Tag Archive | NaNoWriMo

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Five years ago, I had an idea and set fingers to keyboard to write it. I was obsessed with the story for the better part of two years. For three more, I learned the writing craft, polished the story and proposal. I pitched it at two conferences with a good response. Based on feedback from […]

Fall Update

Fall Update

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Welcome to December

Welcome to December

I pretty much skipped blogging for all of November. I blogged the first week, talking about my NaNoWriMo project, but then between NaNo and Thanksgiving, I unprioritized blogging in a big way. NaNoWriMo was awesome. I met several personal goals. I completed my 50K word count on the 21st, so I didn’t have to worry […]

Winning Defined

Winning Defined

I just “won” NaNoWriMo for the third time in four years. That is I wrote 50,000 words in one 30-day month. But really in some ways it was my fourth time. If this year’s project hadn’t been a redo of 2013 when I only got 40,009-ish words, I would say so for sure. I am […]

Realmies and Dead Russians

Realmies and Dead Russians

Realmies and Dead Russians, or how to get words on a page. The whole point of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It won’t necessarily be your best writing, but it’s words on a page. Bonus points if you write: A cohesive story that moves forward. Develop interesting characters. Gain insight into […]

Writing in the Corners

Writing in the Corners

It’s Week 2 of NaNoWriMo. Maybe you’ve had a banner week or maybe you barely got words on a page. Maybe you haven’t started yet. Don’t worry it’s not too late. I’m in great shape. Sunday I pulled ahead of my rounded up daily goal of 1,700 words. Monday I held on. Tuesday and Wednesday […]

NaNoWriMo Week One

NaNoWriMo Week One

November is a crazy month for me. Along with one son’s birthday, my husband’s birthday, several nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays, Thanksgiving (including family coming to town), an annual weekend event at Church, acquiring and editing stories for Havok’s January issue, and various other life-related things, I’m also trying to write a novel. So far, I’m […]

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) […]