I still #amediting

  • This may take awhile

Over the last two days I have edited the same Prologue and beginning two chapters three times.  Time to move on to two other chapters.

I want to make a Scene/Story board but wonder if it would even be useful this close to finishing.  I have an outline by chapter and by book day but I am a visual person.  I would love to make a board of scene by scene action to gaze upon fondly but wonder if it would even be of any creative use.

I also did some more Christmas movie watching today even caught Ghostbusters 1 & 2.  The kiddos thought some parts were a bit scary so I ended up watching alone while they built castles in the kitchen.

Back to normal life for the next few weeks and then Christmas break will be here.  Have you gpt your Christmas shopping done?  I have a few left to get things for the toughies: a 16 year old and my gran who has probably gotten every present ever thought of twice.

I am excited to start my ‘what’s now’ #NaNoWriMo but first I need to decide if I’m happy with Her Unexpected Life’s ending.  Did you meet you MaNo goals?

(Sorry for the crazy hodge podge of thoughts tonight.  I need sleep.)

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We wrapped some Christmas presents yesterday so today I took pictures of the kiddos in front of the tree.

I am editing Out of the Blue this evening while watching Christmas movies.  My husband looks at me like I’m crazy and goes into the other room to watch football. I love Christmas movies. So I’m getting more watching then efiting done but it’s suppose to be Thanksgiving Holiday Break.

Hope your NaNoWriMo is going well. I may have actually finished my NaNo entry. I got my 50,000 words on Thanksgiving but continued on a bit more. I can’t decide I need some tome away from it.

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Todays Stats

NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner

My #NaNoWriMo final numbers for the day.image

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Six

Update Day Twenty-Six #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life

Happy Thanksgiving!

I did it!  I crossed the 50,000 mark and have completed the #NaNoWriMo challenge!!

I’m so excited.  My stories not done but it’s not far now.  Though I may take the rest of the week off and enjoy the vacation my kids get from school before I finish it.  Maybe…

NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner

Tip 11: Write.

It can’t be said enough, just write.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you can be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Five

Update Day Twenty-Five #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to update this last night.  I didn’t have the greatest day yesterday I only got 1,317 words.  I was hoping to get at 2,000 but time didn’t allow it.  I only have 2,651 words left to write to I complete the #NaNoWriMo challenge!  I don’t know if my story will be done though but I may take a week off.  My right hand, elbow and shoulder have begun to develop a dull ache that comes and go.  Anyone got any ergonomic tips?

I took the girls to see Santa and he gave us a ticket to paint an ornament in the mall.  My girls loved this and want to go back to that place and paint more stuff.  Then we stopped and got something to eat and when we got to our destination I had to set up a DVD player.  It won round one but I bested it in round two.  I left the girls their to spend the night with their cousins and came home to write my meager 1,317 words but at least I did get to write.  Today will be just as busy but maybe I can squeeze in some writing.

Tip 11: Write.

It can’t be said enough, just write.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you can be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Four

Update Day Twenty-Four #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I think I have my best day yet as far as word count goes I got 2,395 words typed today. This brings me over 45,000 up to 46,032.  Getting this many words was a struggle.  My oldest had her school feast today so my day was much like yesterday with three trips to town.  One to take her to school, one to go to her feast and one to pick her up from school which I had to do in the office because I needed her as soon as they released them.  This had to be done to get my youngest to dance in time because class times had been shifted to get everyone in before the holiday.

Tip 11: Write.

It can’t be said enough, just write.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you can be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Three

Update Day Twenty-Three #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I typed 1,956 words so far tonight.  I’m doing my nightly post because I’m not sure if I can stay awake any longer.  My novel is unto 43,637 words!  Woot!  Hoping tomorrow will be a big writing day.  Night fellow #NaNoWriMo writers and followers.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-Two

Update Day Twenty-Two #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life

I typed 1,670 words to day bringing me up to 41,681 words in total.  I hope to reach 50,000 words early to enjoy the holiday weekend.  I’m shooting for completion on Wednesday.  If I don’t get to typing I will at best reach 48,000 by my calculations.

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty-One

Her Unexpected Life

Update Day Twenty-One #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

I have crossed the 40,000 mark!  I wrote 1,835 words on my #NaNoWriMo
novel #HerUnexpectedLife bringing my total to 40,011.

I have started to come to the conclusion I need two projects going at once to keep from getting burned out.  So, I worked on doing some editing on the addition to #OutoftheBlue.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Twenty

Brickley Jules

Her Unexpected Life

Update Day Twenty #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

I have made it to 38,176 words on my #NaNoWriMo
novel #HerUnexpectedLife!  I can see 40,000 in the distance.  I hope to write more on it today but won’t do another update.  I have written 2,044 words so far today.  I’m over the crazy hump/wall/obstacle I hit that made me dread picking up my laptop.  I got my goal everyday and most days was above it but I just wanted a break from Curtis, Luke and Valerie.  Today it seems to have dissipated and I am excited again to write their story.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Nineteen

Brickley Jules

Her Unexpected Life

Update Day Nineteen #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

My #NaNoWriMo
novel #HerUnexpectedLife is up to 36,132 words!  I wrote 1,821 of those words today.  I keep chipping away at the 50,000.  How are you doing?

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Eighteen

Brickley Jules

Her Unexpected LifeUpdate Day Eighteen #NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

I have written 2,068 words today on my #NaNoWriMo Novel #HerUnexpectedLife which is now at 34,311 words!  I was trying to make it to 35,000 by the end of the day but time has run out on me.

Do you write different genres in different pen names? Or use your name for a certain genre and your pen name for another?

#OutoftheBlue ‘s addition is done!!  I  have been editing this rough first draft.  I will do it about six times
before I let anyone else even read it.  Then I will read along on my nook
while they read it for their first and second edit helping to hopefully check typos.  I think my editing system needs to be shaken up.  I’m pondering a new way to streamline the process.  I may try it with Her Unexpected Life to see if it works.

Tip 10:  Start.

You have to start to every finish.  Pick up the pen and write.  It could be an outline, character profiles, have your character take a personality quiz but you have to start writing /typing something if you ever want to finish.

Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Seventeen

Brickley Jules

Update Day Seventeen

#NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life-3I wrote 1,747 of words today on my #NaNoWriMo Novel #HerUnexpectedLife which is now at 32,243 words!

The further I get into this story the more I think it’s not a Brickley Jules book.  What I mean is if Brickley Jules is a brand then she would be one that made sexy undies.  Her Unexpected Life is a comfy sweater.  So it may need a different brand name.  Do any of you write under different names?

#OutoftheBlue ‘s addition is up to 13,894 words.  I wrote 1,584 words on it today.  Brining the whole novel up to a whopping 58,806.  Better still it is done!!  I still have to edit it but I have filled the gap I was trying to fill.  So on with editing and then adding into the main novel soon it will be done.  Christmas is looking achievable at least New Years.

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Tip 9: Believe in yourself.

You can do this.  You are not alone a lot of others are in this with you and if you only accomplish writing everyday then you have made writing everyday a habit.  One you ca be proud of.

Tip 8: Set a writing time.

In other words make a schedule or say at 11:00 am everyday I am going to write.  Then make it happen.  Leave breakfast with your friends in time to get to your writing spot, put the mop down, stop folding laundry, my point just do what you need to do to make your writing a priority.

Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

#NaNoWriMo Day Sixteen

Update Day Sixteen

#NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

Her Unexpected Life-3Worked yesterday and forgot to post an update I guess.  Sorry.  I thought I did.

My #NaNoWriMo Novel #HerUnexpectedLife is now at 30,496 words!  I wrote 1,693 of those words today.

I wrote 466 words on #OutoftheBlue ‘s addition last night.  It’s at 12,310 words now.  That brings the whole book up to 57,222 words.

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Tip 7: Use available resources.

If you get stuck check out the Forums on The Nation Novel Writing Month’s website.  Ask other authors that you communicate with for tricks.  Jump on the #NaNoWriMo twitter feed and seek out advice.  You’re not alone.

Tip 6: Give yourself permission.

If you want to be a writer you have to write so other things might not get done.  If you struggle with writing at home because your mind wanders to laundry that needs done or the dirty dishes in the sink go somewhere.  The park, a restaurant, a parking lot (during the day only) or anywhere there isn’t things that distract you.

Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

ReBlog – Don’t forget your Widget!

I love this idea and have done it!  Thank you so much for sharing this.

Check out the link below to see how it’s done.

How to add a NaNo widget to your blog.

Source: Your NaNo Guide: Don’t forget your Widget!! | The Writing Crafter