Are You a NaNoWriMo Rebel?

I’ve been doing some reading on the NaNoWriMo site, even though I’m not planning to join the fun this year. Why? Because I’m curious. About what? Their official stance on writing nonfiction rather than fiction for the challenge. You see, I’ve been toying with the idea of using the challenge Continue Reading

It’s Time to Prep for NaNoWriMo…

… but I wont be joining in this year. I didn’t last year, either. Why? Last year I was busy prepping a series of short stories for publication. These stories, part of the Tales from the Mountain book of short stories, were written way back in 2008 as part of Continue Reading

No NaNoWriMo for Me this Year

Why? I want to finish up some things. I have a nonfiction book (for this blog) I want to publish in the next couple of months, plus 4 short stories. That is a lot of work, without adding the pressure of needing to write 50,000 words in 30 days. First Continue Reading

I Won NaNoWriMo 2014…

… with 50,076 words on November 25, 2014. The month of November, even though I start out so excited about the NaNoWriMo Challenge, is quite stressful, what with work and holiday stuff. But it is well worth my time and effort, and always exciting when I get to the 50,000th Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo Update 11/11/2014

Well, my plans for writing on November 2nf did not pan out. See NaNoWriMo has Begun. I had the best of intentions, believe me, but the weather was so bad we lost the power for most of the day, after only a few hundred words typed. I was so disappointed. Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo 2014 has Begun

This is what it looked like outside my window this morning. The first snow. And a yucky one. My Facebook status reads: “It would not have been so bad if I had woken to light, fluffy snow falling gently to the ground. But no, it has to be THIS kind Continue Reading

My NaNoWriMo Prep Week 2014

Not much time left to prepare for NaNoWriMo! In the past I have done Prep-Days: My NaNoWriMo Prep Day 2013 What I did on My Pre-NaNo Day This year, however, I have not yet been able to find a single day to do all the prepping. Therefore, I have been Continue Reading

2014 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

2012 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit 2013 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit NaNoWriMo begins on the first! I am excited and nervous at the same time. I am going to be working on a new story, that I am not entirely prepared to write. I am doing what I can to prepare for November, Continue Reading

Getting Ahead, In Preparation for NaNoWriMo

Embed from Getty Images NaNoWriMo begins November 1st, and I am beginning to prepare already. I want to be sure I have all my ducks in a row so I will have plenty of time to work on my book. There are many things a writer can do to prepare Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo: Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Healthy

Embed from Getty Images With NaNoWriMo starting November 1st, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to get through that month as smoothly as possible. We want to come through the other end in relatively good health, physically and mentally. November, after all, is a darn stressful, Continue Reading