Monthly Archives: November 2009

Intense

I spent the morning writing and intense chapter for my Nano novel. By the end of the chapter my heart was pounding and I swear I could feel beads of perspiration forming under my arms. One week ago this story wasn’t even a seedling in my mind and today it is a tree that is growing faster than I could have imagined.

Do you want an excerpt? What do you think of this?

The beautiful one is making his way towards me and though I know I should be afraid I am not. His presence is hypnotizing.I want to be hypnotized.

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What’s new

This week has been good so far. I received word yesterday that I won another book over at Great Kid Books blog and I am thrilled. The book is titled Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson. It is a true story about Jackie Robinson. My son and I are both excited to read this book.

In other news my craft idea titled Tress Tube is up on Stories for Children’s Magazine’s website. Are you looking for a fun craft to do? If so check out my idea.

Oh, and did I mention that I have 2000 words so far for my NaNoWriMo novel.  Any day that I am writing is a good day.

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nano_09_blk_participant_100x100_1_png2050 words and counting.

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Dreaming for NaNoWriMo

We have all read about how some authors dream about their books before they write them. Several weeks ago, I dreamt of a character for my second middle-grade novel. I keep a dream journal for situations like this. I have to admit my character is really cool and all I will say is her name is Vanessa and she exudes a light.
Last night, I had another dream. At first I didn’t think much of the dream other than it was strange.I jotted it down but still it lingered in my mind. I wasn’t planning on doing NaNoWriMo this year because I wanted to stay focused on the novel I was currently writing but something about this dream made me rethink that decision. I grabbed my laptop and started typing and before I knew it I was one-thousand words into a new novel that I hadn’t planned on writing. I signed up for NaNoWriMo all because of a dream I dreamt.

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