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Lessons from NaNoWriMo + Novel Plotting Spreadsheet (Downloadable)

Whew! Did you make it past the goal line? If you didn’t, did you write more than you did in October? What things did you learn from the experience? This is my third year participating and my third year winning, finishing two days early! This year was different for me as it’s the first one […]

Writing Update – NaNoWriMo and More

NaNoWriMo Wow, Day 28 already?! If you’re also doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) like me you’ve only got today through Friday to reach 50,000 words. I’m on track so far with just over 45K written as of last night for my new novel (my fourth full-length novel) NOT ANOTHER DARCY, which is a meta […]

So you want to NaNoWriMo? Plotting and Fast-Drafting

This was prepared by me as a presentation for this month’s Mobile Writer’s Guild monthly meeting and cross-posted on their website. I thought it could be useful to those outside their reach, so thought I’d post it here too. First: What is NaNoWriMo? It’s an acronym for National Novel Writing Month, which is a project […]

To NaNo or Not to NaNo – Help!

Lord, I’m such a waffler! In my last post My NaNoWriMo Dilemma¬†(Oct 5), I’d laid out my dilemma with NaNoWriMo. Well, I reached the goal I’d set out in that post (to have my third draft of my current WIP done and sent to Betas) but I still hesitated committing. I felt like I was […]

Third Draft Finished

I set myself a deadline of last night to finish up my third draft, and I made it! I had a three-day weekend to help matters, and I mainly stayed inside in my jammies and worked on it. Sunday I felt like I needed to see the whole thing printed out, so I started printing […]

My NaNoWriMo Dilemma

It’s October! There’s a chill in the air (yes, even down here in the Kingdom of Mobile) and I’m starting to get anxious as this means the craziness that is NaNoWriMo is looming closer. I owe a lot to NaNoWriMo. Up until 2009, I’d tried writing, but I was so paralyzed by my inner editor […]

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