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

Feeling Overwhelmed Financially at the Holidays? And a Challenge

There’s so much going on during the holiday season that it is common to feel overwhelmed financially and otherwise. It is a shame, really, that we have to feel this way during a time when we should be concentrating on family and friends. Clients pay late (sometimes even after the 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

Goals for 2015

I accomplished quite a bit last year, and am proud of what I did do. On a personal note, I acquired a son-in-law! And 2015 is already shaping up to be an exciting year: I am going to be a first-time grandmother! Very exciting! The professional goals I am going 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

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

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

NaNoWriMo Starts in a Month!

Am I doing the challenge this year? I think so 🙂 November is a hectic month, what with the visit up north to visit my daughter Skye, and work picking up at the inn. But I am planning to do the challenge again this year. I think the story I Continue Reading