Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

9:25 PM

It's NaNoWriMo

November is national novel writing month. This is a completely voluntary activity but each year, thousands of otherwise normal (and thousands of completely non-normal) people buckle down and see if they can write a novel. Clearly you can't expect to churn out a perfect novel in a sigle month, but sometimes it's a good thing to turn off that internal editor, allow yourself the opportunity to pick words that may be less than perfect, and get something written. I think it was Nora Roberts who said that you can fix a bad book, but you can't fix a book you didn't write.

For the past three years, and again this year, I've participated in NaNoWriMo, each time succeeding in writing 50K words in a single month. None of my NaNoWriMo books is published, although I think I'll publish NaNoCorporate in 2011--it had seemed less relevant after Obama's election but is suddenly relevant once again. Who would have guessed. It's not a political story, it's simply a novel set in a near-future world extrapolated from reasonable technology trends along with an extreme libertarian political structure. Last year, I wrote a young adult fantasy. I'd thought I would write another in this genre this year, but something happened and I started a romance instead.

If you're interested in participating, you can head over to www.nanowrimo.org, and sign up. It's free and there are lots of activities all over the world, so you can go hang out with other writers--or just give yourself permission to write the book of your heart. The goal, by the way, is 50,000 words. All of my books have been longer. I won by finishing the 50k words, not always by finishing the book. Even when I write "The End" I have a long editing process (hence none of the books being published).

I'm going to make KINGMAKER by Rob Preece the www.BooksForABuck.com book of the day. When her parents are murdered, Ellie Winters follows clues that lead her to an alternate earth. The power struggle there led to her parents' death, but she has to decide which side to support...and whether to become Kingmaker. Only $3.99. Here's the link: http://www.booksforabuck.com/sfpages/sf_05/kingmaker.html. Here's the cover (cover design by Karen Leabo):


30 Comment(s).

Posted by syringe filter:

We offer a wide variety of Syringe Filters that has different
pore sizes, as well as a selection of filter diameters to handle any sample will serve all your laboratory filtration needs
Wednesday, October 16th 2019 @ 11:29 PM

Posted by syringe filter:

We offer a wide variety of Syringe Filters that has different
pore sizes, as well as a selection of filter diameters to handle any sample will serve all your laboratory filtration needs
Wednesday, October 16th 2019 @ 11:28 PM

Posted by Rv Lift:

RV Lift by Hatchlift is designed for durability and ease of use. The installation of rv lift kit is easy to use. For those who loved to travel in RV then you should haveto buy “RV Lift” . Learn more about RV Lift by Hatchlift.
Tuesday, October 15th 2019 @ 10:42 PM

Posted by google chrome 2019:

Posted by Nylon Syringe Filters:

Simsii is specialize in Producing Nylon Syringe Filters ,
Monday, October 14th 2019 @ 2:55 AM

Posted by Prostate cancer surgery:

If you are facing prostate cancer, we can help you learn about the prostate cancer treatment, prostate cancer surgery, side effects etc. And more services. How to find best “Prostate cancer Doctors”.
Thursday, October 10th 2019 @ 2:19 AM

Posted by Rame Valve:

Thank you for the information you shared yes, it really helped me to learn it. Don't forget to visit our website at
Jual Valve
Jual Valve Smith
Jual Valve Jamesbury
Jual Valve RTK
Jual Valve Bonney Forge
Jual Valve Masoneilan
Jual Valve FCA
Jual Valve Walworth
Jual Valve Velan
Thursday, October 3rd 2019 @ 8:08 PM

Posted by maumaju:

Posted by Seminovos carros usados:

Todo os Veículos seminovos, venda de carros estão no portal do AnuncicarBH, onde contamos também com um Blog de carros notícias onde você acompanha Notícias do mundo automobilístico, seminovos em Belo Horizonte. Você de de MG pode fazer seu cadastro, super rápido no portal e anunciar gratuitamente, Carros novos e seminovos e Compra e venda de motos.
Monday, September 30th 2019 @ 3:56 PM

Posted by andre:

bigceme merupakan agen ternama idn poker
Saturday, September 28th 2019 @ 4:14 AM

Posted by gomeseo:

awesome website thank for sharing
Situs Agen idn poker terbaik dan terpercaya di indonesia
Saturday, September 28th 2019 @ 4:11 AM

Posted by jasabola:

Jasacash Situs Judi Jasabola Bandar Bola88 dan Agen Slot Online
jasacash adalah situs judi Jasabola bandar bola88 online dengan permainan Judi Bola dan judi Slot online terpercaya serta aman di indonesia. Situs Agen Bola terpercaya bola228 dan menjamin keamanan untuk setiap member yang bergabung bersama kami.
Saturday, September 28th 2019 @ 4:05 AM

Posted by liteblue:

LiteBlue is united states Government website is designed and used only for postal service employees.liteBlue will help people in their career, benefits, and keep everyone connected with policies that affect their Job. Anyone should not use LiteBlue USPS to assist their performance of work for the Postal Service outside of their schedule or approved work time.
Wednesday, September 25th 2019 @ 10:39 PM

Posted by google:

Wednesday, September 25th 2019 @ 10:37 PM

Posted by autocad assignment help:

Thank you for organizing such wonderful info. Students can now make their life easy and hassle-free by opting Nursing Assignment Help service of GoAssignmentHelp portal. It is one stop gateway for success in the academic field. You can ask for do my assignments online. We will make it for you at affordable price.
Wednesday, September 25th 2019 @ 10:37 AM

Posted by softalead:

Posted by messengerize:

Posted by carpet-for-stairs.com:

We proud to be one of the your local stair runners Toronto company in your area. Triexta, also known as Sorona and SmartStrand, is made from PTT polyester and has been around for almost a decade. THICKNESS True or false? Thicker carpet is more durable. So what questions do we ask and what do you need to consider when buying carpet for the first time? Whats your life style? Yes colour and budget are important, but we always start with the space and how it will be used. Depending on the flooring above and below your Carpet for Stairs carpet-for-stairs.com staircase, you'll want to select a color that goes with the rest of your home dcor. The tighter this is, the better it will be to withstand heavy foot traffic.

First, narrow your search to a carpet material that is as durable as it is stain resistant. The average household staircase has 12 steps. Decent underlay is an investment, and improves heat insulation and noise reduction.

A first-time buyer's guide to choosing a carpet For the first-time buyer, the choice of carpets can be bewildering. Open Stairs If the stairs are open on the side, then the carpet must be bent in two ways: lengthwise over the front of the stair, and widthwise over the side. But in areas that see a lot of foot traffic and activity, such as stairs, entryways and family rooms, it can be important to make sure you have a carpet that won't lose its color, softness and shape in a short amount of time.
Tuesday, September 17th 2019 @ 3:42 AM

Posted by TudopraObra:

Posted by TudopraObra:

Posted by TudopraObra:

Wednesday, September 4th 2019 @ 7:15 PM

Posted by Love Doll Palace:

Thanks for your sharing! The information your share is very useful to me and many people are looking for them just like me!
We are producing latest collection of silicone sex doll which made by well material, that's design according to our costumer request, so purchase these love doll at our online store lovedollpalace.COM.
Saturday, August 31st 2019 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by rachman:

Posted by rachman:

Posted by CDR report writing:

Nice! Thanks for sharing this kind of information. It’s really nice and thoughtful. If you want CDR report writing help then you simply contact our expert team we have available in 24*7.
Thursday, August 22nd 2019 @ 3:41 AM

Posted by Anak BSD:

Latest news from Indonesia includingBerita Hari Ini
Latest news from Indonesia includingRaffi Ahmad
Latest news from Indonesia includingLuna Maya
Latest news from Indonesia includingJessica Iskandar
Latest news from Indonesia includingSyahrini
Latest news from Indonesia includingAyu Ting Ting
Latest news from Indonesia includingNagita Slavina
Latest news from Indonesia includingRaisa
Latest news from Indonesia includingVanessa Angel
Latest news from Indonesia includingAura Kasih
Latest news from Indonesia includingVia Vallen
Latest news from Indonesia includingGading Marten
Latest news from Indonesia includingNikita Mirzani
Latest news from Indonesia includingAmmar Zoni
Latest news from Indonesia includingBaim Wong
Latest news from Indonesia includingAriel NOAH
Latest news from Indonesia includingAl Ghazali
Latest news from Indonesia includingAshanty
Latest news from Indonesia includingEXO
Latest news from Indonesia includingMonday, August 19th 2019 @ 4:07 AM

Posted by Anak BSD:

Latest news from Indonesia including
Monday, August 19th 2019 @ 4:06 AM

Posted by Caramenangtaruhanbola:

Visit to my website Caramenangtaruhanbola.com

Is a Information website online gambling
Taruhan Bola Online
Panduan Bermain Judi Bola Online
Trik Judi
Informasi Judi
Panduan Judi
Cara Menang Judi Bola
Informasi Situs Judi
Sunday, August 18th 2019 @ 12:43 AM

Posted by syringe filter:

Simsii specializes in creating and producing high-end disposable syringe filter
and membrane filters that are easy to use and will serve all your laboratory filtration needs .We offer a wide variety of syringe filters and pore sizes, as well as a selection of filter diameters to handle any sample volume.
Thursday, August 15th 2019 @ 11:13 PM

Posted by syringe filter:

Simsii specializes in creating and producing high-end disposable syringe filter
and membrane filters that are easy to use and will serve all your laboratory filtration needs .We offer a wide variety ofsyringe filters and pore sizes, as well as a selection of filter diameters to handle any sample volume.
Thursday, August 15th 2019 @ 11:02 PM

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »