I’m back in the saddle again!
Okay, maybe not actually IN the saddle. I’ve never ridden a horse. In truth, I’m a little afraid to get up close and personal with them, though I love them from afar. We have a number of miniature horses in the area and I check on them constantly…from my car. I love them and worry about them on days I don’t catch a glimpse.
Anyhoo, I digress. But that’s okay, because it’s November and in November digression is not only allowed, but encouraged. That’s right folks, it’s time for NaNoWriMo.
- This is my 10th go at the 50,000 words in 30 days challenge.
- I’ve managed to win bragging rights 9 times.
- 8 of those manuscripts started during NaNoWriMo have been published.
- 1 was shelved* even though I made it 67k words in. I couldn’t go on with that one because I just couldn’t get it to be what I wanted it to be. Maybe one day….
My NaNo projects have been:
- Contentment – 2009
- Commitment – 2010
- Inamorata – 2011
- Hot Nights in St. Blaise – 2012
- Containment – 2013*
- A Will and a Way – 2014
- Love and Rockets – 2015
- Easy Bake Lovin’ – 2016
- Double Play – 2017
So you see why I need to round it out, right? 10 years, 10 wins.
Plus, I need the challenge. It’s been an okay writing year in terms of production, but not a great one. I’d like to finish strong.
I’m on track so far and will keep plugging away at it. Wish me luck!
Thank you to all who helped make the launch of DOUBLE PLAY such a success.
I appreciate your support and hope you are enjoying Avery and Dom’s story!
If you haven’t grabbed your copy, here are some handy-dandy links!
Well, here we are! It’s December. NaNoWriMo #8 is in the bag, and the 1st draft of Play Dates #2 is 4/5+ done!
I started tracking my #31brightspots this week. I’ve been sharing them on Twitter and FB, but here are the highlights so far:
12/1/16 Walking in the door and hearing this guy squeal, “Moogie!” Day = made. #31brightspots
12/2/16 – Fodder got me Labrador socks! Now he’s taking me and Sally to Sonic! #31brightspots
It’s not too late to join in. Just pick a bright spot (no picture required) and share it with the world!
Now that we’re into December, I’m in full blown planning mode for 2017. I’ll probably be doing some updating around here, so if there’s something you would like to see from me, please let me know!
Happy Monday, my friends! Hope you have so many bright spots it’s hard to choose!
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I’ll LOVE & ROCKETS ya, tomorrow! It’s only a day away!
Can’t wait for you to get to know Darla and Jake better!
In the meantime, I am still toiling away at the NaNoWriMo goals. I’m up to date and should finish on time. I have to admit, it’s been hard this year. The day job is super busy. As you know, there’s some birthday-ing going on around here (Fodder’s is tomorrow! Tomorrow! I’ll Love & Rockets him tomorrow!), there’s Thanksgiving on Thursday, and the year’s most anticipated event on Friday.
No, I’m not talking about Black Friday.
No, not even thinking about the (so-called) Battleline Rivalry game between Arkansas and Mizzou.
I’m talking Gilmore, and you know I am talking fast.
That’s right, this Friday, my pal Lulu and I will be snuggled in on my sofa with a smorgasbord of junk food, ready to live a year in the life with our beloved friends from Stars Hollow.
I CANNOT WAIT!
To celebrate, I’ll offer a little prize. Comment on this post with your favorite line from Gilmore Girls (any episode, any season, any character) and I’ll draw one name for a signed copy of LOVE & ROCKETS.
Did I mention that Darla is a spunky single mom of a brainy teenaged daughter? No? Yeah, well, you know how it is….
Now go forth and comment! I’ll pick a winner Friday, November 25th!