Well it seems I have been blogging less to get ready for the Magic Month of November. You know ‘National Novel Writing Month‘. How do I prepare? Pretty much by reading everything available for advice and direction. Thinking about chapters, beginnings and endings and of course middles. Its the middles that have me in awe and I am pretty curious as to how I will handle it.
There are those of you that are already wonderful writers – well I guess pretty much everyone in my FITFS group of heroes. So I got to wondering if any of the NANOWRIMO creations have ever been published. Guess what? Lots have so I am including the link here and also listing them below. Because guess what?
When I need encouragement. When I need hope. When I need to know success is possible. Well – all I have to do is look here!
I have copied the list from the Office of Letters and Light as also found in the link above.
Rebecca Agiewich— BreakupBabe (Ballantine Books, 2006). Contact: www.rebecca.agiewich.net
Jocelyne Allen—You and the Pirates (The Workhorsery, 2009). Contact: www.theworkhorsery.ca
J. Rose Allister— (Note: Contains adult content) Their Secret Paradise (Eternal Press, 2009), Kata Sutra (Siren Publishing Inc., 2010), and A Grand Seduction (published under Lisa Logan by Eternal Press, 2009). Contact: jroseallister.com
Laura L. Alton— Las Vegas Chew Toy (Fireside Mysteries, 2009). Contact: www.lauralalton.com
Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall— Blind Curves: A Blind Eye Mystery (Bold Strokes Books, 2007) Contact: www.boldstrokesbooks.com
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes— Persistence of Memory (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2008). Contact: www.randomhouse.com/features/atwaterrhodes
Robyn Bachar— Blood, Smoke and Mirrors (Samhain Publishing, 2011). Contact: robynbachar.com
Jill Baguchinsky— Spookygirl (Dutton Juvenile, 2012). Contact: mintconspiracy.blogspot.com
Jenna Bayley-Burke— Just One Spark (Mills & Boon, 2006). Contact: www.jennabayleyburke.com
Katherine Bell— Amaranth: The Preterhumans Book 1 (Cacoethes Publishing). Contact: www.KatherineBell.net
Hannah Biemold— In het hooi (Uitgeverij Vuurpapier, 2010). Contact: www.vuurpapier.nl
B.A. Binns— Pull (WestSide Books, 2010). Contact: www.babinns.com
Megan Bostic— Never Eighteen (Graphia, 2012). Contact: meganbosticbooks.com
Gayle Brandeis— Self Storage (Ballantine Books, 2007). Contact: www.gaylebrandeis.com
Ophélie Bruneau— Et pour quelques gigahertz de plus (Ad Astra, 2012). Contact: histoiresdoph.blogspot.com
BethAnn Buehler— Broken Together (Rebel Ink Press, 2010). Contact: www.bethannbuehler.com
Jessica Burkhart— Take the Reins (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Contact: www.jessicaburkhart.com
Geonn Cannon— On the Air (P.D. Publishing, 2007), World on Fire (P.D. Publishing, 2009), and Confused by Shadows (P.D. Publishing, 2011) Contact: P.D Publishing.
Kathy Cano-Murillo— Love Shine (Grand Central Publishing, 2007) Contact: www.CraftyChica.com
Teryl Cartwright— A Sensible Match (Vintage Romance, 2007) and Courting Constance (Vintage Romance Publishing, 2010). Contact: forthcoming.. Contact: www.terylcartwright.com
Dave Casler— The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick, Book 1: Genesis (Mt. Sneffels Press, 2007). Contact: www.americanflyingbroomstick.com
S. Christopher— Gigapolis (Onyx Neon Press, 2009). Contact: www.onyxneon.com
Elaine Corvidae— Daughter of Snow (Mundania Press, 2010). Contact: www.elainecorvidae.com
Julia Crouch— Cuckoo (Headline UK, 2011) Contact: juliacrouch.co.uk
Lisa Daily— The Dreamgirl Academy (Plume/Penguin Putnam, 2008). Contact: stopgettingdumped.com
Martine Daniel— Legacy of Lies (Chipmunka Publishing, 2010). Contact: martinedaniel.co.uk
Corinne Davies— (Note: Contains adult content) Believing is Seeing (Siren Publishing Inc., 2010), and Believing is Trusting (Siren Publishing Inc., 2010). Contact: www.corinnedavies.com
Farhan Devji— Hockey Farmer (Cacoethes Publishing, June 2008). Contact: Cacoethes Publishing
Saranna DeWylde— How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days, How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days, and How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days (Kensington Brava, 2012). Contact: www.sarannadewylde.com
Sarah Dooley— Livvie Owen Lived Here (Feiwel and Friends, 2010). Contact: Feiwel and Friends
Moondancer Drake— Worlds Collide (PD Publishing). Contact: www.moondancerdrake.com
Delphine Dryden— Snow Job (Ellora’s Cave, 2008), When in Rio (Ellora’s Cave, 2008), How to Tell a Lie (Ellora’s Cave, 2009). Contact: www.delphinedryden.com
Cecile Duquenne— Entrechats (Voyen, 2010). Contact: entrechats.over-blog.net
Hallie Durand— No Room for Dessert (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012). Contact: authors.simonandschuster.com/Hallie-Durand/46783748
Julia Durand— Segredos do Submundo: A Herdeira (Minerva Coimbra, 2010). Contact: minervacoimbra.blogspot.com/
Erastes— Standish (P.D. Publishing, Inc., 2006). Contact: www.pdpublishing.com/standishendpage.html
Mette Finderup— Blink: En kærlighedsroman (Gyldendal, 2009). Contact: www.finderup.dk/blink
Anthony Francis— Frost Moon (Bell Bridge Books, 2010) and Blood Rock (Bell Bridge Books, 2011). Contact: www.dresan.com
Edgar Franzmann— Millionenallee (Emons-Verlag, 2009). Contact: www.franzmann.de
J.M. Frey–Triptych (Dragon Moon Press, 2011). Contact: www.jmfrey.net
Colin Fullerton— Like A Road (Blaurock Press, 2008). Contact: www.blaurockpress.com
Donna Gephart— Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (Delacourte Press). Contact: donnagephart.blogspot.com
Terie Gerrison— SpringFire (Dragonspawn Cycle, Book 3) and SummerDanse (Llewellyn Worldwide). Contact: www.TerieGarrison.com
Ann Gonzalez— Running for My Life (WestSide Books, 2008) Contact: www.AnnGonzalez.com
John Gorman— Shades of Luz (All Things That Matter Press, 2009). Contact: www.shadesofluz.com
Erin Grace— The Indefatigable Wright Brothers (Jumping Duck Media, 2008). Contact: www.jumping-duck.com
Anna Scott Graham— Drop the Gauntlet (FEP International, 2009). Contact: www.annascottgraham.com
Bosley Gravel— The Movie (BeWrite Books, 2009). Contact: BeWrite Books.
T. Greenwood— The Hungry Season (Kensington, 2010). Contact: www.tgreenwood.com/thsindex.html
Sara Gruen— Flying Changes (HarperCollins, 2005), Water for Elephants (Algonquin, 2007) and Ape House (Spiegel & Grau, 2010). Contact: www.saragruen.com
Rebecca Hart— Call of the Sea (Inkspell Publishing, 2012). Contact: rebeccahartwriting.com
Abigail J. Hartman— The Soldier’s Cross (Ambassador-Emerald International, 2010). Contact: Scribbles and Ink Stains
Elizabeth Haynes— Into the Darkest Corner (Myriad Editions, 2011), Revenge of the Tide (Myriad Editions, 2012). Contact: www.elizabeth-haynes.com
Simon Haynes— Hal Spacejock No Free Lunch (Fremantle Press, June 2008). Contact: www.spacejock.com.au
Liz Hegarty— Salt River (Scholastic New Zealand, April 2009). Contact: www.scholastic.co.nz
Eric Hendrixson— Bucket of Face (Eraserhead Press, October 2010). Contact: eraserheadpress.com.
Rachael Herron— How to Knit a Love Song: A Cypress Hollow Yarn (Avon, 2010). Contact: www.rachaelherron.com
Harry Hol—Bagage (L.J. Veen, 2010).
Denise Jaden– Losing Faith (Simon Pulse, 2010). Contact: www.denisejaden.com
Kathleen Kaufman— The Tree Museum (Way Things Are Publications, March 2009). Contact: www.WayThingsArePublications.com
Heather Kuehl—Promises To Keep (Eternal Press, 2010). Contact: heatherkuehl.blogspot.com
Suzanne Lazear— Innocent Darkness (The Aether Chronicles) (Flux, 2012). Contact: www.ageofsteam.wordpress.com
Amy M. Levy— Welcome To River Street (Fey Publishing LTD, 2010). Contact: wtrs.info
C.J. Lines— Filth Kiss (Hadesgate Publishing , 2007). Contact: cjlines.com
Kimberly Llewellyn— Cashmere Boulevard (Berkley Books, 2007). Contact: www.KimberlyLlewellyn.com
Marissa Meyer— Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles (Feiwel & Friends, 2012). Contact: marissameyer.livejournal.com
Greg McCarthy— The Price of Life (Otherworld Publications, 2010). Contact: www.otherworldpublications.com
Maureen McGowan— Cinderella: Ninja Warrior (Silver Dolphin Books 2011). Contact: http://maureenmcgowan.com/
Jon F. Merz— The Destructor (Lawson Vampire Novels) (Pinnacle Books, 2003). Contact: Pinnacle Books
Erin Morgenstern— The Night Circus (Doubleday Books 2011). Contact: http://erinmorgenstern.com/
Ian O’Neill— Endo (BookStrand Publishing, 2008). Contact: www.bookstrand.com
Paula Offutt— Butch Girls Can Fix Anything (Yellow Rose Books, 2006). Contact: www.paulaoffutt.com
Jacqueline Paige— Mystic Perceptions (Class Act Books, 2010). Contact: www.classactbooks.com
Stephanie Perkins— Anna and the French Kiss (Dutton Juvenile, 2010). Contact: www.stephanieperkins.com
Nathan Poell— Post-Apocalypse Dead Letter Office (Oscura Press, 2011.) Contact: http://p-adlo.com/
Kalayna Price— Once Bitten (Bell Bridge Books). Contact: www.Kalayna.com
Prem Rao— It Can’t Be You (Cedar Books/Pustak Mahal). Contact: http://itcantbeyou.com/
Rashbre— The Triangle (Trafford Publishing, 2010). Contact: ashbre2.blogspot.com
Lani Diane Rich— Time Off for Good Behavior (Warner Books, 2004), Maybe Baby (Warner Books, 2005), and Wish You Were Here (Warner Books, 2008). Contact: www.lanidianerich.com
Vanitha Sankaran— Watermark: A Novel of the Middle Ages (Avon A, 2010). Contact: www.vanithasankaran.com
Francesca Segre— Daughter of the Bride (Berkeley Books, 2006). Contact: www.FrancescaSegre.com.
Yolanda Sfetsos— Shade of Grey (Eternal Press, 2010). Contact: www.yolandasfetsos.com
K.C. Shaw— Jack of All Trades (Ancient Tomes Press, 2009). Contact: www.kcshaw.net
Anna Sheehan— A Long, Long Sleep (Candlewick Press, 2011). Contact: www.annasheehan.com
Arianna Skye— Wings of Desire (Eternal Press, 2010). Contact: www.ariannaskye.com
L. Neil Smith— Sweeter Than Wine: A Story of Love, Sleuthing and Vampires (Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick). Contact: www.elneil.com
Diana Sousa— Início (Temas Originais, 2010). Contact: www.temas-originais.pt
Keris Stainton— Jessie Hearts NYC (Orchard Books, 2011). Contact: www.keris-stainton.com
Ransom Stephen— The God Patent (Vox Novus). Contact: www.thegodpatent.com
Amber Stockton— Promises, Promises (Barbour Publishing, 2008), Copper and Candles (Barbour Publishing, 2009), and Liberty’s Promise (Barbour Publishing, 2010). Contact: www.amberstockton.com
James R. Strickland— Looking Glass (Flying Pen Press, 2007) Contact: www.jamesrstrickland.com
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen— The Compound (Feiwel and Friends, 2008) Contact: www.rockforadoll.com
Kyle Michel Sullivan— Bobby Carapisi (The Nazca Plains Corporation, 2009). Contact:Nazca Plains Corporation
J.H. Trumble— Don’t Let Me Go (Kensington, 2011).
Pamela Turner— Death Sword (Lyrical Press, 2011). Contact: PamelaTurner.net
Catherine Wade— Let’s Dish and Another Time Around (Samhain Publishing, 2009). Contact: www.samhainpublishing.com
Alayna Williams— Dark Oracle (Pocket-Juno Books, 2010). Contact: www.alaynawilliams.com
David Niall Wilson— Vintage Soul (Five Star/Gale, 2007) and The Mote in Andrea’s Eye (Five Star/Gale, 2006). Contact: Five Star/Gale
Nora Zelevansky— Semi-Charmed Life (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012).
Magdalena Zschokke— Maybe Tomorrow (Windstorm Creative, 2007). Contact: www.magdalenazschokke.com
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30 thoughts on “Published Books Do Happen with NaNoWriMo”
Bravo! Someone who cares about published books! I do my book reviews at http://getreadingnow.org
Reblogged this on Lois Roelofs and commented:
Think about writing the November Novel. Only 1667 words a day. For encourgement read Chris’s blog posted above.
Thanks so much for reblogging Lois. I think the adventure of going wherever the muse takes is great! And thanks so much for the support!
You’re welcome. If I wasn’t so tied up this November, I’d be tempted to do it again. I’ll be happily watching your progress.
Great list! Thanks for posting. I will reblog on my blog to encourage others. I had no outline when I started and really renjoyed letting the muse take me wherever. I had two dry spells, two days without a clue, and I took my characters to another room and discovered other people there. Spooky and so fun to just get that internal editor out of the way! Best of luck.
Awesome. Thanks for all this NaNoWriMo help and for linking to my blog http://www.beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com I have tweeted you post and posted it on my http://www.facebook.com/quirkybooksnet – I would love to hear how you get on with NaNo.
Thank you so much for commenting. I am looking forward to NaNo ..I think LOL> It will be fun!
Fun and hard work, but mostly fun.
Thanks also for the reposting!! A few more hours and we are off!! Good luck!
what a great list, I had no idea! well, even more motivated now!
Well it soon is time ..just hours away!! getting excited!! Good luck!
thank you, and right back at ya! I’m pretty excited about this.
That many? Maybe there’s hope for me yet, I’m not sure I’m up to the task, but I am cheering you on!
Thanks for the cheering on!! Its a new adaventure!
Very cool, and inspiring, Chris! Good luck with your NaNoWriMo. I did it maybe three or four years ago. Had lots of fun, but wasn’t inspired to do any editing, so my creation is filed for now. I would recommend the process for anyone interested in finishing a book , though. (And, according to your savvy information–getting it published, too!)
Thanks Kathy. I have glad you have done it and I think I will feel better when I say ‘I have done’ rather than ‘ I am going to do’ LOL
Thanks for the ping on my post. Good luck on NaNoWriMo. Maybe someday, we’ll be on that list! 🙂
That would be great Elizabeth..just imagine!
Wow, that’s quite a list, Chris! Keep preparing. You are going to rock, my friend.
I am quite excited Kathy! My son and his wife are going to Montego Bay the first week of November and I am the chief bottle washer. A little nervous about energy requirements so will have to be extra creative!
But how did they do it. Did they go back clean it up make it better rewrite it then search for years for an agent who then searched for years for a publisher? You know what is hardest about this Nano thingy … Not being able to start yet! I am absolutely gagging to get onto it. Too many ideas and not enough pencils – i want to start to write! so glad you are doing it too! c
Yes C I think the idea is to get the story down then go back in December to edit. With your talent I can’t imagine there will be much editing and like you I am champing at the bit to get started. One of the links said to do an outline of each chapter before hand so I laid out 34 potential chapter guidelines. Yikes it is exciting!
Best of luck Chris! It is great to see so many have been published, a good motivater.
It truly is Darlene. I sort of feel like its now or never!! 🙂
Thanks Darlene! Just getting around to comments this morning. Yikes! Yes the number of books published is indeed a good motivater!
WoW! I didn’t know there were “that” many from Nano! I also heard “The Help” was a Nano Novel. If that was on the list…sorry I’m reading quickly on a break at work. 🙂 Are you getting excited!
I am excited Colleen…I also heard Water For Elephants was also one and that went on to be a wonderful picture!
You know, I still have NOT read that book! I need to get on that. I think I even have it! My reading list keeps getting longer (because I keep reading more and more blogs!) 🙂
I am getting excited and a whole lot nervous. I saw somewhere we should pick out a cover and now for the life of me cannot find where LOL
A cover for the book???? Already????