Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Phew.  It's over.  I did it.  At least as far as NaNoWriMo is concerned.  I got my 50K words done over the weekend, added a few thousand more, and pasted it into the word verifyer a few moments ago. 

And while the internal editor is still in her cell in the basement, I'm going to try to finish up...I think I'm about to put the villian, the hero and the heroine all in the same room and let them fight it out...hopefully the right two will be making out at the end. 

So what did YOU do this month? 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Yes, it's That Time of Year, Kids!

And I'm not talking about All Saints Day.  Or three weeks until Thanksgiving.  Or less than two months until Christmas.  It's NaNoWriMo!  Woo Hoo!  Love it, hate it, ignore it or whatever, it's here.

The first year I played, 2010, I "won", which means I managed to type 50,000 words in somewhat organized sentences.  Didn't get too far with that project, but it was a good experience, and it might get ressurected as the second book in my Napier County series (which exists mostly in my mind, but I have the tropes in mind).

Last year, I didn't finish.  Just fizzled.  I can't even remember what project I was working on.  Huh.

Well, this year is different.  I really mean it this time. I plotted.  I Beat Sheeted.  I joined a study group.  Okay, it's not a study group.  It's a very cool thing that Savvyauthors is putting on, in association with Entangled Publishing, called the Entangled Smackdown.  It's part of their NaNoWriMo bootcamp thing.  The Entangled thing is cool, because you get to sign up with one of their imprints (I went with Dead Sexy, the  Romantic Suspense line), and the editors log on and critique your synopses and stuff.  Pretty cool, no?

And then they broke us up into teams--there are five of us on my team, the Dangerous Divas (how cute is that?).  We get points for writing every day, for meeting our goal, for doing little challenges, cheering each other on.  And I'm always up for meeting new virtual people.

So, anyway, that's what's new with me.  Writing.  Happy November!