Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

Halifax’s Biggest Bellydance and Book Yard Sale!

Hey Halifax!
I want to tell you about my big book and bellydance yard sale this Saturday – July 26. My wife, Belinda, is selling off a ton of bellydance costumes and accessories. Bangles, coins, beads, fabric – costumes of all shapes and sizes. Swords. An Aquaman and Mera costume. A Woody (from Toy Story) costume.

If that doesn’t set your costume-loving hearts thumping then let me tell you about the books and dvd’s. A ton of YA books and horror and some fantasy and scifi – at bargain basement prices. I’m letting the books go at 25 cents a piece or 10 for a dollar. The dvd’s are mostly oddball hard-to-find horror movies and I am letting them go for a buck a piece.

This IS the yard sale you want to go to.

Yup – that’s me and my wife – and that IS my actual hair. Just click the picture and it will take you right to my Facebook Event.


Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon



Day 21 at Camp NaNoWriMo – I Ain’t No Sissy-Wuss…

The original rock and roller…

I passed the 34000 word mark this weekend.

That is over 2/3 of the way through my 50000 word manuscript target.

This is the hard part of the storytelling. Like Sisyphus, I have been pushing this rock up that hill all month long and gravity and momentum and my aged sinew are all beginning to tell on me.

This is where the going gets tough.

This isn’t just about Camp NaNoWriMo.

This is about novel writing in general. You line up any ten people at a writers convention and at least half of them have about twelve unfinished novels sitting up in a pyramid of shoeboxes scrawled on fistfuls of yellowed foolscap with a little sticky note on top of each of those shoeboxes reading – I GOT TO GET ROUND TO THIS ONE OF THESE DAYS!

Round TuitBut this isn’t just about novel writing, either.

Any damn thing that you have been MEANING to get around to doing – go and do it now.

Fuck the bucket list.

Make your dreams a reality now.

Start small. Run to big. Huge is going to happen.

Write that novel.

Say those words you mean to say to that person you mean to say.

Do it now!

Get your ass to the gym.

Mow the lawn.

Climb Mount Everest, bare naked, yodelling, in grease paint!

Don’t be a Sissy-Wuss!

yours in storytelling

Steve Vernon

PS – I just hit the 35000 word mark. I’m behind on my quota. The rock is getting heavier but I am going to lean on in and look for an elevator.

You can follow my progress over at Camp NaNoWriMo, if you’d like.