Two years ago, I wrote a blog post on Halloween night discussing whether I should take part in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I did do NaNo that year and "won," meaning I wrote 50,000 words in the month of November. That first draft sucked. But for the next year and a half I worked … Continue reading Juggling November
Winning starts with beginning. -- Robert H. Schuller Well, it's December! Currently I'm sitting next to a halfway decorated Christmas tree and a half-asleep husband, during halftime of the Giants-Redskins game. And guess what? I won at NaNoWriMo. Not only did I win, I over-won by 10,000 words. So why am I only halfway excited? … Continue reading I’m Back from NaNoMehMo . . .
In honor of the ides of November and the halfway point, here's a list of things I've learned so far from my first try at NaNo-ing: Fifty-thousand words is a lot of friggin' words. Just sayin'. The pesky "to be" verb family and I should just go ahead and get married since apparently we are … Continue reading Ten Things I’ve Learned So Far from My First Try at NaNoWriMo
Hi Everyone! Well, I'm still chugging along with my word count for National Novel Writing Month but wanted to take some time out to post an update. My problem now seems to be that my NaNo story is going in a totally different direction than I'd planned. If "characters drive plot" then my characters are … Continue reading NaNo Update and The Daily Prompt
I'm going to give it a try. Fifty-thousand words in 30... scratch that... 29 days! As I drove to work yesterday thinking about whether or not to try National Novel Writing Month, I realized a couple of things: (1) I really really want to try, (2) I have two holidays in November when I can … Continue reading NaNo NaYes!
I was honored when a friend allowed me to read her unpublished novel and proud when I finished it. Her heartwarming story involves a myriad of quirky, interesting yet different characters who I felt I got to know within the course of reading the book. As I learned about the characters, I emailed my friend … Continue reading Got Plot? Maybe Not!