Dreamer Updates and Nanowrimo (Oct. 24, 2017)

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Hey! I know I should’ve sent out a newsletter a month ago (this should be the second one), but things kinda got out of hand and life didn’t seem to want me to do that. Also, apologies for it being sent out in the middle of the night (in the states, anyway); again, life took control. But I’m saying this meaningless stuff that you probably don’t care about to emphasize that I do take the time to personally write these and they’re not just automated emails. Simply a message from me to you about what’s going on with me. I’ll try to be more punctual from this point forward in sending out newsletters and getting them into your inbox around the same day. But this, like all newsletters I’ll send out each month, is to let you know what I’ve been up to and what you can possibly expect to see in the coming month. And we have some exciting stuff! By the way, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns whatsoever, don’t be afraid to respond to this email; you can actually do that. Also, LOOK AT THE VINSON PUBLISHING LOGO! WE (sorry, I use the royal “we” sometimes) have a logo now! It’s on the website (jamelvinson.wordpress.com) and it’ll be making its appearance at the top of each and every newsletter. Apologies if it looks blurry right now, That’ll be patched up by the time the next email rolls around. Also, let me know how you feel about the big blue boxes for the major announcements and topics for the newsletters. You could always leave a comment on the website or send a response to this email thread that only I will see.

Dreamer News

So with “Dreamer”, I’ve been working on rewriting the first chapter. I’ve been fiddling with it a lot and, with the progress we’ve made and the point that we’re at, I’m getting more and more excited. Without divulging too much information, that dream sequence from my Chapter 1 excerpt is starting to become more than just a dream… Aside from that, I’ve figured out some character’s motivations and species, connections, some plot threads that I’ve created, dead ends (that’s right; we’re going to have a little mystery in this series, folks!), and various other things that I’ll be rolling out slowly into the book and eventual series. Chapters 2 and 3 will go through a similar round of rewriting and re-editing at some point in the future. “Why say ‘the future’ and not ‘next month?'” Well that is because of…


National Novel Writing Month (also called “nanowrimo”) is coming up, starting on November 1st and ending on November 30th. Nanowrimo actually runs during several months of the year, but the circles I’ve been in have always been preoccupied with the November month of nanowrimo, so that’s what I’m sticking with for now. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write 50,000 words in one month; that comes out to 1,666 words a day (or just 3-4 pages). I unfortunately did not complete it last year due to forgetting to write every single day, but I’ve come back this year with a plan, a story in mind that I want to work on, developments on characters and a not-so-basic idea of the plot, and the drive and time to do it. As for the story that I’m doing for nanowrimo, it’s one of the timelines in a Dual-Timeline story that I’m working on alongside Dreamer. It takes place both in the past and in the present, alternating each chapter. What I’m doing for nanowrimo is just focusing on the past aspect of this story/novel. I will still be working on Dreamer while doing nanowrimo, don’t worry. So next time you hear from me, I’ll hopefully be incredibly close to completing my 50,000 word count.

Miscellaneous Updates

Just some things I wanted to say that don’t really go into the big topics:

  • I’m not sure if you noticed, but Vinson Publishing (me) now has a logo. I apologize if it looks a bit blurry now, that’ll be fixed by time the next newsletter gets sent out.
  • New developments have been happening for my other works aside from Dreamer (which I won’t talk about much because “Dreamer” is my main project right now and I don’t want to confuse any of you guys with anything else I mention)