Wednesday, November 5, 2014

IWSG for November 2014

The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) is the brilliant idea of Alex J. Cavanaugh. The purpose of the group is to share doubts and insecurities and to encourage one another. Please visit the other participants and share your support. A kind word goes a long way.

It's that time of year again. Nope, not the holidays. Uh-uh, well, yeah, you have to winterize the house too.

I meant it's time for NaNoWriMo!


I really love participating in the challenge, but I don't have time this year. My mom's visiting this week, and then we visit my in-laws the last week of the month. If only I could have a clone to take care of the family visits. (Psst, Alex! Help a gal out!)

I've done NaNo for ten years. I love it, and it agonizes me that I can't do it this year. But I must be realistic about my time management. The two novels I'm publishing next year started off as NaNo novels. Oh yes, they needed a lot of work, but this year has been a year of revising. They're going to shine.

Good luck to everyone who took up the challenge this month. I'm a little envious cheering for you!

Write, write, write!

I'm over at Milo James Fowler's blog talking about being a hybrid author. Click on over and let us know what you think about the various paths to publishing.

19 comments:

  1. I'm not participating officially this year, but I have started a new writing project and my goal is 30000 words this month. So far I'm slightly behind :) But I am getting words on the page--that's the most important. At least that's what I keep saying. Enjoy your visits!

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  2. Hi Christine .. it's lovely to see your parents and they'll enjoy their visits and seeing the young lad! Cheers and good luck with all the writing .. Hilary

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  3. I'm taking part, but I've never "won" before. As long as you're writing, I don't think you have to worry about it. :)

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  4. Will visit Milo!
    Now, do you want a clone to write or one to deal with family?

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  5. I know what you mean about NaNo. I have other projects I want to work on, so it didn't work out this year, but I miss it. A lot.

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  6. I hope you find a clone! :) Have fun with your family. I'll go check out Milo's blog.

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  7. Thanks for the cheering over at NaNo. We can use all the help we can get. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  8. Wahoo! I'm wishing you much sanity through the visit. I never sit still when people are visiting. I always see the dust on the piano or grime on a floorboard, and it just can't stay when guests are present! =)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  9. Man, I could use a clone or two! This year I've been pulled in all directions family-wise . . . sigh. And no NaNo for me either, but we keep writing and revising, right? Right!!! :)


    S.K. Anthony: My Writing Quirks—IWSG (16)

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  10. Being realistic about your time is the best thing we can do for our sanity and our health. I hope you have nice visits with your family! :)

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  11. You do have a busy month ahead. Enjoy the family. You write fast anyway and don't need NaNo to get the word count up.

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  12. This is my second year doing it. And my project last year is getting published this week! I'm just relieved to be writing something new. =)

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  13. Thanks to everyone for stopping by today. I'll catch up with you next week!

    Alex, the clone and I will tagteam. Take turns with everything!

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  14. I never have time to NaNo, there's always exams or busy season at work, but that doesnt stop me trying to churn out words with the best of them! Have fun with the family :)

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  15. I'm doing the Entangled Smackdown, which is kind of similar, so I'm saying yes to doing Nano:) Enjoy the time with your mom visiting:)

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  16. Enjoy the time with your family.
    No NaNo for me. Maybe one day...

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