Tag Archive | NaNo

All the Craft Books

All the Craft Books

I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on a new manuscript. My first completed manuscript and its sequels were written totally by the pantser method with the only outline being a rough one in my head. Last year I decided to use Jeff Gerke’s Write Your Novel in a Month. It’s a basic […]

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is over. In some ways, that’s a huge relief, and in others, it’s a disappointment. The goal, of course, is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve completed it some years. I’ve gotten close others. Last year I didn’t even try. This year, I gave […]

Creating Anew

Creating Anew

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts in two days. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. I’ve completed it in the past, and I’ve come close to completing it, and I’ve accomplished my own goals (one year I wrote a middle-grade book one year that wasn’t 50K words, but I finished […]

Failing NaNo

Failing NaNo

I hadn’t really planned on doing NaNo this year. I love the idea, and I’m the kind of person who works well under a deadline. Having the goal and the time limit in which to complete it really helps propel me. I haven’t always completed it, but I’ve come close or competed at least one […]

The Treasure of Banshee Isle

The Treasure of Banshee Isle

So, as I mentioned last week, I had a hard time coming up with a project for NaNoWriMo. I missed about a day and a half simply because I couldn’t decide what I was working on. That was followed by what has been one of the busiest, most stressful weeks of my existence, due to […]

NaNoWhat?

NaNoWhat?

Yeah. Exactly. NaNoWriMo has officially started and I don’t have the slightest idea what I’m writing. Not the slightest. I’ve considered several ideas. One was to work on the third book in the series my current WIP begins. The down side, though, is that since I’ve been doing nothing but raking over Book One for […]