Tag: novel

COMPENDIUM Available for Preorder!

Releases on May 5, 2015! I have pretty much announced this everywhere but here, so I’m glad to announce that COMPENDIUM is finally available for preorder! It goes into copyediting in 5 days with editor Angela Brown. You can order it in paperback from my site alialuria.com as well as ebook at Amazon. If you are international,…

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I Won NaNoWriMo!

Well, today, I can finally publish a blog post without feeling guilty. It is Day 23 of NaNoWriMo, and I passed the 50,000 word mark! Yes, I won my very first time doing NaNoWriMo, and it feels great. I think the best gift NaNoWriMo has given me (apart from 50,000 words towards the first draft…

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Surgery Analogies FTW?

It’s day 14 of NaNoWriMo, and I’m totally physically exhausted. I am actually ahead in my writing by a couple of days, and it has not been too much trouble sustaining momentum, but I find that between a hectic work schedule and job that requires a lot of thinking and writing in the evenings, I…

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NaNoThon & Recap

Despite my reservations about being able to keep a pace of 1,667 words per day during November, I have have more or less been keeping up. This has been encouraging, although I have been pretty worried that this means my Thanksgiving holiday will be consumed with writing. Not that I don’t love to write, but…

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Thoughts on The Lovely Bones

I recently finished reading Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones. While I think it was incredibly well-written and engaging, I did have some problems with it. Primarily, I took issue with Susie (the protagonist)  briefly inhabiting the body of one of her classmates in order to have sexual intercourse repeatedly with her old crush. I understand…

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