“The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock” Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale for 99 cents on all major ebook platforms!

Hi, everybody!

With the onset of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, everyone everywhere is running deals like crazy. Now’s the perfect time to buy great gifts for your friends and loved ones at really great prices.

So I thought I’d get in on the holiday deals fun as well.

Starting today, Friday, November 28th, to Tuesday, December 2nd, you will be able to buy the first novel in the Prince Malock World series, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, for a mere $0.99. Normally $7.99, this is an almost 100% drop in price, as close to free as you can get without it actually being free.

But again, I must stress that this price will only be from November 28th to December 2nd. After that, the price will go back up to $7.99 and will likely remain that way for the next half year.

Here are the links to all of the ebook platforms you can buy The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock from:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Google Play

DriveThruFiction

Libiro

XinXii

Omnilit

Smashwords

Remember: this book is normally $7.99 and is now going to be $0.99 for the next five days. After that, the price is going straight back up, so if you want to get it now for slightly less than a dollar, click on the links to whichever ebook platform happens to be your favorite and buy it RIGHT NOW. This promotion won’t happen again for a long time, so don’t put it off, buy it today, whether for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my readers in the United States. I intend to spend the day with my family, eating good food and having a good time, as well as thinking about what I’m thankful (okay, being the worrywart that I am, I may forget to do that, but hey, can’t hurt to try, right?).

-Tim

What I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a mere two days away. Soon it’ll be here and then it’ll be gone and then Christmas will actually be upon us and things will most likely get even crazier than they already are.

For me, I think my Thanksgiving is going to be a quiet family event this year, as it usually is, and probably even quieter than usual because we’re dealing with an annoying (though not nasty) cold. I hope we’ll all be better by then, but I have a feeling at least one of us will be sick on Thanksgiving, unfortunately.

Yet just because I am sick doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to be thankful for. I have a lot of things to be thankful for (in no particular order):

1. A nice home to live in.

There are a lot of people who don’t even have that. My house isn’t the fanciest or biggest, but it keeps me warm at night and is livable, so I have little to complain about. Plus, it was built in a beautiful part of Texas, so I have the generally beautiful weather and scenery to be thankful for as well.

2. A wonderfully supportive family.

There are unfortunately a lot of people with families who don’t support them and their dreams. That my family wholeheartedly supports my dream to become a professional, full-time writer makes me lucky and I am thankful for them every day.

3. Writing.

Writing is a huge part of who I am. If I were to lose the ability to write — whether through losing the use of my fingers or lacking writing supplies or something else — I am honestly not sure what I’d do. I couldn’t not list writing on a list of things I am thankful for without it feeling incomplete.

4. My health.

Yes, I just complained about being sick, but honestly it’s just a minor cold that will probably go away in a day or two. I’ve been lucky to avoid the major diseases, like cancer, and also major injuries. This is one thing I don’t think I’m as thankful for as I should be, to be honest, so I’ll be sure to be more thankful for this later.

5. The Ambage.

I am thankful for my writers’ group because it was through them that I was first published. Plus, they’re just an overall cool group in general. You guys are awesome.

These are just some of the things I am thankful for. I could probably be here all day listing the things I am thankful for, but I think I’ll stop with these five. Maybe I’ll list some more things later in another post.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

-Tim

NaNoWriMo: Winner!

As of this morning, I hit the 50,000 word mark on my NaNoWriMo novel, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock. I find this worth noting because it is the first time I have ever hit 50k before the month is even halfway over.

For the last four NaNos, I’ve almost always hit 50k just before, on, or right after Thanksgiving. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Whether you hit 50k on the first day or last, as long as you do it, you already have a chunk of a novel (or, in some cases, an entire novel) finished.

And that’s what NaNoWriMo is really all about anyway: Writing a novel, even if it isn’t very good. 50k is just a way to get you started. Hopefully, if you reach 50k and your novel isn’t done yet, you will try to finish it.

I’m just shocked at how fast I wrote that many words. I suspect it’s because my schedule this year has been a bit different from past years. I’ve been writing two hours a day every day and I am a very fast typist, so two hours is usually enough to get a good chunk of words down. I may blog more about other factors that contributed to this, perhaps in December when this is all over.

My novel still isn’t quite done yet, so I am going to keep writing it until I finish it. I have a feeling the entire novel will be around 100k by the time I finish, but don’t expect to see it published for some time; after all, this is only the first draft and first drafts are rarely, if ever, suited for publication.

What about the rest of y’all? Where are you in your NaNo novel? If you’ve participated in NaNo before, what is the fastest time you’ve ever hit the 50k mark?

-Tim