Saturday, November 15, 2008

NaNo Update

I know I promised not to go on and on and on about my NaNo novel so this is just a quick update.

As we hit the halfway point in the noveling month, I'm more than half done with my novel so that's good news. And I really like the way the story is unfolding. The heroine, burned by love in the past, is uber-resistant to opening herself up to romance. The hero is so down-to-earth and understanding. He sees she's closed herself off, but he also believes she may, with the right amount of kindness, open up--at least a little bit. All is going well until she finds herself in hot water. With nowhere else to turn for help, will she accept that all men are not the same and the one who's eager to win her heart may just be what she needs when she needs it most?

Hmmph. Well, we'll see if she does or she doesn't.

All I know is I'm having a blast with this book. Being part of NaNo truly ratchets up the excitement surrounding writing. I love seeing how everyone else is doing with their novels. I am thrilled to be able to encourage and congratulate those around me. And, maybe my favorite part of the adventure this year, I love watching the newbies I'm mentoring flourish. I do so want them to be successful with their first NaNo. If it's possible I'm more engrossed in their writing than I am in my own!

So, off to work on A Morning Glory Christmas before it's time to rustle up breakfast.

I hope you have a peaceful Saturday. Any plans?


Dru said...

I saw your word count last night, WTG!!

Lynn Reynolds said...

I signed up to do a smaller scale version of NaNo this year at the Harlequin writers' community, thinking it would be less intimidating than that big NaNoWriMo site. But it didn't help. I am just a contrary person by nature. As soon as I signed up for NaNo, all fiction writing activity ceased. That part of my brain has totally seized up. I swear, I'm actually writing fewer words per day than I normally do. But that's just my nature. NaNo is just enough pressure to get me to rebel, but not enough pressure (like a boss cracking the whip) to make me produce.

Hope that heroine of yours finds true love. Somehow, I'm guessing she will ;-)

Melissa McClone said...

Sounds like a great story. Keep it up!

I haven't updated my wordcount since the first week. I just haven't had time with the deadline!

Wendy said...

You are an inspiration to me, my friend! I hope to get my NaNo word count up a little higher today, but I'm stuck at the moment. And the store's open today, so I am anticipating lots of Christmas shoppers! Happy Saturday.

Ceri Hebert said...

Love your story blurb! Mine is a little all over the place.

Thanks for your encouragement! We're almost there!

Anonymous said...

Great story! I've bombed out. Can never get onto the website and had trouble uploading my first 8,000 words. Good luck to the rest of you!

Aussie Jude