Reader Research: Jr Hi girls

On this wonderful Wednesday, I wonder about many things. Most of them are research questions related to the NaNoWriMo novel I began yesterday. In three hours, I wrote 3,193 words. That couldn't be considered a terrific sprint, but it was a very satisfying beginning that put me 693 words above yesterday's scheduled goal. This is what I discovered: … Continue reading Reader Research: Jr Hi girls


>NaNoNews: Competition

>Competition with a capital "C" between my daughter and me, right here in the state between two rivers!If you're reminded of a song from Meredith Willson's "Music Man," that was intentional. (And that last phrase may remind you of a scene from a Lord of the Rings movie; then again, my family members may be … Continue reading >NaNoNews: Competition

>NaNoNews: 24-hour funk

>With a current total word count of 13,061, I'm 561 words ahead on my NaNoWriMo schedule. I had to get up pretty early on this unscheduled writing morning and hit it hard to catch up. Yesterday was not a good NaNoWriMo day for me. I managed only 237 words yesterday, and in spite of appointments … Continue reading >NaNoNews: 24-hour funk

>The Calm Before the Storm

>These last two days of October are the calm before the storm that will hit with gale force winds in November. That November storm is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for long), in which the ever optomistic would-be novelist attempts to write 50k words in a novel--from scratch--during one month. Yes, my virtual friends, that's … Continue reading >The Calm Before the Storm

>Wouldn’t you like to be my buddy, too?

>Would you like to finally write that novel you've always wanted to write? How about doing it in one month? And let's make it November because working around holiday preparations and family gatherings makes it more interesting.That, my friends, is NaNoWriMo!NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month, an event of truly global proportions in … Continue reading >Wouldn’t you like to be my buddy, too?