It’s time for NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, and is shortened even more by being called NaNo. Thousands of writers participate in this November event run by NaNo’s world-wide non-profit organization. If you want to learn more, click HERE. The goal is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. You don’t edit – just write.
I mention this because I’m un-officially participating in NaNo with a few fellow writer friends. Meaning, during the month of November, I will be focused on writing, but not so much that I let my life become consumed by it. I host Thanksgiving for my family, so in the days prior to that holiday I’m busy preparing. The day after is dedicated every year to Christmas set-up. Which reminds me, I still need to find a new village house/building and paint it.
My NaNo calendar is marked with days I will not be writing, and a word count goal has been entered for the days I will be writing. Can I just add, my word count goal total is more than the official NaNo goal 50K words. How does that happen? There is no pressure to reach my word count goal. My ultimate goal is to write on the designated days and have a very nice rough start to my next book, Taming the Texas Beauty.
Along with NaNo, I’ll be launching my newest book Up Close and Personal. I received my bookmarks just a few days ago. I’m pleased with how they turned out, considering I went with a different design style than used in the past. If you’d like one, or several, to pass out, contact me via email with ‘bookmark’ in the subject line, then tell me how many you want with your address. If you’d like any past bookmarks, let me know and I’ll toss them in the mail too.
During the month of November I am also participating in an event with The Romance Reviews. Hence, the reason for the big header at the top of the page. I’ll be participating on Day 6 – Up Close and Personal and on Day 16 – Texas Two Step with a chance to win an ebook from me. There are many authors participating, and there’s a major prize being awarded, too. If you can, swing on by and take a chance at winning. You will need to create an account, which is free and easy to do, to participate.
I’ve made changes to my website and one of the biggest changes is that I’ve added a link to the first chapter of each of my books. The book trailer for Up Close and Personal has also been posted. Take a look around.
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"The author does a terrific job starting things off with a bang and expertly keeping that heady pace through to the end. "
~ InD'tale Magazine
on Texas Two Step
"This tautly woven story builds to a fever pitch as Vitek sorts out the good guys from the bad.
~ RT Book Reviews
on Florida Heat
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