NaNoWriMo Week 1 Check In & 2009 NaNoWriMo Excerpt

Hello, Lovelies. I hope Week 1 of NaNoWriMo is treating you well and that you've made your word count goals and have pretty much made this novel your bitch. If you are following the word count daily goal, you "should" be at 11,669 words. I'll be honest. I am already behind. I skipped a day, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 1 Check In & 2009 NaNoWriMo Excerpt

NaNoWriMo Advice Part 2

On the eve of NaNoWriMo, I thought I'd give you a few last words of wisdom. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. 6.  If possible, write at the same time/place everyday. You're more apt to stick with it and complete your manuscript if you have a routine (this is true for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Advice Part 2

NaNoWriMo Advice Part 1

As promised, here is my (unsolicited) advice for how you can survive NaNaWriMo next week. 1. Come up with an idea you can follow through on. This is not the time to try and invent the next Hunger Games, because frankly, you won't. I'm sorry, but it's true. I won't even write the next HG. Instead, focus … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Advice Part 1

Why NaNoWriMo Matters

I'm a big fan of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, held each November. For those of you living under a rock, NaNoWriMo is basically a contest you hold with yourself to write that damn novel you keep talking about to all your friends. You have 30 days (no cheating or starting early) to pound … Continue reading Why NaNoWriMo Matters