It’s November, and you know what that means. It’s NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month is the time when people abandon sane schedules, spouses, entertainment, sleep, and sometimes even food in favor of writing like crazy for an entire month. And the reward is... the satisfaction of having reached your goal of 50,000 words (and a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Here!
I'm done! It's November 30th, and I am officially finished my first draft of Out of the Depths. It has been quite the month, with a rollercoaster of emotions as I tried to figure out what this book was about and where it was heading. Some days I got discouraged and never wrote. Some days… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!
It's November 19th, and that means that all of us WriMo fans have been writing like crazy for 19 days. How is everybody doing? Don't give up. You still have enough time to finish your novel. Keep writing! I've got 48,863 words, and a lot farther to go in my plot. Here's an excerpt from Out… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update
In a few hours, November will end, and NaNoWriMo will be over for another year. It has been a glorious month of writing like mad, totally immersing myself in my story and my characters' lives. I have lived and breathed The Sea Child until it has become real to me. It has been so much… Continue reading Farewell, NaNoWriMo
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. I feel so blessed this year. I have a wonderful family, sweet grandchildren, good friends, plenty of food and a comfortable home in a beautiful area where I enjoy so many freedoms. I have a cute little dog who loves to walk with me. I am thankful for my… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I'm done! The Sea Child is finished, at 60,816 words. Of course, that's only the first draft. But I did it! Hurrah for NaNoWriMo. #NaNoWinner2015
November 15th: NaNoWriMo word count: 40,898. My murder mystery, The Sea Child, is coming along nicely. I'm at that point where all the lose ends and clues that have been thrown out there have to be twisted together and head towards a dramatic aha! moment. I'm having a blast! To all my fellow NaNo writers… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 15
Today I was able to spend a lot of time writing. (Over 8.000 words so far for NaNoWriMo!) I had so much fun! This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we stop and think about what we are thankful for. I have been blessed so much, and just one of the things I am grateful for… Continue reading The Gift of Language
My 2015 NaNoWriMo project is called The Sea Child (working title). It's a YA Fantasy/Mystery. Here's the blurb: When their parents die in a car accident, Maddie, Jack, and Barney are sent to California to live with their grandmother in her beach house in Carlsbad. But one day Grandma goes missing, and Maddie finds a… Continue reading The Sea Child
Marianne Leininger was kind enough to interview me on her website, The Newest Novelist, about my new book, Double Play: A Novel of Magic. Check it out! Thank you, Marianne!