NaNoWriMo 2017

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Back in November 2014, just a few months after I wrote Modern Persuasion, I decided to take on my first mystery story.  For the first time I had a completely original idea.  I wasn’t basing it on fan fiction and I wasn’t using Jane Austen as my model.  I had my own, original characters.  IRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 – Woodhouse Cafe and Yarn

How is it October?  Wasn’t I just working on a project in July?  Do I really have to think about what I’m working on this November? I guess I should!  It’s not a problem, I’ve actually been thinking a lot about how I’m going to spend November.  I have one project that I need toRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Recapping Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

I went into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo with a plan: re-write New Devil, my third book to publish. Today, I am going to share what the goal was and how well I did. What Did I Work On? The goal was to do the second draft of the second version of the book. You might recall,Read more

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Remember last April when I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo?  No, well I did and this April I did it again.  Last time, I was merely OK with the failure.  This year, I am actually glad I didn’t finish.  Today I am going to talk about why I am very glad I failed at something IRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo: 3 Days In

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017: Three Days In!

Happy Camp NaNoWriMo!  As I mentioned last week, I have a lot of writing plans on my plate for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo.  This is my chance to basically brain dump all my ideas so I can see what is ready to move forward. Snow Day = Writing 2000 words! In a freak April Fool’s DayRead more

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

We are just a few days away from April and that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a less intense program connected to National Novel Writing Month.  Instead of a firm 50,000 word goal, in April and July writers set their own goals.  This is theRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo plans

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Plans

I haven’t been writing any novels for the past month.  As I have explained before, I write during NaNoWriMo months: April, July, and November.  They are intense months, but I spend a lot of the rest of the year editing what I have written during past events. One thing I did this year was commitRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016

After NaNoWriMo 2016: Moving Forward

It’s time for me to consider what happens with what I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2016.  There are two different projects to consider.  First, there is the background information for Northanger Farm.  This was an exercise to help Christi and me develop what we want to write.  To move forward I have to give Christi whatRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016: Reflections of a Municipal Liaison

For the past 13 years of writing during National Novel Writing Month, I have spent 12 of those years as a Municipal Liaison.  What is an ML?  We are community organizers, volunteers, and cheerleaders.  It is our job to make sure local writers have the support they need and want to get through the month.Read more

NaNoWriMo 2016: The End… Not Really

NaNoWriMo is over!  I am done!  Well, as done as I can be.  What happened in the end? Quite a lot happened and all in about 2 days.  As I have mentioned before, I didn’t really write a novel this year.  I wrote 2 things.  First, the background necessary to help me co-write a novelRead more