NaNoWriMO Virgin: Debriefing My Experience

I not only “won” the competition by writing over 50,000 words, I advanced as a writer and creator. Background  Over the years, I heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), butnever took the plunge. When I stumbled across an article promoting it lastOctober, I signed up immediately and made a $30 donation to their 501(C)(3).My … Continue reading NaNoWriMO Virgin: Debriefing My Experience

NaNoWriMo Virgin ~ Insights From Week 2

Screenshot from author's computer November 15, 2021. During Week 2 of the NaNoWriMo challenge, I completed 16,244 words. Added to my progress from last week, I have a total of 30,825 words toward my 50,000-word goal. I edited out an additional 489 words from the original 12,187-word document that I started with (from 2018), for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Virgin ~ Insights From Week 2

NaNoWriMo Virgin

Navigating the first week through my new adventure. False Start In 2018, I began writing a novel loosely based on my teenage years growing up in coastal Orange County, California, during the late 1970s: an era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. After completing 12,187 words, I got distracted and tabled the project. But in October, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Virgin