Even though I am still knee-deep in final edits for The Follow, (which you really should preorder, BTW), I still need to get ready for Camp! The second CampNaNoWriMo for 2017 begins in July, but I’m taking it easy this summer. One, I’m only challenging myself to write 25,000 words during the 31-day challenge. And… Read More Two Words: Still. Savage.
My mother taught me a lot as a child. Even as a grown woman approaching forty, I continue to receive pearls from her – even from three hundred miles away where she resides in my hometown of Chicago. One thing she often reminded me to do was to finish what I start. ‘Don’t be a… Read More Why I Quit NaNoWriMo
Today marks the last day of NaNoWriMo 2016. Writers participating in the annual event are feeling an array of emotions: excitement, trepidation, fear, relief. The list is endless, as are the possibilities of what a writer can do with a complete (albeit possibly choppy) first draft. Guest blogger, novelist Kasia Manolas, speaks today of her experience and… Read More Guest Post: I Didn’t Win NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo begins in less than forty-eight hours. So come 11:59pm on Halloween evening, I will be hunkered down over my laptop, locked and loaded to begin my November journey toward fifty thousand words. I should be an old pro at this. I even self-published my 2014 and 2015 winners, garnering over a hundred reviews between the two novels.… Read More My Scary Weekend Before NaNoWriMo
We’ve reached the halfway point of Camp NaNoWriMo so I’ll keep this post short. Besides, you don’t have time to read because you’re completely blocked a writing machine! That said, it’s time for a midway self-check: Is your narrative flowing like the Mississippi? Is your word count goal on point? Are your characters doing exactly… Read More The NaNoWriMo Diaries: Almost Doesn’t Count (A 60-Second Pep Talk)