#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Writing

NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft

Yes, I'm slogging through the madness of NaNoWriMo. The video above is a good indication of how we NaNo-ites or NaNo-etta's feel about now. I could only take three minutes of the video. She's a good singer--sorta. I've been typing words upon words, compiling hundreds, then thousands. Fifty thousand words is the goal; 1,667 words… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Madness or The Only Way to Write A First Draft

#WeNeedDIverseBooks, Art, Books, Illustrators, poetry

Reading is the Best Way to Relax

             “A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Carl Sagan  The week has flown by, riddled with the everyday happenings, participating in the writing challenge of NaNoWriMo, and revising an old manuscript. Like many of you (I'm assuming) I love to read: poetry, YA, Adult, and Children's… Continue reading Reading is the Best Way to Relax

Books, Encouragement, Uncategorized, Writing

NaNoNaNo

Writing, like old age, is not for wusses. It takes patience, resilience, strength, and a little bit of crazy to keep on keeping on with your stories. It takes a whole lot of crazy, and love, to participate and finish NaNoWriMo. This year 303, 754 people signed up for NNWM. Stay out of their way… Continue reading NaNoNaNo