NaNoWriMo is in the middle of the 4th and final week. When they say slow and steady wins the race, there’s truth in that. I haven’t “won” yet, but I see it on the horizon. And I’m making it there. While some of my NaNo friends passed me days ago—as in several days ago for… Continue reading Sliding Into Home Base with NaNoWriMo
We’re now well into the third week of NaNoWriMo and I’m still hanging on by a thread. Life took some twists and turns the past week and I was barely squeaking in my word count. But what’s most important is I am hanging in there. I’m nothing if not stubborn and determined. Haha! I even… Continue reading Week 3 of NaNoWriMo
NaNoWri is well underway and I’m keeping up. Barely, but I am. Typically I like to get ahead during the first week so I have some fudge room. Not so this month. In fact I got behind and took the weekend to catch up. I set aside a day at our place in the mountains,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week Two is Well Underway
NaNo No-No's--try say that fast three times! Last week I listed some must-have's for NaNoWriMo participants. This week I'm sharing a couple of things you'd do well to steer clear of and a couple of tips. Stop your inner critic and editor. They seem to be persistent little buggers during NaNoWriMo, and they're exactly what… Continue reading NaNo No-No’s
NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Which means it's time to create--worlds, plots and subplots, characters, conflict, music lists, and a space in which you love to spend time. Because if you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, you will be spending a LOT of time in that space. And with your characters. Over… Continue reading Making the Most of NaNoWriMo
I have out-of-state family visiting so family has been my priority this week. So this Wednesday's post is short and sweet. Next week I'll be back with some good information on making the best of NaNoWriMo. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one… Continue reading Short and Sweet
Anyone remember B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, or Borders? If you're a writer, you likely remember all of them well. To authors, brick and mortar bookstores are the equivalent of water to a river. We all dream of having our books holding space on the shelves. Even before I began to take my writing seriously, I spent… Continue reading The Lure of Bookstores
This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?
Not passion as in romance. But rather "passion" as described in another of Merriam Webster's definitions: A strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity. As I was journaling the other day it occurred to me how much I enjoy writing longhand. From the feel of my hand sliding across the smooth surface… Continue reading Passionate Writing
Camp NaNo was a success in so many ways! I got a huge sense of accomplishment by completing my hourly goal. Enjoyed "campfire talk" with my cabinmates. Met some new amazingly kind, fun, fellow writers. Established a solid writing practice. Discovered that no matter how busy I am (April was one of my busiest months… Continue reading Camp NaNo Success!