National Novel Writing Month

In a little over a week, NANOWRIMO, National Novel Writing Month, will begin. The goal of this one-month writing marathon is to write 50,000 words, hopefully a rough draft of your next novel. If you break that down to days, it comes to about 1,666 words.

When I first contemplated taking the challenge, those numbers gave me pause. I didn’t think I could do it. I’d already been working on one book for over a year and had only half that number of words written.

The idea, however, was enticing. I went online and read about this strange… Continue reading

Bum Glue

Well, isn’t this ironic?

My subject for this week’s blog post is Bum Glue – that elusive substance that successful writers credit with getting their work published.  In layman’s terms it is keeping your butt in your chair and getting the job done – the book written, the edits finished, the queries sent out.

After letting the glue get tacky and editing every day since the beginning of December (even through the holidays) – I’ve come undone.  I haven’t been motivated to edit my manuscript for the past five days!

Sure, I have lots of ‘excuses’ –… Continue reading