NaNo update…

So, I´m full into NaNo (my husband laughs whenever I tell him – he just doesn´t understand it :D), but I don´t want to neglect my blog like I´ve done in the past weeks. Here enters Katy Upperman and her wonderful ideas. She came up with this template to keep readers updated on her progress and I´m totally using it 😀 Thanks Katy

Progress (word count or a general status update): I´m behind on the official daily word count needed to complete BUT I´m writing more than usual and I plan on writing this weekend as well.

Current Mood: Excited and tired. And wondering where my WiP is going. I now have a creepy scene which wasn´t planned at all (think possessed grandmother crawling on the ceiling….)


“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ 
I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’”

– Stephen King

Goal as of Today: I want to continue using my time in my commute to its full potential. That means actually typing 300 more words than usual.
Recent Favorite NaNo WIP Line(s): (unedited)
“Love you both,” I tell them. My chest constricts and I rub the back of my neck.
“Don´t talk like you´re saying goodbye. You do realize we have school tomorrow, right?” Jessie raises an eyebrow, and glances between me and Aleksi.
“Sure,” I say the word but I don´t believe it. All my certitudes are gone in smoke. And damn it, I really want a puff a nicotine. 
Non-NaNo News (because life DOES go on)
There is this little querying thing I´m doing these days 😀 And I entered Baker´s Dozen Auction. I still have to make it through the slush pile but I´m entry #100….The first submission window closed so fast, my head was spinning.
In My Downtime (ha!) I’m Reading
So I´ve been quite slow in my reading.  But I´m currently enjoying TIME BETWEEN US (which I picked up based on Jessica Love´s Bookanista recommendation)
You Should Read This Blog Post: Since I started querying, I´ve been looking at ways to release some of the tension. I mean, as you well know, we work so hard on our books, pouring our ideas into the word and a lot of ourselves as well…and sending those words into the big wild world is exhalariting and frightening. So, to keep things light, I read that post several time: That Awesome Day You Get to HearFrom Ryan Gosling
Gratuitous Photo: With the release of Dear Teen Me, I sent my picture to Erin as she is preparing something special for the blog tour…This would be my advice to my teen self.
How is your writing/revising/editing/the rest of your life going?

13 thoughts on “NaNo update…”

  1. Ooh, unexpected creepy scenes, nice! With everyone doing NaNo I’m seeing wordcounts shooting up super fast, but my writing is going the other way…slow, slow, slower. Progress is progress, though 🙂 Good luck with queries, I hope wonderful things happen for you!

  2. That creepy grandmother hint gave me shivers, Elodie! I loved the snippet you shared too. It’s so much fun to get little glimpses of everyone’s projects and writing styles. Oh, and your Teen Me advice… Perfection!

    Glad you’re making use of my little template. I’m finding that it erases some of the pressure to blog. Good luck keeping up your NaNo pace!

  3. Looks like a lot of progress is being made on that commute! Your WIP looks intriguing with a possessed grandmother and a girl not sure what’s on the horizon. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  4. That grandmother scene sounds so creepy! I’m intrigued about your story now 🙂 Thanks for the Stephen King inspiration–I’m stuck in the middle of my WIP, so I need to remember to take it one word at a time.

  5. Whoops! Ignore my comment above. My iPod was acting up so I had to switch to my regular computer. *ahem* What I was going to say was:

    Wow! You have a busy month. Good luck with NaNoWriMo AND Baker’s Dozen AND querying!

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