Monday, November 09, 2009

Progress, Links and a Party

Life is beyond crazy, but I am writing and only just a little behind on NaNoWriMo. As of last night, my word count for Pilgrimage was 11,294. I am totally enjoying the experience, but just a touch worried that my voice is a bit different in this one. It's early days yet so I will not panic until I finish the first draft.

Here are some fabulous links:-

Author Sarah Duncan has begun a blog and let me tell you each post is a gem... from NaNo tips to how an editor helps a writer to make the story better

Rick over at The Writer and the White Cat (no he didn't borrow Snowy but has one of his own) has been doing a fantastic series on the Dragons of Creativity which has been superb. This post is a summary and please go back on read some of this brilliant insights into the writer's mind and creative process.

The last link for today came from the marvelous JJ. It was on First Acts from the Literary Labbut the whole blog is worth mining for great writing tips.

That's it for now - head back down to catch up with NaNo.

Oh, the big drinks do went really well. There were the deans from Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Barnard, Wellesley, and Bryn Mawr and alums from all the schools except Bryn Mawr. The range of ages (graduates from '58 through '08) and occupations was fabulous and it reminded me again of the joy of a liberal arts education and the freedom of an all women's one


JJ Beattie said...

Thanks for the link Liz, and yes, the Literary Lab is very useful. Some new ones here for me too.

Lesley Cookman said...

I really must start following and contributing to blogs, Liz. You're an example to us all. My blog gets very little traffic, but if I were to put myself about a bit, maybe I'd get more!

This of course, following a recent - erm - discussion! I thought your points were very well made.

Debs said...

Glad the party went so well and many thanks for the great links.

liz fenwick said...

JJ - I have printed off that post on stage one to highlight and try and anchor in my head.

Lesley, hardly an example - the key is I enjoy it and if you don't it doesn't work. And thanks about the points :-)

Debs the party was fun and it was great to meet a new group of people here.

ChrisH said...

Well done with Nano, that's an impressive word count.