The secret to writing (the draft of) your book in 30 days–

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts November 1, as it does every year. This will be my TENTH NaNoWriMo! In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo is when you commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days, the minimum words needed to be considered a novel (according to the Powers That Be in NaNoLand). Every year that I … Continue reading The secret to writing (the draft of) your book in 30 days–

How to add a writing buddy on NaNoWriMo.org

Log into nanowrimo.org.Follow these steps: Go to the 'General Search' box at the top of your NaNo Page (to the left of the sign out page). Enter the NaNo User name (or the name that you know) into the box, and make sure 'Authors' is checked. When the list comes up, find your person on … Continue reading How to add a writing buddy on NaNoWriMo.org

NaNoWriMo is coming and announcing a new course

October 1st! You know what that means? That there's only 1 more month before National Novel Writing Month begins! Are you planning to participate this year? I will be. This will be NaNo number 8 for me. I have completed the 50,000 words to win every year since 2010, and I expect this year to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is coming and announcing a new course

Spartanized

This podcast by Jodi Flynn (Women Taking the Lead) with Joe DeSena caught my eye because 1. I love Jodi's Podcasts and 2. My nieces and nephew just completed a Spartan Race (not the first for some of them). Much of the conversation really resonated with me! I was shocked, because whenever I hear about … Continue reading Spartanized

A friend of Kevin

I was lucky enough to be invited to be on Kevin Willett's TV program, Business as Usual. I met Kevin on Facebook when I responded to a video he shared. I started following his page because the topics he was discussing resonated with me. One day, he mentioned that he had a TV show, and … Continue reading A friend of Kevin

Doing the thing

I have been working feverishly, madly, to design the cover of my new novel. My publication date is 3/21 (as in: 3-2-1 liftoff! 🙂 ) and I am determined to make it. I originally planned to use my own photos for the cover, but then I started looking around on Canva, you know, just for fun, … Continue reading Doing the thing

On the radio with Megan Brady

**UPDATE: Here is the link to listen to the interview!** http://www.edgeradioarchives.com/audio/121916creameronbravething.mp3 I was just interviewed about my book by Megan Brady for her show "The Morningline with Megan Brady" for EdgeRadio (an online streaming station through Seacoast Media Group). How wonderful it is to be interviewed by someone who is great at it (thank you, … Continue reading On the radio with Megan Brady

I won NaNoWriMo 2016!!

So, this was not my first NaNoRodeo, as many of you loyal readers already know. This was my 7th consecutive NaNo win. I am so proud! I don't always know what I will be writing, but this year I did. I almost never write an outline prior to starting, but this year I did. I … Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo 2016!!

NaNoWriMo 2016

Well, I began Day 1 of NaNo 2016 quite on the ball. I had my outline done--first time ever, and I've been doing this since 2010. I had a Google doc ready to go. I told the fam that after I finished work, I would start writing until suppertime (thank you, thank you, husband who … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2015 is underway

I have been participating in NaNoWriMo  since 2010 and have always finished. I signed up again this year, fully confident that I would finish it, since I always have.  After all, I had a foolproof formula. I know how many words I have to write each day to make sure that I have some breathing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015 is underway