Monday, October 30, 2006

NaNoWriMo Challenge

virgin cherry bomb

I have decided to take the NaNoWriMo challenge and write 50,000 words from Nov.1-30. I have an idea of what I would like to write and I am excited about it. Wish me luck.

I loved going to New Jersey for the NJRWA conference. I met a great many people thanks to the Flamingo eye patch and Flamingo bag that Dee gave us. Since networking is an important part of that event I guess I did all right.

I finally got to meet Nancy Herkness. What a sweet woman she is and interesting too. The Cherry Bombs loved her. I am hoping she can get these two books she has written published soon, as I am waiting to read them.

I went to Jenny Crusie and Bob Mayer's workshop and loved it. It was funny but also very helpful. I took copious notes there and at Bob's workshop too.

I felt I learned a lot at the conference and had a great time, especially meeting the Cherry Bombs. What a great group of women they are. I feel like I have known them for a lifetime. Thanks Dee, Mcb, Robin S and Kim, Dee's friend who is also a real sweetheart.

Got lots of books to read too. I now have a big TBR pile.

From now on I think you are going to have to put up with my ramblings as Michael is now too old for his grandmother to be putting "little kid" stories on the blog.

I had reached an impasse in my WIP but got some good advice from a writer I met in New Jersey. She said that when she has a block it is usually because she hasn't developed her characters well enough. I thought about that and realized she is right so I will work on that after I do the November challenge.

Will try to let you know how I am making out on the challenge. Stay tuned.