NaNoWriMo is coming up! All right, it's technically coming up in November. However, it's never too early to start thinking about NaNoWriMo, it's only too early to start writing for NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo? From the website: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin … Continue reading 11 tips to “winning” NaNoWriMo
I almost forgot to mention that this Sunday (Sept. 13) I will be the featured speaker at the Redwood Writers meeting to discuss NaNoWriMo, and my tips on reaching the finish line of 50,000 words. For those of you who know me, you know that I HATE public speaking of any kind. However, this topic … Continue reading Event: How to write a novel in 30 days
Happy December friends! I can't believe we’re in our final month of 2014. What a crazy year it’s been! Here are 10 things I’m thinking of today as the year comes to a close. 1. It’s hard not to feel down when there is so much horrible stuff going on around the world, both close … Continue reading 10 rainy day musings
Yup. I won NaNoWriMo! Yesterday I crammed in 5500 words to cross the 50K finish line. Today, I wrote another 4000 words. And this weekend I plan to wrap up the novel altogether with the last two chapters of Love Truffle No. 9, thus completing the (very) rough draft of my second book in the … Continue reading Winning NaNoWriMo, and a few other exciting tidbits
1. National Novel Writing Month (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo) officially begins today. This month I will be busy writing the second book in a series I am releasing next month. I have literally been counting down the days until Nov. 1st! Join me at nanowrimo.org/participants/crissi 2. The Road to Hope is published! I've received some … Continue reading 10 Cozy Things
On November 1, 2011, I embarked on a writing adventure called NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. The goal was to reach 50,000 words by November 30th, and I was bound and determined to meet that goal. During those thirty days, I poured my heart out in a reckless rough draft that mingled … Continue reading Thank you.
About three years ago, I was in grocery shopping in a Trader Joe's when an accident unfolded in the middle of the store. A woman was pushing her toddler in the cart, and he was sitting in the wrong part. The cart pitched forward, and the toddler fell on the ground and became hysterical. The … Continue reading How Trader Joe’s helped me write my latest novel
I just sent out my 2nd newsletter today. Didn't get it? That means you're not on my mailing list! Click on the "Subscribe to Newsletter" link above to get on my mailing list and not miss anything. Here's what was sent out today: Happy December! I hope everything is going smooth as you gear up … Continue reading December book news
Only about 7% of NaNoWriMo participants crossed the finish line with 50,000 or more words this year*. If you were one of the lucky few, you deserve a pat on the back and a million publishers** clamoring to get you to sign with them. (*Note: According to NaNoWriMo, 300,000 people signed up, and only 41,940 … Continue reading Are you one of the lucky 7%?
Today the validator was posted at the NaNoWriMo website, allowing those of us doing this crazy challenge to validate our novels when we reach 50,000 words. I reached 50K on Nov. 22, but am still going with the story. Still, I couldn't help jumping the gun and validating my novel, just so I could get … Continue reading NaNoWriMo WIN, and how I did it