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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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The Reverie Launch and Project WriteTube Update

This happened on Friday! Please get your free copy of the Kindle version. It’s been a long time coming and I’m incredibly excited! You can hear me go on more about it in the video below.

I’m so excited that Project #WriteTube is firmly on its way! I’ve loved the information that the ladies have imparted this week. Kellie Sheridan discussed to NaNo or Not to NaNo. She’s a 10 year veteran of NaNo and had a lot of great observations as to why you should try it out. Burgess Taylor gave some incites into how to narrow down your NaNo ideas. Alex from WordsMaiden gives some really great tools for how to keep motivated-tips that are great regardless of whether you’re doing NaNo or not.

Here’s my video with the wrap-up for the week. I discuss their videos and I also talk about all the aforementioned¬†things and give you sneak peaks into the videos.

Come chat with me in the comments!

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Interview with Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey and I had been trying to connect since March! Between computer problems, general illness, being in West Virginia, and general technology fails, we couldn’t get it done. Well, we finally connected and let me tell you, the wait was worth it.

This week’s Indie Author Spotlight is shining on this steampunk/fantasy author. Jeffrey gave some really thought-provoking and helpful answers. His tips for new authors were stellar. He also offered advice on how to navigate a book conference, networking with other authors, and so much more. Grab your cuppa beverage of choice, and get comfy. This is longer video, but the info here will definitely be worth it for the writers out there.

Enjoy!

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