Wednesday, October 30, 2013


November is National Novel Writing Month, when writers are challenged to create an entire novel in 30 days with a 50,000 word-count goal. I've loved hearing how many schools in my surrounding area are getting students involved by brainstorming plots (setting a lower word count) and providing time in the classroom each day to write stories. Though writing isn't for everyone, I wonder how many students will discover their love for words this month and someday break into publishing? To some, the experience will simply teach them what they like to read and birth a love for books that may have not been there before.

Unfortunately, I won't be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. My e-novella Bright Copper Kettles releases later this month, and I've recently finished a 90,000-word novel so I plan to take a break. But I'd love to hear from you!

Do you plan to participate in NaNoWriMo? What are you working on?


  1. I've got too much on my plate, as well, so I won't be participating. Can't wait to see your Christmas book out!

    1. Thanks, Laura! There's a great story behind what inspired me. Don't know if you've heard about it yet, but you're linked to it! I didn't even realize it until the other day. I'll catch up with you soon, and I'll be sharing the story on this blog in December.