Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NaNo...week 2

Postings are choppy and very random this month because I need to stay focused! =)

WIP: Work In Progress
Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.  I'm doing ok with my word count, I think.  I'm at 18,760 words when I stopped last night.  I wasn't able to write this past weekend and won't be able to write this weekend either, or the following...so, early mornings and late nights for me to push this through. But, so far all is good. Coffee is my best friend right now.  At the end I'll post what I've learned during my first NaNo experience.
PiBoIdMo is going ok, too.  I'm at 12 ideas and it is day 10, so I'm hanging in there. But, again, this is harder than it sounds.  I'm still so thankful for the daily prompts from other authors that is blogged about.

QBR: Quick Book Reviews
1. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
Who does not love Stuart Little? I had to find out why Moxy didn't like him. He'd been with her all summer - she was suppose to read the book over the summer. But, isn't there always some distraction for anything you have to do? (like NaNo?) Same for Moxy..fun, easy upper elementary read.

2. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
This book made me laugh out loud in the hospital lobby. To read more about it click here.

TGC: Tips, Giveaways, and Contests
Tip:  Comes from my 9 year old. The Son tells me the best way to up my word count is to write "do not" instead of "don't"...smart little cookie, ya think?  Bless his teacher's heart. HA!

I don't really have any contests or giveaways to report this week. I did win one though. I will be receiving Audra Harders' book Rocky Mountain Hero when it comes out in January.  This contest comes from Seekersville...thanks so much!

Btw, Mom, I'll let you read it first if you want before you mail it here. ;)
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Kate Larkindale said...

Just keep writing whenever you have time. The words will stack up, and before you know it, a book is born.

klahanie said...

Wishing continued positive focus on your NaNo writing endeavours.
Enjoy and happy writing.
With respect and kindness, Gary:-)

Rachelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)I hope that NaNo goes great for you! Oh, and I have to say that I absolutely love Bud, Not Buddy! Have you read some of Curtis' other books. They're super too. The Watson's Go To Birmingham will have you laughing until your sides ache.

MaDonna Maurer said...

@Kate - Thanks so much for stopping by. And I'm starting to see the words stack up.

@Gary - Thanks for all the encouragement!

@Rachelle - Thanks for stopping by and the great tip. I was just thinking about checking THAT book out next. Glad to hear it is just as funny.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Go, MaDonna! And yay for caffeine. It's my very good friend, too. We creative folk have to figure out how to add more hours to already-packed days, right? :)

P.S. I'm so glad you liked Bud, Not Buddy. I liked it, too.

MaDonna Maurer said...

Thanks Amy! Hope you are surviving football season. LOL

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

WTG! It looks like you are doing great on both fronts!

MaDonna Maurer said...

Thanks Sharon! Hanging in there and just taking one step at a time...=)

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