Another November, another “I have no idea what I’m going to write”.
I really just have to admit it. I’m a pantser at heart.
Despite valiant efforts at outlining and character sheets, I’m still at a loss as to what will transpire this November. And that, dear reader, is the absolute magic of it all.
Woot! For the first time ever I won Camp NaNoWriMo!
If you know me, you know
I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, since November 2006. And I’ve won every year. Continue reading
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I have a title. I have a (tentative) blurb. I have a fake cover.
And it’s only October 29th.
Welcome to #NaNoPrep2016 where I’ve pulled together what I’m going to do for National Novel Writing Month at the last minute.
As of yesterday I can safely announce I am a
NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner!
2015 will be my 10th year doing
NaNoWriMo and I’m revisiting some of my favorite characters I’ve created during the event, plus adding another hero and heroine into the mix. Back this year are Clara, Sam, Constance, and Pat from . Joining them will be Clara’s brother – Oliver Hastings, the Viscount Thornton – and a family friend, Lady Eleanor Ormundsley. The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale Continue reading
Whew. Okay, so I “won”
NaNoWriMo 2014, my ninth win. This year’s book was the Victorian erotica novel, . The Westerman Affair Continue reading
This will be my ninth
NaNoWriMo. I’m such a geek about the event that I went ahead and filled in all my novels since 2006 – which just shows how geeky I really am since I’ve kept all that NaNoWriMo documentation over the years. I’ve left the original covers I made for the event and not the covers as published (only two books remain unfinished, and therefore, unpublished). I really like that cover! It’s a detail from Gian Lorenzo General’s Wife Bernini’s amazing Baroque sculpture , in Rome’s The Rape of Proserpina, 1621-22 Borghese Gallery. I also like that tag line I made for it: “Will she submit to the enemy?” I should totally use that when I redo the cover. Continue reading
Today I gave myself a pat on the back for “winning”
National Novel Writing Month with my book (book three in the Miss Danby’s Condition ). Harwell Heirs series Continue reading
I confess I am fanatical about
National Novel Writing Month. The crazy idea thought up by Chris Baty way back in 1999 literally changed my life in 2006. The year before I had undergone a couple of life-altering events, so perhaps I was simply open to new experiences. I don’t know. Whatever psychological process was at play, I ended up catching the writing bug and have been an advocate for the November challenge ever since.
My friends are by now, after eight years, used to my prodding and encouraging them to do NaNoWriMo, and I’ve been successful in getting several to attempt—and win!—the challenge. Everyone I’ve encouraged has been gracious or curious or thrilled.
Except one person.
National Novel Writing Month begins in 12 days – but who’s counting?
This will be my eighth year doing
NaNoWriMo, and my seventh book. Continue reading