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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

 

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On Marketing Behind a Mask

I  love interviewing authors. It’s probably one of my favorite things to do. This week’s interview on YouTube is one that I’m really excited to share with you. I spoke to Ken the author behind a few different pen names. The one that you may have heard of is Helena Hann-Basquiat. We discussed the drawbacks of having a totally immersive pen name, why he decided on the big reveal, and how that worked out within his writing community. If you’re a writer interested in having a pen name, I do suggest watching this video, and learning a bit more about this aspect of writing under a pseudonym.

 

Aloha y’all!

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And the plot thickens…

Last week’s writing videos and Camp NaNo wrap-up videos focused on plot. It’s incredibly important for a novel to have certain points in the story to keep it moving forward. Not all novels are created equal, however, I’ve decided to implement some of the 8 point plot arc so that I can keep my story moving forward. Here’s the video where I tell more about what that is and what it means.

Then I gave an update on my CampNaNo journey. (Did you remember I was still doing it? Maybe not. I haven’t done the best job of posting updates on here, have I? Sorry I’ll get better!) I talk about what’s going on with my writing, how the inciting incident had to be discovered, and just all the things.

Thanks for watching everyone and being involved. Let me know how your writing is going, regardless of what you’re working on.

Aloha y’all!

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