Say When

So, I quietly did Camp NaNoWriMo in April. I thought maybe without the fanfare of announcing I was doing it and worrying about write-ins and taking part in the community (although all those things are great, and a wonderful part of the experience of NaNoWriMo) I would be more focused on the writing and less … Continue reading Say When

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Hi Diddle-dee-dee, the NaNo Life for Me

Call me crazy, but I'm going to sign up for NaNoWriMo again this year. Why, you ask? Because I need to get back in the groove of writing every day. Yes, I know, I can hear you saying "What about all that whining about no time to write?" Nothing has changed on that front, I … Continue reading Hi Diddle-dee-dee, the NaNo Life for Me

I’m Making Myself Crazy(er)

Ever since someone tweeted out a link to a doll house furnished as a haunted/witch's house, I have been obsessed with the idea of doing a similar one, but even moreso with the idea of putting together one furnished like the home of Andrej and Anne-Marie. Fueling my addiction has been EBay where I found … Continue reading I’m Making Myself Crazy(er)

Meet Rowena

I was trolling on EBay this morning, and BAZINGA! This is the spitting image of one of the new vampire characters in my NaNo novel, right down to the shade of lipstick. Even the hairstyle is almost exactly as I envisioned her.  Ok, it's a little creepy, being wrapped in plastic like this, but what … Continue reading Meet Rowena

Falling (hopefully not Failing) Behind

I have seriously run off the rails in my NaNoWriMo novel. I'm down by two days now, and my only hope is to be able to carve some huge blocks of quality writing time of the weekend. This is so not good. I briefly toyed with the idea of posting some of it here just … Continue reading Falling (hopefully not Failing) Behind

NaNoWriMo – Day 3

So here we are, well underway with NaNoWriMo 2011. I'm ahead on word count and pathologically hell-bent on staying that way. We know one day at least is a complete loss (Thanksgiving Day), so I have to make up one full day (1667 words) squeezed in elsewhere. I got off to a screaming start, clocking … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 3

NaNoWriMo Mock Book Cover

Thanks to a couple of Twitter pals, I decided to play around and make a mock cover for my vampire novel, which is still using the working title, Revenants Abroad. I hope Mr. Clemens doesn't mind. Here are a couple of things, very different in feel. Maybe this can serve as some inspiration for your … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Mock Book Cover

To Plot, or To Pants?

Here we are, a scant two weeks away from NaNoWriMo 2011! As I announced on Twitter last night, I have arrived at a decision about the topic for my NaNo novel, with a nice margin of time to ruminate on it. I read this post today on Tony Noland's blog, and basically he's got the … Continue reading To Plot, or To Pants?

I Shouldn’t Oughta Do This…

But, well, turns out I have no willpower to resist the pleas of a dear friend to wade once again into the fray of NaNoWriMo. Plus I stupidly logged into the site yesterday and started getting caught up in the excitement and preparatory events. My old author photo is gone so I'll have to dredge … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Oughta Do This…