Last Day of NaNo | Win, Lose, or Draw?

Aloha everyone!

As I predicted, I’ve let some dust build up here as I worked on my novel for NaNoWriMo. Let’s knock down the cobwebs and dust off this place, shall we?

2015 winner

I won NaNoWriMo! I won the day before Thanksgiving during my #writestuff virtual write-in that I hosted with Burgess Taylor and Amy Tasukada. Here’s our write-in. If you still have some words to write, you can write along with us. Or you can check out my awesome (which is pretty debatable) victory dance.

I’m kicking around the idea of doing a weekly video of my editing process for this novel. Would y’all be interested in seeing that here? I’m still debating it, but leaning toward- sure. It’ll keep me accountable and I think it’ll help me to realize what works for me and what doesn’t. I edited my poetry collection and The Reverie Journal’s collection, but I haven’t edited an entire novel that was mine. I’m excited…and nervous. I talk about it a bit more here:

I also, verified my novel on camera, showed off some of my baking skills, and basically was all smiles for Thanksgiving and turkey day eve. I hope if you celebrate Thanksgiving that you were surrounded by loved ones and good food. (I suppose that’s just a good hope in general, Thanksgiving or not.)

That about lets you know what’s been happening on this little bit of the island for the past few weeks If you want to ask me questions for a Q&A video, plop your questions in the comments. I’d like to do a Q&A video sometime later this month.

How did your NaNo go? Did you refocus your energies on something else? Did you hit your goal? Let me know in the comments. I love hearing about your journeys.

Aloha, y’all



Filed under NaNoWriMo, Tips, writing

5 Responses to Last Day of NaNo | Win, Lose, or Draw?

  1. Tamara, I’m so very happy for you! Congratulations, my friend! As for your possible weekly video documenting your editing process, I’m not sure that I’d be on hand to watch, but I do think it’s a good idea. I am concerned, however, that you’re jumping into the revision process too soon. May I ask why you’re heading straight into it?
    Dustin recently posted..Class Session Number Seven: Embracing RevisionMy Profile

  2. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
    I won NaNo too, just yestarday, and even if it isn’t the first time, every time is a different experience. This is why I’m still doing NaNo after so many years.

    I’d say making videos of your editing process is a fine idea. When I edit, I find that talkling it out with friends always helps me understand where to go and why. It’s kind of strange, but it works for me, so I’d say, go for it and see what it does for you 😉
    JazzFeathers recently posted..No fearMy Profile

    • Tamara Woods

      Congratulations to you as well! I think I am going to do it. Now it’s just a matter of how will this work on screen? I’m not sure yet. I guess we’ll discover that together, lol.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge