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I did It! I survived my first NaNoWriMo and loved every minute of it! 50,202 words in less than 30 days!!!!

West Virginia State Reading Conference

My mother, my son and I just returned from two fabulous days at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, where I had made some incredible contacts, met some awesome authors, sold some books, traded some books, and actually felt like a serious author.

NaNoWriMo 12 of NaNoWriMo and I'm finally at word count 21737,,,but it's not good, not good at all. I've come to a part in my novel where I feel like I'm writing gibberish.  The not proofing is driving me crazy and I just want to go back and re-read an correct everything. We're encouraged to just write, write, write, and I know it's a good practice for the purpose at hand, but I'm at odds and running out of time...and words.
I like the sprints, though...


Day 6 and I finally got back to the keyboard after a long weekend of not meeting my quota. I'm behind, but I think I made up for it (kinda) this evening. I'll write more before going to bed.What poured on to the page in an hour astounded me. I had no idea my story was going down the road it ended on. Wow and viola! Sometimes our characters certainly surprise us! Day 4 of my total writing experience. Who every observed that Day 3 is the most challenging doesn't remember the afterbirth of Day 4. Haven't written a word today and my weekend if filling quickly with non-writing but essential activities. Woe is me!

Student Reactions to Abby

"I loved your book. It sounds exactly like my life." -Kenzy T.

"It (Abby) could be a Hallmark movie." -James M.

"Abby was fun to read because the sections are short and I feel like she was talking to me." -Courtney M.

"I couldn't put it down. My mom wants to read it next. Do you think that's okay?" - Nellie B.