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NaNoWriMo Rocks!



I love my new novel! I've had so many amazing surprises already, like a fun character who popped up a few times, then insisted she become an important part of the story. That happened last year, too. I had an annoying boy named Stinky in a couple early scenes. He refused to stay in the background, and turned into one of my favorite characters. Just yesterday, I received an e-mail from someone saying she loved Stinky's transformation into someone desirable and likeable.

I hit 14,330 words before going to bed last night, and hope I'll be able to keep up this pace. This story has been haunting me for years, and it feels amazing to see it come alive so quickly.

I hope everyone else is having an amazing NaNo, too! And I can't wait to hear about all of your stories.
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sleekwriter
Nov. 4th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
You are kicking butt and taking names! I so can't keep up with you this year! My novel's slow going but I have today off and also Thursday for a doctor appointment so hopefully, I can make more headway on the book with the time available.

Keep it up! :)
mindyalyse
Nov. 6th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jodi. You really kept me going last year--I couldn't believe how fast you wrote, especially while working. You could probably start halfway through the month and still make the NaNo goal!

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Mindy Alyse Weiss
I write humorous middle-grade novels with heart and quirky picture books.

I'm an Administrator on the SCBWI Blueboard, the FL SCBWI Newsletter Editor and Critique Group Coordinator, and a proud member of From The Mixed Up Files...of Middle-Grade Authors

I've been married for twenty years and have two beautiful daughters, an adventurous Bullmasador adopted from The Humane Society, and an adorable Beagle/Pointer mix pup who was rescued from the Everglades.

I've been published in Highlights three times and placed in the 80th Writer's Digest Competition.

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