• NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo Nebraska Elsewhere Write-in Schedule

    NaNoWriMo time! Hello all!  Thank you for the visit!  I have created a calendar that you can print out that has all the dates for the write-ins for the month.  I am so sorry I am late with this.  Things have been crazy but I really want you guys to win! This is important, but I need you guys to tell me a few things. One, what platform do you want our write-ins to happen on? facebook or youtube? Two, do those times work for you guys for our regional write-ins? Three, if you were interested in hosting a write-in, please contact me. Or message the facebook page. Four, remember, we…

  • Tips,  Writing

    How do you keep track of your word count?

    Just in time for NaNoWriMo, I thought that I would start sharing some helpful tips as we lead up to NaNoWriMo.   I am a lover of all things NaNoWriMo and I love to talk about it too! So I think I will start with ways to keep track of your word count.  There are several way to do this and it is very much a personal style choice.  So here are just a few out of the many, many ways one can track a word count! I will start off with what I shared in my post about my Writing Corner. I shared about my dry ease white board.…

  • Samples,  Tips,  Writing

    Coffee Date

    If we were having coffee right now, I would be gagging.  Coffee is like the nastiest thing on the planet…   Hot chocolate on the other hand, now that is what is up! 🙂 I’m not a fan of coffee.  I don’t like the taste, the smell or anything else when it comes to coffee.  I’m the person who goes to the coffee shop and gets chocolate milk to go with my doughnuts!  (Dunkin Donuts for life!) But if we were having coffee (well, you might be having coffee), I would have a cup of hot chocolate.  We might be visiting about all sorts of things.  If we were really…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    August Wrap Up and a Game Plan to Fix it!

    Oh man, August flew by! I don’t know where the time went.  I now have an eleven month old tiny terror and it’s another month closer to NaNoWriMo! August was a piss poor month for me when it came to writing.  My word count was 9649 FOR THE WHOLE MONTH! That is pathetic!  On top of that, I only wrote for a eleven days out of the whole month. I feel like a liar when I say that I am a writer! A writer writes everyday (or does something related to writing).  I only did it eleven day out of the month! I am just shocked by that! So I…

  • NaNoWriMo

    Short and Sweet

    So life has been really busy and I haven’t been able to update this like I promised myself and you guys.  But I did get some writing done!  My daily average is about 300 words.  (I am a full time stay at home mom and I don’t often get a lot time for writing.) Today, on the other hand, I got 1689 written!  It is so nice to see my word count grow!  For my non- NaNoWriMo word count goals, I often use this website for keeping track of my word count.  See? If you didn’t notice, I also have my meter widget on my sidebar so you guys can…

  • NaNoWriMo

    Camp NaNoWriMo … for the win!

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin So, I just thought I would post a wrap up for the month of July…  I mean, nothing exciting happened or anything…. Are you kidding?  I won Camp NaNoWriMo!   Here it is….  My winner banner!  I am so happy! It was my first time ever winning and it feels so good! I aimed for 30,000 words.  I nail 32,162! I officially won on the 22 of July.  But I continued to write until the 31st! Please note, plot wise, I am no were near done (I hope to finish the first draft by the 31st of this month!).  But it feels so good to have 32,000…

  • NaNoWriMo

    Finally! Sucess!

    Okay, since I haven’t directly posted anything today and this is a late night post, please bare with me. I will fill you a little bit before getting to the meat of the post. Almost every year since high school,  I have tried NaNoWriMo  (National Novel Write Month). Every year but last year (since I had a one month old and my husband was in a different state for training all of November.) And almost every year, I came up short or failed all together. This was the first year I tried Camp NaNoWriMo. I tried in April but I bounced between projects  (I couldn’t settle on one project to…