Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Uh Oh NaNo

Uh oh -- and No I'm not talking about the Mork from Ork 'nanoo'
It's Nano.
And it's NaNo time.
Officially it's NaNoWriMo. And officially it's that time again.

So fellow writers and novelists. Or wanna be novelists. If you want to write a novel, this is your time.
This is the best time, since now is when all the creative words are going to be swirling around all over the atmosphere and ether-sphere, and perhaps even blog-o-sphere, cause November starts National Novel Writing Month. Where crazed writers everywhere will start their first word of their new novel on November 1st and call up LOTS and Lots of words, or demand, cry, or curse words up, as they barrel down the NaNo highway directly to the end of November, with a finished work dripping from their fingers.... along with whatever else they have used to keep themselves revived during this mad dash of words to the finish line. Not making judgements or anything, just saying there will probably be a run on chocolate. My and ain't it convenient that the Halloween chocolate candy will be on sale. Just sayin'

AND to give you incentive for that mad-long dash of words. To get / keep you Really motivated - just so happens that the James River Writers last Writing Show of the year is coming up Thursday night. With an Agent!
So you might just want to come check it out. Just in case. And it's pretty cheap. Much Much cheaper than trying to fly to New York to check out an agent - if you can get in. Just something you might want to think about.

Something else to think about, since you're going to be really working hard all November on your novel, is JRWs Best Unpublished Novel contest. Okay, so you probably won't be able to submit your NaNo novel that comes dripping off your fingers at the end of November to it. But if you happen to have one you've completed and edited that's been standing by, then why not take a look. Just a thought.

And since I know you're going to want to -
To join fellow crazed writers for the month of November crazy brilliance that is NaNo -

For more info' on the coming Writing Show - don't forget, Last one of year!
And while you're on the JRW site, go ahead and check out the B.U.N. contest.

And let me know how you're doing on NaNo. NaNo NaNo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Writers Wednesday Wisdom

For those out there in need of Writing Wisdom, start making it a point to come to James River Writers casual gathering of writers that is Writers Wednesday. Since it was tonight you obviously missed it for this month, but I'm sure you'll want to put it on your calendar to come next month once you hear some the of witty-isdoms that are uttered, such as tonights....

Most writers have heard the wisdom uttered 'kill your darlings' .... and if you don't know what that is come to next Writers Wednesday and we'll talk about it.

I was talking to Writers Wednesday wonderful coordinator Denise about completely revamping my current work and talking about killing the darlings, etc...
To which she replied, yeah, but just remember that doesn't mean it's supposed to be a massacre!

Wise advice. Thanks Denise.

See you wantta come now don't you?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Post Conference Musings

Does it seem to anyone else like there was more mingling and networking at the JRW Writers Conference, as well as afterwards, this year?

I sure noticed a lot more than I have before. Just me? Or a result of the abundance of social networking things available now?

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Came across this today. And combined with all the blank spaces filling this whole blog. Obviously I need to make some changes. With the change in the weather - Finally [altho' did it have to get this chilly so quick!] - perhaps it's time for this change as well.

"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying 'Amen' to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist and poet