NaNoWriMo Here I Come!


I am so looking forward to NaNoWriMo this year. Not only have I got a solid rough outline, which is something entirely new for me, but I am enthusiastic about the story line. I love my main character and can’t wait to write her story.

In the past I haven’t bothered with an outline. I’ve had some vague scenes in mind and worked from there. While I’ve been successful in finishing the challenge, I have not gone back and worked on the drafts. I wasn’t involved enough in the novels to bother. This year is different.

I have a number of writing buddies this year. In past years, I’ve sometimes dropped in to the forum, but I’ve never had so many buddies. Should be good for incentive and encouragement to make the 50,000 word count.

I am actually aiming for about 75,000 words, but that may not happen until a rewrite.

I’ll be interrupted by realtors as my house is going on the market November 1st, so I will have to write around showings. But that’s okay. I am psyched. Oh, and of course, I will have to find a new place to live. I love to move to, and decorate,  a new place.

For any participant who wants to add me as a writing buddy, I am faerieblu at NaNoWriMo.


Moving Day and Writing


I am preparing to move, and I had a staging expert in, to help sort out what should go where, for the sale.

As I read through the recommendations she made, in regards to sorting, making rooms look good to prospective buyers, and donating to charity what I can no longer use or need to keep, it occurred to me that this process is somewhat like editing one’s writing.

As I edit, I pare down the too long sentences, substitute better words, add descriptions and overall, make the piece more attractive to agents and to readers.

I am now off to sort through what is the result of thirteen years in one residence.

Keep editing those drafts!