Writing a novel in one month.

NaNo-2015-Winner-Badge-Large-SquareI decided to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year. The goal was to write a 50,000 words in one month. Over 300,000 writers from around the world participated in this very motivating event. I personally need deadlines with my writing (and a little bit of pressure) or I can easily get distracted. Guess what? I won! The result will be my fifth romantic comedy, An Eclair To Remember. Now I have a month to polish and shine it before it goes to the editor. The plan is to publish the book on January 5th. 🙂


Was I supposed to sleep in November?

I needed a good kick in the pants, so I made a last minute decision to participate in National Novel Writing Month in November. The goal was to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. And I won! The result is the first draft of my second romantic comedy, Dog Day Wedding. Yahooooo!

Now I have six weeks to whip that baby into shape before it goes to my editor on January 12th. The plan is to publish it two weeks after that.

By the way, I learned an important lesson: I write faster with deadlines. This is good to know going forward since I plan on publishing four novels in 2015!