It’s Nano time!

The marathon has started. Which just goes to show you that neither rain, nor snow, nor flooding, nor lack of electricity will stop writers from chasing the dream of writing a novel.  If you live in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania, you probably started off writing by candlelight or flashlight.  Maybe you resorted to … Continue reading


At two a.m. this morning, I hit the 50,000 word count for the National Novel Writing Month.  It was a quiet moment, marked by the cacophony of snores from my two dogs  and from my husband who was out cold with a laptop propped on his chest.  Such is the fate of the writer. We … Continue reading

Finished the National Novel Writing Month Challenge!

How did I do that? I’ve been neglecting you, but with good reason.  I’ve been chasing after my word count for National Novel Writing Month.  And baby, I am done.  I sailed over the finish line yesterday afternoon at 50,000 + words.  Which means, I averaged 2500 words per day or 17,500 words per week. … Continue reading


National Novel Writing Month has arrived! And I’ve started the race with a dozen teen writers itching to prove themselves. We’ve got a lot of enthusiasm, an excess of talent and tons of CANDY! Personally, I think Chris Baty’s strategy for holding the NaNoWriMo in November is dastardly clever.  Thousands of writers all over the … Continue reading