Friday, January 08, 2010


Last year Marianne gathered a group of writing friends together to embark on JaNoWriMo. It is a January version of National Novel Writing Month, an event that takes place each November. I always participate in NaNo so I loved the idea of doing it again in January!

Of course, I gladly participated in Marianne’s January adventure last year. It is a bit fuzzy in my mind, the whole beginning-of-year period and since it brings back some vivid images I’m going to let the time slip into the wispiness of memory.

This year I’m playing along again, and having a blast. Thanks, Marianne!

In November, during NaNo, I wrote a Regency romance called In Name Only. It mostly takes place at Willowbrook Manor, so I called it the first Willowbrook Manor Romance. Now I’m working on the second book in the WM romance series, One Grand Season. I am enjoying the opportunity to return to the place and most of the characters from the first story. I feel like I’m visiting with old friends! Just for fun, I’ve introduced new faces to the group, and the plot is unfolding just as I’d hoped it would.

What a wonderful way to begin the new year! I have plans to write more Willowbrook Manor romances—how could I not when I’ve fallen in love with the charming old manor and its unusual inhabitants?

All I can say is that I hope Marianne makes JaNoWriMo an annual event. In fact, I could go for FebNoWriMo. Then, MarNoWriMo. And, actually ApNoWriMo sounds like a good thing…

Yoo hoo? Marianne…?


Marianne Arkins said...


Sue W. said...

Cannot wait to read the Willowbrook series. I am very interested. Good luck!

Melissa McClone said...

I did great the first couple of days then had to prepare for a big craft party so started back on the wagon last night. JaNoWriMo is a lot of fun! Though I doubt I could do it every month. LOL, Sarita!

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