If you are reading this, and you participated in NaNoWriMo, then I can assume you survived. You’ve either completed 50k or more and are celebrating or, you didn’t finish and are kicking yourselves. For those of you who completed it! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU ROCK!!! For those of you who didn’t, do not despair. You tried and […]Read more "NANO AFTERMATH"
We have 5 days left in our mad dash to 50k words. So, I decided today might be a good day for a last push encouragement post. In football, with 2 minutes left on the clock and the team is on the final down, the coach or quarterback will probably call for a Hail Mary. […]Read more "NEARING THE NANO FINISH LINE"
Three days ago, we hit the half-way mark for NaNo. I thought I’d entertain you with an half-time show. Enjoy Leave me a comment and let me know your progress. As of this posting, I am currently at 14,345 words. See you next week. Until then, “Don’t worry about what you’re writing or whether it’s […]Read more "NaNoWriMo HALF-TIME"
Last week, I touched on time (or lack thereof) being one of the impediments to finishing strong in NaNoWriMo. This week, I’d like to speak of another. It is the dreaded Inner Editor. We’ll call him Eddie for short. You see, normally, Eddie is happy to tell you about every word that is misspelled, all […]Read more "naNO EDITING"
As of midnight on Saturday, November 1, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world sat down at their laptops and began banging out words. I was one of them. I wrote for about three hours and pounded out 3005 words. None of us is sure if these words are the best prose ever written, […]Read more "READY, SET, NANO!"
If you’ve been a follower of my blog for the past year or two, you know what time it is. For the third year in a row, I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. This month-long act of masochism is for everyone and anyone who feels they have a novel inside of them, […]Read more "IT’S NANOWRIMO TIME, AGAIN!"
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I bombed this year. I didn’t complete NaNoWriMo. I didn’t even bust open 20k words. Thanks to a brutal cold (brought in by my sweet Godson, given to both my husband and me) several days of migraines, along with some vertigo and the Thanksgiving holiday, I didn’t achieve my goals. […]Read more "I BOMBED NANOWRIMO…AND I’M HAPPY ABOUT IT!"