The first of the #SixtyBooks I read for 2016 was See Me by Nicholas Sparks. After finishing this book, I realized that I've been reading Sparks' books for nearly twenty years -- twenty years! Two decades! (Where has the time gone?) The first was The Notebook, and I can remember reading it on a warm … Continue reading See Me by Nicholas Sparks
FORWARD IS FORWARD, NO MATTER HOW SLOW It's Day 20 and my novel is currently 14,342 words. You might think that I would be frustrated or discouraged with my progress. You might think that I should be worried. I am not. I actually still feel pretty good about it. My novel has taken a few turns since I … Continue reading Day 20 of CampNaNoWriMo and still at 14,342 words
7,612 WORDS SO FAR This idea is now officially a work in progress! (I'm not so sure how much sense these few thousand words make just yet, but they're there, all in one document, in some kind of an order. They're a beginning.) As I promised myself, I'm not doing any editing work until I've finished writing … Continue reading Day 2 – 7,612 words
IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED... I've tried this challenge of writing a novel in one month a few times before. Each of those times, I have been unsuccessful. But hey, nothing says "hopeless optimist" like dusting yourself off and trying again, right? All jokes aside, I know that successfully completing this challenge is possible and … Continue reading Don’t forget to write! Going to summer camp at CampNaNoWriMo
I have to say that this has been a really good decision on my part to listen to the advice of others! (Pat on the back for me.) And, I would like to extend the challenge of the 1,000 Word Pledge to anyone else who wants to finish something that they are working on. … Continue reading 1,000 Word Pledge Update – Day 6 and Challenge!
Today is a "work day" so it is a good test of my commitment to the pledge...and I passed the test! After working all day, I wrote 262 words for the thesis, 735 words for the novel and 315 words for miscellaneous projects (not including lesson plans or blog posts) for a grand total of … Continue reading 1,000 Word Pledge Update -Day 4
I have noticed that on a multitude of blogs, the authors post entries about how many words they have written that day, the status of a particular project (there are even widgets designed specifically for this purpose!) and I have sort of read those entries and just said, “Okay. Gee, thanks for sharing.” But, I … Continue reading Commitment and the 1,000 Word Pledge