Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm done!!

My nano novel, Flying Leaps, is finished at 61,506 words. I'll be using the month of December to edit it and hopefully beef it up a little, but it's done! WOO HOO!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Last week of NaNoWriMo

I have reached 44,500 words on my NaNo novel. Although the contest only requires 50k words, I'm working toward 60k. This has been a wonderfully motivating experience! To set a goal of writing an entire novel in one month, while working a day job and riding my horse, seemed ridiculous. To be well on my way to achieving that goal is incredible! I may not write all of my future novels this quickly, but I know I can if I want to. It's given me some good discipline, too. I highly recommend it to all authors and wannabe authors!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


November is National Novel Writing Month! www.nanowrimo.org issues a challenge every year to write an entire novel during the month of November. The idea is to just sit down and write that novel you've been thinking of writing for god-knows-how-long and just get it done--good or bad. No editing as you go, that's to be done in December. Many nanowrimo participants get their novels published, and there are prizes to be had. Just as important, there's about 79,000 other people doing it with you, and there are regional groups so you can meet other people and offer support, etc.

I've decided to go for it! I plan to write at least 2000 words per day during the week and 5000 on the weekends. I will also keep up with the Mommy's Survival Guide to Autism, sharedreviews.com, and my Associated Content articles (and ride my horse and play with my puppy, of course!). It's going to be a busy, busy month, but I think it will be good for me to get some discipline!

Please visit my nanowromo profile to watch my progress and read excerpts from my book, Flying Leap.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Sharedreviews.com will pay you $10 for every five product reviews, up to 75. This is for a limited time so they can build up their site before making it public. Check it out! If you'd like to write for them and make a little extra money, please use me as your referral. My referral link