#NaNoWriMo- About 5,000 Words Short

2015 was the first year I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The plan was to write a 50,000 word story in 30 days to be the framework for a first draft. I am disappointed to announce that I ended with just 45,000 words. I have no excuse except that I was really…

#NaNoWriMo- Making the halfway point!

Hopefully, those of us participating in National Novel Writing Month are at the halfway point, 25,000 words. I made it barely.  That’s right, NaNoWriMo is all about writing a 50,000 word manuscript by the end of November. I am reading on Twitter how many participants have already reach the goal and I am impressed. I’m…

Some Encouragement For #NaNoWriMo

As most of you know, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am 10 days into it. I am following several Twitter accounts that offer encouragement to authors participating. They all have been extremely helpful in this process. The goal: write a 50,000 word story, something that can be turned into a…

#NaNoWriMo has begun!

National Novel Writing Month has begun! It is a rallying cry and goal setting opportunity for writers and authors to sit down and just write. The goal is simple: write a novel of at least 50,000 words. That’s about 1,700 words a day for a 30 day month like November. They do not have to…

First Year In #NaNoWriMo

This is it, faithful readers! This is my first year, as an author, to participate in National Novel Writing Month. It starts November 1st and I am very excited to be a part. The reason I haven’t participated in the past is not because of arrogance, but because I was not published, I felt I…