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Monday, November 28, 2011

NaNoWriMo

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

Friday, November 18, 2011

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

NaNoWriMo

So...day 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...

Friday, November 4, 2011

NaNoWriMo



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.