I am offering a few thoughts regarding nature, the craft of writing, and two upcoming events. This fall has been accompanied by beautiful fall colors in Missouri’s woodlands.
When I’m not writing and working as a State Park Superintendent, I make time to enjoy nature’s splendor during each season. Even halfway through autumn and after a surprise late-October snow, the reds, oranges, yellows, and lingering greens of pines continue to provide an awesome display.
Some people may not have the opportunity to witness nature as often as I am fortunate enough to do with my park position, which is a reason for my close attention to natural details in my own writings. As a reader, I always enjoy being transported into other worlds, so I hope to evoke that same sense of wonder when my readers dive into an epic fantasy novel like The Alterator’s Light.
As some of you may already know, this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It is open to anyone wanting to pursue a writing career, start or continue a writing project, or just get some words written about a topic. The goal for most people is 50,000 words by the end of the month, which can seem to be a major undertaking until you reach that word count.
This is my third year participating, and the process has helped me reach goals I hadn’t thought possible. For more information, check out nanowrimo.org. My wife, Meg, is starting a new writing project this month as well, so it is exciting to see her progress!
In closing, I wanted to let you know about a couple of upcoming events. I have two book signings scheduled during the month of November to celebrate the release of my first novel:
Saturday, November 16 from noon to 3 pm at Reader’s World in Warrensburg, Missouri
Saturday, November 30 from 3 to 5 pm at Reader’s World in Sedalia, Missouri
I’ll have additional details for each signing on my website (danbrigman.com) and at my Facebook page (search Dan Brigman, Author). The link for the book is here, if you can’t make it to the book signing.
Thanks for following me on this journey so far, and I hope you’ll join me for the next newsletter on Monday, December 2nd.