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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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Nov. 7th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
I have started something new, because those were the "rules," and I had an idea. I'm going with it, now, and today, I hope to knock out a lot of pages.
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a great writing day! And yes--the NaNo rules do say to start something new. But...I've also seen friends successfully finish a project that they had been working on for a while, and just count the new words. If you love this new idea and want to go with it, that's great (and I can't wait to hear more about it and read it in group). But...if your novel is calling you louder, you can use the NaNo push to finish it, if you want.

Good luck on your NaNo project! I'm so glad you took the plunge. :)


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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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