I am pleased to say that this year I actually won National Novel Writing Month! I completed the extremely rough draft of Ashwood at 50477 words. I know that there are a lot of things I'll be changing when I start editing it next year, but ... Hey. I won! Ashwood was a lot of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 Round-Up
Coffee ... Check. Paper ... Check. Pens (assortment) ... Check. Outline ... CHECK. General food plan for 30 days of craziness ... Check. I'm pretty sure I've missed something in there, but for the most part I think I'm ready! For those who do not know what NaNoWriMo is, I would encourage you to check … Continue reading Ready, Set … NaNoWriMo!
It's that time of year again! That moment when I start really pushing the writing stuff and getting words on paper and all that. National Novel Writing Month begins in just a few short weeks and I've been happily fixing up my outline for a horror/supernatural novel. If you've never heard of National Novel Writing … Continue reading Outlines, Deadlines, and NaNoWriMo
The last several weeks I have been focused on Dead Weight, the sequel to Tapped, and I've been taking my NaNoWriMo approach with it. What is my NaNoWriMo approach? Well, for those of you who might not be aware, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is held by the Office of Letters and … Continue reading Crappy First Drafts
That's right. I'm one of those crazy people, the one's who take November and turn it into a month-long marathon with words. I went grocery shopping and stocked up on caffeine, chocolate, and popcorn. I made sure my son had a new Wii game to entertain himself while my brain is occupied in all things … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month – 2014
Woo! NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! For those of you who STILL don't know what NaNoWriMo is, go HERE and check them out because they will overload you with pure awesome! I have been all sorts of excited for this year's NaNoWriMo because it's the first year I won't be in school. Which means … Continue reading Prepping for NaNo!
So there I was trying to write a straight romance novel for National Novel Writing Month in 2008, bored to tears because ... well, I guess I'm just not made to write romance novels ... when my friend suggested I make the story "steampunk." I had no idea what "steampunk" was at the time, but … Continue reading Steampunk Flavor
I hope you all had as much fun as I did writing during the month of November. I do so love National Novel Writing Month and I was so happy to have the chance to participate this year ... even though I lost. I was short by about 14,000 words which if I hadn't gone … Continue reading Congratulations to all NaNoWriMo Participants
It's here! National Novel Writing Month is here! Since I'm not actually participating this year I thought I would just send out a quick note of encouragement. To all of you crazy people out there, frantically writing non-stop for the next 30 (well, 27) days, good luck! Don't look back. Don't edit. Just go! You … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month