NaNoWriMo: Creating a book cover

I was on the fence (again) this year about joining NaNoWriMo, but the idea of writing during the month of November with my amazing Platformed Challenged friends has convinced me. I’m in! Still… I worry. This year, November for me means not only all of the usual busyness of Thanksgiving, family, and work because in…

The Writing Life: Best Tips for Finishing NaNoWriMo

**Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for your chance to win a copy of What If? Writing Exercises. Ends 11/24!** This is my first year taking on the month-long challenge that is NaNoWriMo. And so far, I’m pleasantly on track. Not ahead, not behind. Right on target. But every day, the words come more slowly….

November Giveaway!

Greetings from #NaNoWriMo Land! I’m in the thick of things with my first ever NaNo, and it is going better than expected! Of course, it’s only Day 4 but so far, I’m ahead of my word count goals and I’m not getting caught up in my typical perfectionist trap.  Go me!  I’m also doing the #NovPAD…

The Writing Life: Dull November?

Do you remember the poem, “The Garden Year” by Sara Coleridge, that teaches the months of the year in nifty rhyme? In this poem, Coleridge says this about November: Dull November brings the blast; Then the leaves are whirling fast. Now, I’m fairly certain she’s describing the weather, but I can’t help but get stuck…

Artistic Ventures: Creativity Bling!

I’ve (finally) decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. This comes after years of thinking about it but not acting. For anyone who doesn’t know, NaNoWriMo is “National Novel Writing Month,” and participants sign up to write 50,000 words in the month of November. To me, the word count is less intimidating than the idea of trying…

Giveaway Winner!

I want to say thank you to everyone who entered my first (ever) giveaway!  It will not be my last!  I plan to host one writing or art related giveaway each month, so stay tuned in November for more chances to win. CONGRATULATIONS to Kimia Wood!  The Random Number Gods have favored you today, and you were…