Writings of Stuart Whitmore

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New Book Released!

This weekend, I was happy to announce the release of a new book! This time it is a children's book, Two Boys, Two Planets. It is meant for beginning readers, and an online scoring tool calculatd the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level at below 1. If you're a parent (or teacher) of an early reader, please take a look at this new book! Right now it is a bit limited in availability, but in a few days it should be available via Amazon.com, and a few weeks from now it should be available at most major book retailers.

Special Donation Offer - November Only

For every copy of Lesson One: Revolution! sold during November (2010), as a paperback or for the Kindle, I will donate $1.00 to The Office of Letters and Light.

My 100-Copy Goal

A well-known author can probably sell 100 or more copies of an as-yet-unpublished novel within the first 24 hours of their book becoming available for pre-order through Amazon.com. I'm at the other end of the spectrum, however. I'm an "unknown" author — my friends and family know about my writings, but that's about it so far. My new novel, Lesson One: Revolution!, is self-published (print-on-demand), which means I don't have a big publisher's marketing department to promote the book.

Published!

Today marks a major milestone for me: It's the first time, after decades of toying with various novel projects, that it's possible for a complete stranger to buy a novel I wrote -- in this case, Lesson One: Revolution! -- as a "real" book, i.e., a physical, paperback book. This is a self-published book, so it's not quite as exciting as being selected by a conventional book publisher, but it's still important to me.

Third Time Winning NaNoWriMo

This year's participation in NaNoWriMo is my best ever -- I never fell behind, often staying at least a full day ahead, and I finished with plenty of time to spare. In fact, not only did I cross the 50,000-word finish line in time, I actually finished the first draft of the novel before the end of November.

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