Monday, October 31, 2011

A New November

Once again, November is upon us. Once again, I'll be writing a novel.

I'm rather excited about this one. The novel itself is interesting, and different than anything I've written before. I'm delving into the humor/satire genre for the first time. I really hope it ends up being as funny as it is in my head. We won't know until I start writing, though.

It's called "House Hunting in the Afterlife." Here's the synopsis I wrote for the National Novel Writing Month website:

A young professional looking to buy her first house goes to bed one night dreaming of vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors and wakes up to the end of the world. After a quick stop at Target to see if they have any Missoni products left, she takes the Afterlife's Parade of Eternal Homes tour. If you're going to be living in a house for the rest of time, you better make sure it's something you can stand.

As I said, I'm excited about it. Another tag line could be, "In Heaven you don't need to bathe - in Hell, you don't get to."

It's funny, right? Man, I hope so.

There's something that the powers that be at NaNoWriMo headquarters have started doing the past few years. It's a project called "30 Covers, 30 Days." The idea is that a team of professional designers create covers for 30 novels being written each November. Based solely on the title and synopsis, I submitted my name for consideration. The other day, I got an email from the head of the team who picks the novels. "House Hunting in the Afterlife" was chosen as a finalist - my title and synopsis were being sent to a designer, who is also given 2 other titles for consideration. He gets to choose which one he'll make a cover for.

He picked my novel.

I got an email today asking for some more details on the novel, but the designer is reportedly "super excited" to design a cover for me.

To put this into perspective, thousands of people participate in NaNoWriMo worldwide. Hundreds (if not thousands) of people submitted titles for consideration to the 30 Covers, 30 Days project. 30 novels are chosen in the end. One cover, one novel, each day in November. One of those is mine.

One day in November, you'll see the cover for "House Hunting in the Afterlife." I'll be sure to share it with you.


  1. That is super awesome! Good luck. I hope this motivates you to go all out on the book! I can't wait to see it!

  2. I hadn't heard about that 30 Covers thing - that's super cool! Congratulations and good luck on the novel!

  3. How cool is that? I'm excited and hope you share snippets with us!