing 50,000 words of a novel in one month. 30, count ’em, 30 days. I have my doubts that I can do it, but it’s going to be fun to try! And I’ve added the official Nanowrimo participant icon to the entry page of my site; when I have enough of it done, I’ll start posting chapters of the novel I’ve chosen to work on as well.