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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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kellyrfineman
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
No NaNo for me, but I'm glad you're rocking it!
mindyalyse
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kelly.

How is everything going with you? I'm missing the Poconos Retreat this year because my brother is getting married that weekend(it will be the first time I've missed it since 2005). I'm not sure if I'll be able to replace it with another conference, but I'm looking into NESCBWI. Any chance that you'll be there?
kellyrfineman
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
I'll be attending the NESCBWI conference for sure. I put in a proposal, but as I've not heard from them, I assume they decided not to take it.
mindyalyse
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
Do you know how far in advance they notify the faculty? Maybe a phone call is just around the corner.

I hope I'll be able to attend. It would be great to see you again!

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mindyalyse
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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