Tag Archives: National Novel Writing Month

How to add a writing buddy on NaNoWriMo.org

Log into nanowrimo.org.Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘General Search’ box at the top of your NaNo Page (to the left of the sign out page).
  2. Enter the NaNo User name (or the name that you know) into the box, and make sure ‘Authors’ is checked.
  3. When the list comes up, find your person on it.
  4. Check ‘add buddy’ button to the right of their name.

The End!

Feel free to add me as a writing buddy if you are so inclined. Search kmcwrites

Check out my online course: How to Win National Novel Writing Month!


My new book

My new book started out as something else. I published my first novel, One Brave Thing, last year. Over the course of the year of doing talks and readings, I thought a lot about my characters and the story. One day, I had the thought: What if Bebe stays with Steven? How would her life have been different? I got excited re-imagining how the story might go.

What_if_Bebe_Stays_with_Steven_Karen_CreamerI decided it would be nice to write a couple of bonus chapters to give away at my book signings. I started outlining what I wanted to write. This was last October, and I thought I would take advantage of National Novel Writing Month in November to write it. This gave me plenty of time to work on the outline, and as I added to it day by day, I realized that hey, this wasn’t a couple of bonus chapters.

This was a book.

So, I wrote my second novel the same way I wrote the first. What if Bebe Stays with Steven? was birthed during NaNoWriMo 2016, edited over the winter, and will be launched this month.


To celebrate, I am running a special on the Kindle amazon-coverversion of my first novel. One Brave Thing will be 99 cents from March 13th (my mother’s birthday :)) to March 20th, for one week only.

And then my second novel, What if Bebe Stays with Steven? launches March 21, 2017!

NaNoWriMo, here I come!

NaNoWriMo 2013So I think it’s true that the more you write, the more you write. Why?

  • Because it’s almost 11PM and I’ve been up since 5AM and I am sitting here writing this.
  • Because it’s Day 1 of National Novel Writing Month and I have been sitting here on this hard, hard chair writing for the past three hours to reach my 2000 word per day goal (which I did meet! I did! Yay me!) and still I am sitting here writing this.
  • Because even after I did meet my goal, I was motivated by my fellow writers on the NaNo Maine Facebook page to write just a little bit more and still I am sitting here writing this.

Maybe Homeopaths are on to something…like really does attract like.


NaNoWriMo go away