[Guest Post] A NaNo Strategy to Help You Win NaNoWriMo

Hi Feliza, thanks for having me! Now that NaNoWriMo is over for another year, it’s time to start planning for next year. (Tongue in cheek.) I first heard about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) through Chris Baty’s book No Plot, No Problem and I was hooked. I did my first NaNoWriMo in 2007 – andContinue reading “[Guest Post] A NaNo Strategy to Help You Win NaNoWriMo”

30 November: NaNo Wrap-Up

It’s the end of another season of NaNo, and it’s time for another monthly wrap-up – special edition! So how did you do this year, Feliza? Well… for the first time ever, I won!  I ended up with just a little over 50,000 words basically at the last minute, though I do have about fiveContinue reading “30 November: NaNo Wrap-Up”

[Guest Post] Romancing the Tome – or “You and Me Could Write a Bad Romance”

This is my fifth NaNoWriMo. Twice, I finished over 50K.  Both times it was with mystery novels. Once, I changed ideas around mid-November. I advise against this. Okay, sure, I could have kept everything I wrote the first half of the month and uploaded some kind of Frankenstein manuscript for the final count, but IContinue reading “[Guest Post] Romancing the Tome – or “You and Me Could Write a Bad Romance””

[Guest Post] Keeping Writing Interesting

One of the major reasons I have done NaNoWriMo for the past three years is that it keeps my life interesting. NaNoWriMo is a time to focus on writing, push through those slogging difficult days, and keep searching for those magical days. Which is why, when I say ‘keeping writing interesting’, I am not talkingContinue reading “[Guest Post] Keeping Writing Interesting”

Fun Lines from NaNoWriMo

When you’re trying to reach 50,000 words, it stands to reason that you’d have some very, very strange phrases that will later be edited out or replaced with “real” writing when you go about doing a “real” draft of your NaNo novel. Here are some of the strange lines and phrases from “Victorious” I wroteContinue reading “Fun Lines from NaNoWriMo”