NaNoWriMo 2013 – Day 19: Time is Running Out

PaulMcgann Eighth DoctorGood Morning, my fellow WriMos! How are you novels this fine day?

I know I’ve been a bit short on updates since somewhere in the middle of Week 2, but I’ve been crazy busy and my novel fell a little behind. Any spare time has been going on playing catchup, and unfortunately I’m still behind. There’s still time to pull ahead and my confidence is scuffed but undamaged and so I’ll be racing to the finish line in Week 4 with the rest of you. Though, I’m working on Day 30 so I might be pulling a few all nighters for an early finish.

So, how is my novel going? Well, I jut crossed 25k in my first session today. It’s a landmark, even if it is late. I said I’d be running an eBook freebie to celebrate, and I am. More info on that later. The novel itself is interesting. The first draft suffers from one of my common NaNoWriMo weaknesses in that it currently reads a lot like hastily written sessions stitched together. Of course, my first drafts always look like that, but in November they’re even worse. I have a feeling I’ll be expanding on a lot of stuff when it comes to rewrite, and possibly re-emphasising some characters over others. My plan was pretty cliché when I started it, but as I’ve gone on I’ve found better perspectives on my characters, and I really like the arc my protagonist is travelling. Other characters are a bit more slapdash, I have subplots and scenes that are interesting to write, but currently just run parallel to the main plot. I might find some way to tie them together well, but it’s likely they’re going to get cut in rewrite. And of course the prose is currently totally devoid of subtlety, show don’t tell, and readability, but that’s part of the first draft fun.

As to Freebies. I crossed 25k today and so I’m giving away Christmas Past as a special Half-Way celebration. The promo starts tomorrow, and will last for four days. I’ll post a proper announcement hear and on all my various social networks then, but for now you can click through to Amazon (US / UK) and see if the book captures your interest. I wrote this back in Christmas 2011, and I’m still really proud of it.

As usual, I’d love to hear how your own NaNoWriMo is going on, so if you want to leave me a comment or hit me up on twitter. Feel free.

Christmas Past – Free This Weekend

Christmas Past Owen AdamsGood evening, friends.

My short story Christmas Past is free this weekend.

Time travel is easy, getting home is the hard part.

Annie and her friends are used to harsh conditions, but a Victorian winter still comes as a shock. They have a job to do, but it isn’t long before they stumble upon a corpse buried in the snow, and a new mystery to solve.

Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

Time Trial – A Science Fiction Short Story: Free Until Saturday

Morning, Folks.

I just wanted to let you know that one of my books is free until Saturday. Time Trial is a sci-fi short in the vein of Doctor Who or Quantum Leap and part of my Timewasters series. It’s available on the Kindle store so if you own a kindle or have the free kindle app on your iPhone/Android Phone/iPad etc. then you can get it for free right now. More info below.

time trial book coverTime Trial – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk
Time travel is easy. Choosing where to stop is a little harder.

Harbour is a pretty nice place, but Annie and her friends are breaking the law just by being there. Now they must overcome an alien legal system and a paranoid politician to prove their innocence.

Unfortunately, they are all guilty.

Two Free Short Stories – Today Only!

Good morning all,

As we near January’s halfway point there could be no better time for a post-Christmas give away. Both my short stories are free today on the kindle store. They’re part of my Timewasters series and should complement each other nicely, though both can be enjoyed separately too.

time trial book coverTime Trial – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

Harbour is the nicest place to live in the known universe. Unless you’re a time traveller. 

It has been weeks since Annie left Earth and all she wants to do is go home, but first she and her friends must stand trial.

Unfortunately, they are all guilty. 

Christmas Past Owen AdamsChristmas Past – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

The Time Travel story with a dark side.

A man died while the snow fell. His body would be hidden until summer, but there are strangers in the woods today. During a long forgotten Christmas, three time travellers come to town; is their presence just a coincidence or are there darker secrets hidden beneath the ice.

Free Books Tomorrow.

Christmas Past Owen AdamsThis is just a quick post to let you know that I’ll be having my own little January give away tomorrow. My two shorts Christmas Past and Time Trial will both be free for the whole day on the kindle store. I’ll post again tomorrow with proper links and stuff, but I thought I’d give you a heads up so you can all charge up the kindle and wait for freebie day to roll around!

Goodnight, all.

Owen.

Another Free eBook in Time for Christmas

Owen Adams Free BookMerry Christmas!

Another year has passed, it’s Christmas Eve and what would Christmas be without presents! I’m just taking a break from wrapping presents and watching sentimental TV specials with the family to tell you that you can get  a free short story, Christmas Past, on the kindle store now!

About the Book.

Christmas Past – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

Christmas Past Owen AdamsThe Time Travel story with a dark side.

A man died while the snow fell. His body would be hidden until summer, but there are strangers in the woods today. During a long forgotten Christmas, three time travellers come to town; is their presence just a coincidence or are there darker secrets hidden beneath the ice.

Free books still free.

Just so you know, both my Timewasters short stories are still free on the Kindle store.

time trial book cover

Time Trial – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

Harbour is the nicest place to live in the known universe. Unless you’re a time traveller. 

It has been weeks since Annie left Earth and all she wants to do is go home, but first she and her friends must stand trial.

Unfortunately, they are all guilty. 

Christmas Past Book Cover

Christmas Past – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

The Time Travel story with a dark side.

A man died while the snow fell. His body would be hidden until summer, but there are strangers in the woods today. During a long forgotten Christmas, three time travellers come to town; is their presence just a coincidence or are there darker secrets hidden beneath the ice.

YAFB! – Yet Another Free Book

Free BookGood morning freebie fans.

Just a quick post to let you know about another freebie. You might have missed Time Trial last week, but don’t worry because my first short story Christmas Past, is free today!

Here are the details.

Christmas Past Book CoverChristmas Past – Amazon.com /Amazon.co.uk

The Time Travel story with a dark side.

A man died while the snow fell. His body would be hidden until summer, but there are strangers in the woods today. During a long forgotten Christmas, three time travellers come to town; is their presence just a coincidence or are there darker secrets hidden beneath the ice.

 

Free Book on the Kindle Store Today

time trial book coverOMG FREE BOOK!

Good morning all.

As promised, Time Trial is free today on the kindle store. It’s only going to be free until tomorrow, so grab it when you can.

Harbour is the nicest place to live in the known universe. Unless you’re a time traveller. 

It has been weeks since Annie left Earth and all she wants to do is go home, but first she and her friends must stand trial.

Unfortunately, they are all guilty. 

Time Trial – Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk

In Other News

As we get to the end of October, we approach a very exciting time for the aspiring novelists of the Internet. NaNoWriMo is here again, and as I decided after much musing, I will be going for it this year. It’s always a great event and I’m looking forward to it, but it’s forced a bit of a squishing into my schedule. With that in mind, I thought I’d give you all a bit of an update.

Hybrid is being bumped until after Christmas time. I know I’ve been promising the next Timewasters story for a couple of months now, but there are good reasons. Firstly, I don’t want to be worrying about sorting out any problems with publishing and promoting during NaNoWriMo, it’ll be much smooth to wait until afterwards. Secondly, it’s not that long since Time Trial was released and I want to really look at the story before publishing. I feel like it’s pretty much finished, and I’m happy with it, but I’ve written two in succession pretty quickly now and I’d like to step back and get a bit of perspective on it.

So, by the end of 2012 there will be three Timewasters stories on sale. In 2013 this should continue, I will also be publishing a Novella around March-April. As for my NaNoWriMo novel… we’ll have to see how it turns out.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the story. 

Free Book Coming Soon, Excelsior!

Free BookThis is just a quick post to let you know if advance that one of my short stories, Time Trial, will be free this Thursday on the Kindle store.

Time Trial is the second story in my Timewasters series but can be enjoyed without reading the first. It’s a science fiction short about a group of time travellers who find themselves on a planet where time travel is illegal.

I hope you enjoy it.