Last Wednesday, I dove into the NaNoWriMo fray a day late and 1,667 words behind. I set up my author page on the NaNoWriMo site and opened a Scrivener doc for my project. Today, I’m five days in and 6,829 words behind; but I’m okay with that. You want to know why? First, because I went … Continue reading Writer’s Weekend Edition – NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Embracing the Crazy
NaNoWriMo time is almost here! Most of us have written about the decision to try it, and recorded our success or lack thereof in previous posts. Jamie did a post on her 2015 involvement this past weekend. Because of the New England Crime Bake (next weekend), I’ve always had trouble hitting the 50,000 word mark. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo or NaNoWriNope?
Oh, my fickle writer’s heart. Make up your mind, I beseech you. It’s that time of year again – NaNoWriMo season. Yes, for the sixteenth consecutive year, November will bring us the joys and perils, triumphs and heartbreaks of yet another National Novel Writing Month. A week from today, at midnight on the 31st, hundreds … Continue reading Weekend Edition – To NaNoWriMo or Not, That Is the Question
Hey, Everyone! I’m back! Camp was great! I’m a little sunburned and a lot tired, but I had a wonderful time! Seriously, though, I’m glad I went to Camp NaNoWriMo this summer. I learned a few things: It’s easy to say you’re going to write 25,000 words (or whatever your word goal is), it’s hard … Continue reading Report on Camp NaNoWriMo
Here’s the bad news, I didn’t cross the goal line for NaNoWriMo this year. In part, it was because we lost electricity for three days, and I had to help organize a Thanksgiving dinner without heat, and I got sick (co-incidence? I think not.) But also a big part of it was that (like usual) … Continue reading The real meaning of NaNoWriMo
It’s almost November 1st—a thrilling time of year! I love the idea of National Novel Writing Month and I love that the only criteria for winning is to “have written” 50,000 words by November 30th. Quantity over quality for one month gives you a lot of material to work with for the next eleven months. … Continue reading Go, NaNoWriMo Participants!
I didn’t know I was going to do it until this past weekend. A friend of mine left town and asked me to house-sit until she came back. I love house-sitting for her for several reasons: She keeps a fantastic stash of cookies (yup, I broke that ketogenic diet right in half this weekend) … Continue reading Well who knew? Nanowrimo – here I come
I am moderating a panel at the New England Crime Bake this weekend. It is called “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery”. My panelists are Peter Abrahams, Beth Kanell, Kate Burak and Kim Harrington. The idea behind the panel is that YA (Young Adult) fiction is very “hot” right now, so let’s learn … Continue reading YA Fiction and a NaNoWriMo Update
I’m starting the party early here on the blog–who is doing NaNoWriMo this year? I am. And this year it is going to be different. I am actually going to do it. Here’s the backstory. I have tried to meet the 50,000 word goal a couple of times, but either lose steam (November is, IMHO, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, One More Time
I will not be crossing the Nanowrimo finish line tomorrow. I have failed – utterly – to get 50,000 words of my novel cranked out in 30 days. I blame Larry Brooks. . . . . . You see, a year or so ago, fellow Live to Write – Write to Live blogger, Wendy, introduced … Continue reading Nanowrimo #Fail (I blame you, Larry Brooks.)