The Winds of November Doth Approach

And so, we say goodbye to summer, ushering in the days of pumpkin spice before the long winter ahead. As Ned Stark taught us before a blade separated his head from his shoulders, we prepare for the season of snow and ice with solemn sobriety.

Because, holy fuck, NaNoWriMo is coming.


Summerpalooza Wrap Up!

coffee_half_full_smallThanks to all of you who read through my half-formed brain drippings to help me figure out which monstrosity to breathe life into. (On a related note, for those of you with unfinished projects, I recommend reading this post by Chuck Wendig. Especially you fine folks about to undertake the ritual November rite of masochistic novel penning.) If you didn’t get a chance and want to read them for yourselves, you still can. I don’t intend to take down any of the chapters until I finish its corresponding book.

What I need now, is some help determining which is more worthy of being completed. Even if you haven’t read the Summerpalooza projects, there’s still a couple of questions you can answer on this Handy Dandy Survey of Doom.

If you do, though, here’s where to start:

The winner gets to be one of my two NaNoWriMo projects.

What the Hell is NaNoWriMo?

cd344448db1d7734c9a43fcf0cbe166fSo, beyond beating my head into a keyboard and making words appear for a living, I also volunteer for a project called National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November. Because that’s the best month of the year to attempt writing a 50,000 word novel, right? *hesitant laugh*

Anyway, if you’ve never heard of it before, or if you did it a long time ago in a caffeine-fueled fit of insanity, consider giving it a go this year. I’ll be posting more on my blog in the coming months, with little tools and tricks and whatever prattling my fugue state develops.

If you happen to live in the Philadelphia area, though, there’s a lot going on during both October and November. As one of the regional municipal liaisons, I’ll be joined by my partner-in-crime, J.R. Wesley, and the amazing Elayna Mae Darcy for workshops, hijinks, and EPIC WRITING SESSIONS. (Featuring me with a stopwatch yelling, “LET’S WRITE, BITCHES.”)


Make sure you’re following PhillyWriMos on both Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the frivolity.

And So, in Closing…

Some news soon on the next book of the Flynn series. STAY TUNED.

Much more posting here in the weeks to come.



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About Connor

Peter Dawes is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author of dark and historical fantasy, Connor Peterson. Local to the Philadelphia, PA area, Connor is the wordsmith behind the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series and has also contributed to the story cycle Red Phone Box (published by Ghostwoods Books) and the anthology Nocturnal Embers (published by Crimson Melodies Publishing). He is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an active participant in the Philadelphia writing community, and volunteers as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month. While Peter Dawes is also the name of the fictional protagonist of the Vampire Flynn books, Connor assures the reader he is not now, nor has he ever been a vampire. (Any similarities are purely coincidental.) You can follow him on Twitter (@peterdawes) and Facebook (@AuthorPeterDawes), where he actively avoids being on time for any of his publication deadlines.

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