NaNoWriMo ‘15 Week 1

Nearly a week into NaNoWriMo ‘15 I’m not doing great. My back has been giving me fits for three weeks now, and I’ve been going to the chiropractor since early this week. I am finally getting better but I’m still pretty sore and not sleeping all that well. Earlier this week I was doing my best to function on only 3 hours sleep. Now I’m doing better but it’s a slow climb. My story is good, I’m just having a hard tuning into my characters. I’m sure it’s more than a little bit due to the lack of sleep and the crazy busy schedule we’ve had over the last week. I’m hoping that some good rest and a calmer schedule will help me get some extra work done over the weekend and into next week.

How is your NaNo going?


It’s almost here!

The start of NaNoWriMo ‘15 that is. Are you ready? I am. I’ve spent much of October working on characters and settings, figuring out just what the plot twists are (at least some of them) and where I think this story is going. You know me, it’s a romance, but it’s never just a straightforward boy meets girl, there’s always some difficulty they have to deal with and get around to make things work. I won’t say I’m not busy, I am. but then that’s a way of life for me these days. At least this year we’re not making 60 plus pies for the old man to sell at work (for work profit, I got nothing out of it.)

I’ve got my scrivener all set up and I’m ready to get busy. But first we have a kick off party on Saturday (oh, yeah, did I mention I’m co-MLing for my area this year? The prep classes went amazingly well, now we just have to get through November.)

Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Are you ready?


General Updates

As I get ready to head out to teach another session of Creating Cool Characters for our NaNo Prep classes at the library I feel the need to drop in with a quick up date.

We’re still on release week for Wicked After Dark. We’ve had a ton of help and right now we’re even featured on Free Kindle Books and Tips. So far, I’ve managed to get as high as #46 on Amazons bestselling Paranormal Romance Authors list, and let me tell you, I’m so excited I can’t sit still.


I did it!

The first draft is done, before my deadline too! Now I’m focusing on NaNoWriMo Prep. I’m once again a NaNo ML so I’m planning for my book and giving a series of classes to help others to be ready for NaNo. Oh, and research. Research is my friend these days. I’m looking at doing something totally different for NaNo this year so I’m trying to get all my research done ahead of time, or at least gathered and ready to check when I run across a question.

Are you planning on doing NaNo this year?


NaNoWriMo ‘14 Day 13

I’ve cleared 2500 words for today, and I broke the 25k mark yesterday. I’m doing well. I should be able to take off a few days when I’ve just got too much stuff going on to write, without problem.

How’s your NaNo going?


NaNoWriMo ‘14 Day 8

We’ve got some family in from out of town this weekend so I’m getting less done than I’d prefer, but it’s been a good visit. I am getting a little bit done each day, and I’m not falling behind of the recommended milestones, but I’m not making the two thousand words I like to get each day. I’m sure I’ll be better able to catch up some once people go back to school, but that won’t be till Wednesday for some of them.


NaNoWriMo ‘14 Day 6

Slow day yesterday, only a couple hundred words but it was the old man’s birthday… Today I managed about eighteen hundred words… not quite my two thousand word personal goal, but at least I made the 1667. I’m still a couple days ahead, which makes me happy.


NaNoWriMo ‘14, Day 4

I’ve done it, managed my 1667 for today, I also managed to hit (and pass) the 10k milestone. And it’s not yet noon. I have several things to do this afternoon (like Writing Group and picking up kids…) but I hope to increase my word count even more this evening.

How’s your NaNoWriMo going?


NaNoWriMo ‘14 Day 3

Day 3 has arrived… it also happens to be the first week day. Where I don’t have a house full of kids and hubby. I have time and space to think of more than what do they want/need now. I had the 1667 words before 8am and I’m continuing to add to the count as the day continues. Stalker Puppy is trying to help, but he’s more of a hindrance.


NaNoWriMo’14 Day 2

I make my way eagerly through the dimly lit tunnel knowing there is something just ahead. Exactly what it is evades me, but I know I’ll discover it when the time is right.

Bwahahaha, No, really. I’m doing well, words and story are flowing, if not in great rushes, at least at a steady flow. I’ve managed my minimum for today and still have eight hours left in the day. I’m doing well.

How are things going for you?