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The End Is Here! The End Is Here!

http://penpaperpad.com/end-nanowrimo-2014 The end is here. NaNoWriMo ended yesterday. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days where thousands of people all across the world come together with one mission in mind: Write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. As you read these words, the final days of NaNo are fading into the ether and people are left wondering after a month of heart palpitating, sweating palm inducing, insomnia-loving writing excitement- What now?

We’re going to be talking about that at the #writestuff TweetChat: Where writers talk about writing. It’s on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 9 pm Eastern. Each week we come in at the same time, same day and discuss a different topic. My Twitter is http://twitter.com/penpaprpad (I know, surprise, surprise). If you have any questions, I will try to help you to the best of my ability.

What was I going on about? Oh yes, insomniac writing sprints. Or at least that’s what brought it home for me. I wrote to the point of fingers falling off some days, because I was so inspired by my book. Other days I hated the very words I was writing and was determined to become a librarian. Sometimes it’s that way with a creative work, but even as I was stressing out, my eyes glazed with that crazed creative glee–I loved it.

I love shaping a story, crafting out a world. Creating something with my mind and some unknown force–because I’m not sold that all the words come from me. Especially late at night when I introduce a dwarf into the story so I could kick out those last 86 words. *ahem* I don’t think he’ll be making it to the final draft.

Here’s the vlog I created for my last day of NaNoWriMo where my goal was to write 10 thousand words and I was filled with adrenaline, coffee and crazy.


And don’t forget this giveaway ends on Friday. Four books, Three authors and shouldn’t that winner be you? Just a little thank you that I wanted to share with you guys. And please, share the link with a friend.

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Aloha y’all

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Need a poetry prompt?

I’ve got one for you over at The Reverie. It’s interesting what someone else’s thought process can lead you to. Write up something and by all means link it up over there. I was going to reblog the post, but for some reason, I can’t do that to this blog. Oh well, this link will do nicely, won’t it?

Also, since this is short on words, I thought I’d give you a video depicting my brink into madness…I mean, my latest NaNoWriMo video. You know that event that tens of thousands of international writers who are either devil may care, very enthusiastic or batsh*t crazy (or a fun combo deal) decide they’re going to write a  50,000 word novel in November. Who would ever think this was a good idea?

Oh yeah.

Me.  This is fun and I’m hoping that it’ll be just as fun to edit it. I’m going to need some really good music for that, I think. The set up for these videos are me telling about my writing, giving a tip that I’ve learned and then saying goodbye. It’s simple, I try to make them short. And I keep tweaking the design a little bit. Also in this one, I had meant to cut out a bit when I was singing and sounding like a Grade A fool. ::sigh:: I’m never going to be cool, am I? Regardless, the hints I’m pulling out for the most part, can just help a writer, period.

Let me know what you think of all of this in the comments.

Aloha y’all!

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NaNoWriMo Day 2: Don’t fall behind

When you think about it in small chunks, 1,667 words isn’t so bad. However, if you procrastinate…those words add up REALLY fast. In this vlog, I talk about how I’m planning to write for this month, in terms of word count. Already, I’m extremely excited about this novel. I would share stuff with you, but who knows if it’ll even be like this six months from now after the editing process is over? Anyway, here’s the tip of the day!

Let me know if you’re doing NaNoWriMo and how it’s going for you in the comments.

 

Aloha y’all! 

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