It’s that time of the year again.
The Clarion West Write-a-Thon is UPON US.
. . . I don’t know why I felt like making that all bold and doom-like. It’s not really a doom thing.
For those of you who don’t know/haven’t already suffered through two years of these posts, the Write-a-Thon is a fundraiser that Clarion West runs to raise money for their six-week workshop, a workshop I attended three years ago and that maybe, kinda changed my life. I couldn’t participate last year, but this year I’m back in it, working on THE NOVEL.
(I haven’t attempted anything close to a novel-length project in three years, so it definitely deserves the doom-like bold font. My goal here is to complete a chapter a week, which may or may not be doable, depending on how long my chapters need to be.)
Here is the very brief synopsis/blurb I wrote for THE NOVEL:
A toymaker and a magician create three children together, daughters made out of love letters, wishing stones, and death glass, respectively. Once close, the three sisters have grown up and grown apart — but when one is found dead in their childhood home, the other two must come together if they want to solve her murder and, just possibly, bring her back from the dead.
If you’re so inclined/capable, you can donate money here. You can also find links to the many other authors participating if you’d like to donate to their pages instead of/as well as mine. If you do sponsor me, I’ve
taken someone else’s idea come up with some incentives that you’ll hopefully have fun with, assuming you’ve ever enjoyed silly personality quizzes. (And don’t even lie. You know exactly which Disney Princess you are, just like you know which Hogwarts House you belong to. Also, did it ever bother you there were really no good Slytherin students? I wouldn’t even be Slytherin, and that bothered me. No, Snape doesn’t count.)
If you donate $5.00 to my page, I’ll send you a brief personality quiz so you can find out if you’d be made from wishing stones, love letters, or death glass.
If you donate $10.00 to my page, I’ll send you a slightly longer survey so you can find out what completely original material you’d be made from. No one will get the same answer — you’ll all be your own special snowflakes.
Of course, I’ll happily accept more than $10.00 donations, but all I have to offer you then is additional gratitude. I can say ‘thank you’ in different font sizes and colors, though, if you’d like.
The Clarion West Write-a-Thon officially starts this Sunday, June 21st, and ends July 31st. You can donate any time from now until it ends. Wish me luck!