Monday, November 30, 2009

NaNoWriMo Ends Tonight For Another Year

Well, my new novel, Lilli, met the NaNo goal of 50,000 words in this one month. Time to relax and finish it at a more realistic pace. For you Wrimos that made it, Congratulations! It truly is an accomplishment. For those of you who have done it in the past, you know what it's like. Anyone who hasn't done NaNo, it's worth it...all the pressure, the all consuming time factor, the fun, try it, I'll be you'll like it.

Lilli is at 50,000 but isn't done. Actually, 50,000 was at a turning point for Lilli so I'll continue writing fresh with it and continue revising Hada.

Good thing I like to write.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kennel the Inner Editor

This is my fourth year writing a 50,000 word novel with National Novel Writing Month. I missed last year's event because I was devoted to revising the previous year's novel, HADA.

LILLI is this year's sequel to HADA and to use a cliche, it's pouring out like slow molasses. Years past my fingers couldn't keep up with my muse and this year it's like a slow motion movie.

With the help of my fellow writers in this frenzy, I shall prevail. Leslie quoted the advice of Chris Baty, the founder of NaNo: Kennel that Inner Editor.

I did, but I think there was an escape reported.

Monday, November 2, 2009

National Novel Writing Month

The frenzy has started and it's great fun. This is Day Two and I'm at 5,925 words out of the 50,000. Check it out even if you don't want to sign up to write. There's interesting tips on the home page and you might be tempted. It's free.