Nano Failure?


A guy on the nanowrimo facebook group was asking if you can continue to post your wordcounts on the Wrimo site after “the end.”

And guess what, wrimos?  You can update your novels (under MyNanowrimo) ANYTIME!

I love this about Nanowrimo because they know that the whole process is just for US.  We “win” wrimo by writing 50,000 words, but everyone who writes during November WINS by getting words onto paper.  True or not true?

I wrote 500 words in October, and that was only because the fabulous Ms. Bader-Saye challenged me to!

Ok, so I’ll try to get back on task.  It would sure be easier if Jackie Marilla and I could spend the whole month of November together.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Enjoy the weather, the people and the food.  And write when you can!




Keep Going!!

I’m at that stage in noveling where everything I else I ever wrote becomes really interesting.  As in, “hmmm…let me reread the notebook I wrote during that mystery novel.  Maybe I should revive that one.”

NO, no reviving old novels, no excessive house cleaning, no out of town guests…

This is November, the month when novels get written.  🙂hikers-952535_1920

Friday, I wrote at Panera with two teachers from my school who are nanowrimoing and we cranked out 500 words before they had to head home to dogs and out of town guests.

Saturday, I helped my husband write a college paper about the book of Proverbs.

Today, at 6:30 pm, I finally hit the laptop and in three hours finished 1000 words and hit 10,000 for the month.

Yipppeeee!!  (Yes, I know that’s only 1/5 of 50,000- the Nanowrimo goal, but I don’t care, writing is WRITING!)

Favorite tools for writing:

I recently discovered Scrivener and blogged about how much I LOVE it. $40 word processor designed for novelists. YES! It’s like breaking out of a jail you didn’t know you were in. “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone..” Amazing.

I also love The Outlining Your Novel Workbook by K.M. Weiland. Do you want to make the jump from pantser to planner? Here’s your tool. Brilliant.

Then, there’s my favorite bookshelf. Natalie Goldberg– read them all and listen to them on tape. You’ll love her way of speaking even more than her accent.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, for those days when you need encouragement.  He’s great.

Building Fiction by Jesse Lee Kercheval

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

The Synonym Finder- a writer’s thesaurus.

I love books about writing.  Do you?  Which are your favorites?

PS.  5200 words this week.  Keep it going!!

Writing!! Yip! Yip!

Just a quick update.

I’m writing, and that’s the goal.  50,000 words will be awesome, but writing readable paragraphs works great too!

Yesterday, my grown daughter, her husband and darling daughter arrived for a short visit.  Oh, and my husband needed help on some college work.  Hence- Zero day.  But a great day.

Today, busy busy.  Sat down for 10 minutes and pumped out a great 378 words and I’ve got another 20 minutes about to start.  Let’s see what I can do!

Hope you are doing great as well.  Writing something is much better than writing nothing!  Right, Joy? Sher? Jackie? Kim?

Let’s do this!!