This hashtag, #whyIwrite, has been floating around social media the last few weeks, and it got me thinking. Since TOMORROW is the kickoff of NaNoWriMo2017 (gasp! Are you ready?), and I intend to dedicate a minimum of fifty hours in the month of November in order to write 50k words on my book about service … Continue reading Last Minute NaNoWriMo Motivation–Discovering “Why I Write”
This was my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and my second loss. Technically it was a loss since I didn't complete the 50,000 words in thirty days challenge. I learned a lot, however, and definitely do not feel like a loser. I don't feel like a winner, but I am learning skills and techniques that will … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013…Lessons Learned
"That Perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library." ~~Aprha Behn I have now been home for two weeks from my DIY Writer's Retreat, and as this is the eve of NaNoWriMo, it's the perfect time to reflect on what I set out to … Continue reading DIY Writer’s Retreat Debriefing
For those of you who aren’t writers, or aren’t familiar with NaNoWriMo, this post is to inform, inspire, and share my experience thus far. NaNoWriMo (pronounced nă-nō-RĪ-mō) stands for National Novel Writing Month. I first heard of this when I read Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt in January 2010. At that time … Continue reading Happy NaNoWriMo!