2016 Achievements

2016 Achievements

It was a crazy year.  I like to focus on the good things here.. or at least the things I can learn from.  I like to think about what I actually achieved during a calendar year.  I am really good with planning and visioning what is going to happen, but I never really stop andRead 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 12 Year NaNo Vet

After this year I have officially participated in NaNoWriMo 13 times.  I have won 12 times.  I have been a municipal liaison 12 times.  I have yet to publish anything from the November program, but come March one of my Camp NaNoWriMo novels will be published. I would not be a writer or author ifRead 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

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo: Nearing the Finish Line

There are just a few days left in NaNoWriMo 2016.  As of writing this, I am less than 3,000 words away from a win of 50,000 words.  I am by no means near finished with anything.  While I have mostly put aside my work on Northanger Farm, I have had some major developments with theRead more

NaNoWriMo and Writing: Writing Every Day

I think the one advice almost every author has given is that you need to write every day.  The idea, from the way I understand it, is that by writing every day we make progress and move forward.  It is making writing a habit and routine rather than another obligation we need to find timeRead more

NaNoWriMo: Day 14

It has been a rough week.  Not for writing, things are coming along beautifully with the writing.  It has just been a tough week.  I don’t think anyone will really wonder why.  I have turned to writing as a way to help process what is going on in the US.   Here is what hasRead more

NaNoWriMo Adventures 2016: Day 7

Every NaNoWriMo is different for me.  All I know about how I write is that I do it best with a 30 day/50,000 word goal.  Other than that, there are no rules.  No, that’s not accurate: I also cast my characters.  A lot of time is spend casting who would play this character among celebrities.Read more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Final Wrap Up

The month of October ends today as does the Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long.  It has been an interesting month and thank you to Maureen who stuck through the month and read with me (even when she got behind). Reading the book slowly was an interesting experience.  It was like being back in high school, but withRead more