Tag Archive | NaNoWriMo preparation

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

It’s November which means men and women everywhere will be putting razors aside for “No Shave November”. It’s also a time when writer types or those who think they might want to try the writing thing dive into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This is my fourth year. I “won” (made the 50,000 word goal) […]

Octofinisho: Early NaNoWriMo Advice

Octofinisho: Early NaNoWriMo Advice

I’m four years removed from my first NaNoWriMo. For those who are unaware what this term means, it refers to National Novel Writing Month, a world wide competition that supports and motivates people to write 50,000 words in a month. For some, this is a great program. Prior to my first experience (and “victory”) with […]

Yeah, Yeah, Challenge Me, Whatever

* I’ve hung around writers long enough to know about that ACFW Nanunanu thing. Not long enough to remember the name, apparently, or to stop being surprised every November when writers start talking about it, but long enough to have mocked (in my head) those who participate. TT: Yeah, I know mocking isn’t nice. That’s […]

What’s Your Theme Song?

The other day, my banter buddy Morgan Shamy a.k.a. Morgs. a.k.a The Red Pen, asked us to vote on a “catchphrase” or a sign-off for her to use. It was brilliant. Really. She included two examples: Leigh Fallon’s  Talk Soon and mine, Word. Thank you, Red Pen. Many of you, well pretty much all of you who “know” me, know that, yes, I say word. A […]

Preparing for NaNoWriMo 2010

It’s that time of year again. With a single week left to go, we are approaching one of the most daunting writing challenges out there: NaNoWriMo. For those who are unaware of what that stands for, National Novel Writing Month involves joining hundreds of others from across the globe in attempting to complete a fifty thousand […]