30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 7 – End of Week One!!

I had such a great time with yesterday’s virtual write-in on YouTube hosted by staff of NaNoWriMo I had a great day writing today! 😀 I wrote 4, 366 words which has brought my grand total up to 28, 355 words!!! The total for the event, as I may have mentioned before, is 50,000 words. My own personal goal is 60,000 words. I’m a bit over halfway there with the first and almost halfway there with the second, Considering this is only the first week, I’m doing a magalicious job!!!

I may even have time to do the editing and cover art and publishing before the end of the year!! It would be beyond fabulous to have a book published in time for Christmas!

Wish me luck and lollipops I get to my goal soon! Good luck and lots of lollipops for those doing the event with me!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 6

Today was a good day to write! I got 3,881 words written in a little over an hour. I only work on my novel for an hour a day to keep from stressing out. Stress is bad for a writer and can cause us to write nothing but junk that we’ll have to waste time deleting later. My total is now up to 23,989 🙂

At 3pm Central Time, NaNoWriMo is hosting a virtual write-in using YouTube and Facebook Watch. I’ll be on YouTube. I’ll post an update on my writer’s page on Facebook tomorrow. I’m only posting there on a weekly basis so I don’t get distracted. There will be virtual write-in events tomorrow and Sunday as well. 🙂 I look forward to them to join in the conversations and to see if I can get a new idea or two. 🙂

I hope those of you who are participating along with me are meeting your goals or, at the least, are still enjoying the event! Drop me a comment below and let me know!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 4

Today wasn’t as productive as the last couple of days have been. I did 3,668 words and brought my total up to about 16,200. This is far ahead of what the site has so I’m pretty pleased about it.

Thing is, I’m a bit worried I’m not filling the scenes out enough even though “telling” isn’t as good as “showing”. The way I set a scene right now is pretty minimal, and I’m not sure if I need to add more. I want to try to leave a lot to a reader’s imagination, but not leave them guessing. It’s a conundrum.

Good thing is, once the event is over, I can do more work and have a beta reader or two check things out before I move forward with my plans to publish.

I can say that despite my small issues with my own writing, I’m enjoying the event immensly. We have several virtual write-ins scheduled for Friday through Sunday coming up , and there are more for the rest of the weekends of this month. We kicked off with two webinars featuring staff of the NaNoWriMo organization as well as a couple of published authors. They were all fantastic, and I can’t wait for the next one!!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

30 Days of NaNoWriMo – Day 1

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writer’s Month is an event held every November and goes on the entire month. The goal is to help writers reach the goal of their choice in one month‘s time. The default goal is a 50,000 word novel. Writers can choose to begin a new novel or work on the novel they’ve already begun. Writers can also choose to write a book of poetry, a group of short stories, or whatever else they want. There’s no real limit to what can be written as long as it’s completed by the end of November.

This year, I was going to use this event to help me finish Vice’s part of the story in Golden Knave, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I’m finishing up the final draft for The Inbetween. I plan to have it published in December.

This is Day One of the event, and I’ve already written 4,026 words!! 🙂 I’m confident I’ll surpass the site goal of 50,000 words and hit my personal goal of 60,000 before the end of the month. If I hit it in time, I may reach for 75,000 words. We’ll see how it goes.

WRITERS!!! I encourage you to join this event!! It’s free, and there are tons of resources to help you reach your goal, even for newbies. Writing buddies are the best for support and encouragement, and this year, we’re using Discord to help with virtual write-ins and get-togethers!! Join me on NaNoWriMo!!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!