Monday, October 31, 2011

On your mark, get set...

NaNoWriMo doesn't start until midnight tonight (although that's already here for some folks!), but I realized there is no way I will be able to interrupt my regularly-scheduled novel-writing to blog over the next month. Nope. Just isn't going to happen. Not if I want to hit 50,000 words, that is.

My goal is to finish Spirit (a multicultural MG adventure) by midnight November 30. Please stop by to track my progress and leave words of encouragement!

If you're NaNoing, too, please buddy me (I'm Alison Stevens). We can keep each other going!

And now, a word about those who have made this venture possible:
  • Beloved Husband, for never once questioning whether I can do it.
  • My oldest son, for teaching me the mind-jogging exercises they do at his school.
  • My youngest son, for his hugs.
  • My writing friends, virtual and IRL, who are attempting this with me.
  • My critique partners, who won't get my November critique until December.
  • My 8th-grade typing teacher, without whom I would not be able to type at lightning speed.

The countdown continues. Let the games begin!


  1. Best of luck with NaNo, Alison! I'm doing an unofficial NaNo with my Facebook writer support group called NaNoWriWs4u. I'm setting personal goals and plan on working to meet them.

  2. Best of luck. I'm also a NaNo-er; my 3rd year at it. My NaNo ID is Freyas_Girl and I'll be watching you!!

  3. Good luck with NaNo! I'm laurig on the buddy list. And ha - so true about typing! I'm pretty sure it's the only class from highschool that I use every single day!

  4. Good luck! I know you can make it. Sending lots of virtual chocolate and caffeine!

  5. Good luck with NaNo. :-) Have a great and productive month!

  6. Thanks everyone! The Office of Letters and Light finally got a widget up. so far, so good!

  7. Hello there,
    I am just popping over from Alex's blog hop. I have been trying to do a few a day or when I get some free time. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to get around to you, it's just that there are so many phew!! So "hello" and great blog. I will pop by as often as I can. Good to "meet" you.
    Eve :)