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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Catching Up and NaNo Update!

As you know, I'm in the middle of NaNo month and it has been hard to find time to write, yet I am fairly satisfied that I am pretty close to where I need to be to reach 50,000 words by November 30th. I have a feeling that it will be a sprint toward the end, but as you can see on the sidebar widget, I am over 31,000 words. Not bad. I want to be at 35,000 words by the end of the weekend. We'll see. I'm writing at such odd hours and for a couple of hours at a time. So with this week coming up it should be interesting to see how much I get written.:)

The good thing is that I'm not sick of my story, though I thought I would be, but I found some conflict and isn't that the gold of writing? Your story is just going along and then pow a new character appears that you never would have thought of, but there it is. It's like your mind has decided that this character should appear, but it never actually gave you a clue. So all of a sudden there that character is and it makes everything so much easier.:) In this case it's going to be a triangle between a guy and two girls. The story is being told in the guy's POV so it is really different for me. :) It's Young Adult, so it's all PG.:)

So with that many words written, I decided it was time to catch up with all the great blogs that I follow and haven't been to visit for awhile. I started with Donna McDine's blog Write What Inspires You! and I found the cutest picture. I wanted to share it with you. Donna won a contest for the caption for this picture and I'm sure when you see it you will see why it's hysterical!:) You can click on the link on Donna's blog or you go to Sherry Dale Rogers' blog to see it. If you love dogs you will love this picture.

I happened on a great interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith by Vivian at HipWriterMama: WBBT: Writing the True with Cynthia Leitich Smith and Cynsational WBBT Book Giveaway! Cynthia is giving away a free book to someone who writes a thoughtful comment about her interview and then emails her with their contact information. I entered, because I'd love to have one of her books.:)

Off to write more for NaNo tomorrow. It's too late to write more now, but I really had fun catching up with the blogs I follow. Still need to see more, though. A blogger's work is never done.LOL

There is one more thing, though. I am going to have a give away of a free children's book in the next week. Stay tuned for more details to follow. In the meantime, thank you to any new readers and to my faithful followers. Don't forget to tune into my radio show on Blog Talk Radio, Red River Writers Tales from the Pages. My guests will be Kim Richards and Julie Maloney. See Pirate Radio Brings Me Back to the '60s for more details on this week's show.

For my American friends hope you are not too stressed out by Thanksgiving preparations. I found a great way to make a list for things needing to be done and a shopping list. I'm using the Notebook app for my IPhone. This way I can bring it with me and then erase it when it's done. In honor of being greener, this is a use of technology and saves paper!:) If you don't have an IPhone think about getting one. I don't know what I did without it. You are connected to the internet wherever you are and you can get a phone call while still surfing the net. Pretty cool! Don't listen to the ads by Verizon. You get the same service as Verizon in most areas.


  1. Update on NaNo: I'm at 38,124 words. I am very proud of myself. I only have less than 12,000 words to go.:)

    Have a great Thanksgiving all of you!!!

  2. Congrats on your NaNo word count!! Keep going!! :-)

  3. Thanks V.R. I am at 42,540 words and should be at 43,000 by the end of tonight.:) Thanks for the encouragement.:)

    Happy Thanksgiving!


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