Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

And that’s a NaNo wrap

I made it to 50K on Saturday. Hunkered over my laptop as my husband and sons slept, I typed the final words of my 2013 NaNoWriMo creation. There were several times during the month when I wasn’t so sure I’d … Continue reading

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The last week of NaNo

Next week at this time, NaNoWriMo will be over. The last few days, it’s consumed me. My laptop has been out and I’ve grabbed every minute possible to add words to the page. I’m now at 35,019 words. (Less than … Continue reading

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I am still behind on my wordcount (if I were writing 1,667 per day I would have 35K today) but that’s not so far behind that I can’t make 50K by November 30. I still have hope! Recent reminders that … Continue reading

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There was a hiatus…

In my NaNoWriMo writing. My younger son turned six years old on Monday and that means we were celebrating all week! SO, I’m now at a place where I will need to write 2.700 words per day to make my … Continue reading

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If you were wondering…

If you were wondering, I’m still at the NaNoWriMo challenge. On Saturday I reached 15,000 words in my “novel in stories”. This is hard! (Hmmm…have I said that before?) It’s also great. I’ve been reminded how fun it is to … Continue reading

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Four Days Until NaNoWriMo

What’s another thing I love about NaNoWriMo? Community. The sense of community it creates. From the kick-off parties to the group write-ins to the online “buddies”, there is no feeling that you’re in this crazy adventure on your own. It’s … Continue reading

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Five Days Until NaNoWriMo

On Friday, I will once again take the NaNoWriMo challenge. I’m excited. I successfully finished NaNoWriMo in 2010. I didn’t take the challenge in 2011. Last year I took the challenge and stopped two days in because I realized there … Continue reading

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November 30 Means: That’s A NaNoWriMo Wrap

The month of writing a novel is nearly over; actually, it’s already over in some parts of the world. But here in the Pacific Northwest, writers still have just over 13 hours to finish their novel. In the class I’m … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on NaNoWriMo

As I mentioned in this guest post at Lisa Romeo Writes, I’m teaching a NaNoWriMo workshop at my older son’s elementary school this year. After a month or more of preparations, the students are finally in the process of writing … Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Time for NaNoWriMo

I’ve been busy teaching students at my son’s elementary school about NaNoWriMo. Beginning in November, they’ll join me in attempting to write a novel. More about my experience in the classroom is here in a guest post I wrote for … Continue reading

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