Camp NaNoWriMo + The Four Tendencies 

[read time: 5 minutes] Hi, everyone! I wanted to remind everyone that Camp NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow, the first of April, 2022.  What is Camp NaNoWriMo?  Some of you may be familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. It is held every November, and the goal is for writers everywhere to come together to cheerContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo + The Four Tendencies “

Final Day of NaNoWriMo: Did I Win? 

Expected word count: 50,000 Final word count: 21,375 Percentage complete: 43%  I lost. But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t try. One of my two Life Quotes – this one courtesy of my Uncle Tom – goes like this: Trying is the first step to failure. (In case you’re curious, my second Life Quote is: Life’sContinue reading “Final Day of NaNoWriMo: Did I Win? “

Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo: I Finally Made an Outline 

Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo? No, sorry, that’s just my word count. It’s actually day 22.  NaNo expected word count: 36,674  My word count: 17,326  Difference of 19,348 words Behind by 11.6 days  I have conceded that I will likely not finish my novel in the allotted time frame: November 30 at 50,000 words.  HOWEVER, IContinue reading “Day 17,326 of NaNoWriMo: I Finally Made an Outline “

NaNoWriMo Update: 18 Days In

NaNo expected word count: 30,006 My word count: 17,293 Words behind: 12,713  Days behind: 7.6  Here’s the thing: I have been getting a few good writing sessions in, all things considering. Also, I have to stop and say to myself, you’ve written almost 20,000 words so far? That’s close to 25,000, which is half wayContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: 18 Days In”

Halfway Through NaNoWriMo! 

If there was an award for the number of things that could go wrong in a month and prevent someone from writing, that award would go to me. Yay, I won something!  Seriously, though: of the seven days my daughter was to be in preschool this month (so far), she has been to one. One.Continue reading “Halfway Through NaNoWriMo! “

Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 

As many of you know, NaNoWriMo began on November 1.  Guess who got sick November 1? My 3.5-year old daughter.  Being a single mom means she stays home from preschool with me.  I didn’t get my word count in on Monday. Or Tuesday. Or today. Luckily, I pre-wrote enough to sustain me these three days;Continue reading “Update on NaNoWriMo 2021: Day 3 “

NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation

Hi, everyone!  As promised, I said I’d blog abut NaNoWriMo… so I’m here to update you on how things are going before even beginning.  Really, though: I’m writing a novel set in the 19th century, and as I’m not a historian, I actually have quite a bit of research to do. Besides getting up-to-date onContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Research and Preparation”

Join Me For NaNoWriMo!

If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month, held every November since 1999. The goal is to write 50,000 words – which is the “average” length of a novel – and be able to say “I wrote a novel.” Yes, that’s about 1,667 words a day, which, for someContinue reading “Join Me For NaNoWriMo!”