Okay, so I just made that up but no matter if you are in a mad dash for that 50K goal or taking the scenic route, this Friday is the start of an exciting weekend of writing. Who isn’t excited for the weekend! I had an entire day wide open to get my creative juices flowing again. I took it slow in the morning hours not wanting to burn myself out for the scheduled Write-In later in the evening. I also didn’t give myself a set goal because I found myself overthinking trying to get there and that’s never good for my writing process.
I’ve been able to solidly pants my way through the first week of NaNoWriMo but today I took a step back to do some basic plot arc outlining to get myself back on track. I know the goal is to get 50K words with no stipulation on them being good words but I’d at least like it to make sense. Since I’m planning to publish my NaNoNovel someday it would help if I didn’t have whole chunks of garbage writing to edit away.
Bonus tips: If you have a smartwatch or fitness tracker use the hourly activity notification as your word sprint clock. I have a Samsung Gear Frontier and its hourly reminder to get moving also keeps me from being too sedentary while on my writing binges.
I came in expecting to race through my sprints and instead only did a short jog halfway up the block. Rounded out my day with A Local Write-In and finally got some mojo back. I didn’t meet my 2k word goal today, but I still managed to eek my way past 20k total for my NaNo Novel.
“Give it Away, Give it Away, Give it Away Now!” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
If you haven’t already, head over to Facebook and check out Paranormal in Color Online Book Fair. There are plenty of Black Paranormal Authors strutting their stuff, answering readers questions and most exciting giving away free stuff! Who doesn’t like free stuff, especially books! So pop on over and support some fabulous Authors of Color in their creepy and steamy endeavors!
Also if you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on books from my Maura’s Men series. I am hosting a giveaway as well! Prizes include both print and digital copies of Xander’s Claim and Claude’s Conquest. One lucky winner will also have a chance to win a digital ARC of Shane’s Redemption, the third novel in the series which isn’t set to be released until December 2018! So GO NOW and Check Out my booth. Run! I mean it!
I am super excited to announce that I will be participating in the Paranormal In Color online book fair! The event will be hosted on Facebook by Priscilla’s Bookshelf Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2018 and Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2018 from 11am to 11pm both days.
Join me from 2:30pm-3pm EST Sunday for insight into the world of Maura’s Men as well as giveaways of Maura’s Men Novels! One lucky winner will receive an advance copy of Shane’s Redemption the third installment of my Maura’s Men series which isn’t set to be officially released until December!