November and NaNoWriMo


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 11-11-2014

For writers the month of November is NaNoWriMo also known as National Novel Writers Month. It is the challenge to write fifty thousand words or more in the month. I have participated before and been successful. I have also participated and not been successful. Either way I have the bones to a book. This year is going slow. Whether I will find success or not is yet to be determined. I will let you know.

If you have advice I would appreciate hearing it. Encouragement is also appreciated.

Thank you, Jodi

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2014


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 01-04-2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 I signed up for CampNaNoWriMo. My challenge is to write three short stories. The genres are Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian. All of these will have romance added in. The purpose is to give me material to work with as I polish my book. Well, time to start working on the story and the plot. I’ve already stated to get to know the characters.

Sunday, April 6, 2014. Change of plans for the three stories. The Genres are now: Fantasy/Dystopian/Historical Fiction. I’ll explain more about this later, but for now I have a project. It’s exciting.

A new start after NaNoWriMo


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 08-12-2013

I had a chance to talk with a good friend over coffee. It seems I have been more than a little confusing with my posts lately. I thought I would show you what I had written, then show you how I improved it. That left a combobulated trail to follow. Starting this week I will simply post 2 pages of my latest story. I will post them 1, 2 etc. in the order to read them.

This story is titled ‘Misty’s Magical Shed. It is taken from my 2012 attempt for NaNoWriMo. I only completed 36,000 words, but am proud of the story and the characters. It is a fun attempt for me with Mid-Grade Fantasy.  There is so much more to the story than what I am going to share with you, so if you like it let me know. I have thoughts and ideas of other stories that can evolve from additional material I have written

Looking forward to sharing this with you.

Thx again, Jodi

Fyi: combobulated= totally confusing and mixed up.

NaNoWriMo Winner 2013


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 30-11-2013

2013-NaNoWri MoWinner

I did it. Final word count for Oh What Fools We Be: 50,359

NaNoWriMo 2013


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Working on my Craft | Posted on 22-11-2013

 It’s coming up on the final week of NaNoWriMo, and I’m barely over halfway there. I’m going to work really heard this week to catch up.

The story about Zoe and the plot to wipe intelligent life from planets, so the mineral riches can be mind without hindrance, has taken several turns, Zoe herself has given me startling information about her past. It has not always been a bed of roses, so to speak. As a matter of fact I’ve resisted what she has told me happened. But as a writer I must let my characters be who they are. Besides that I admire this woman, More than that I like her. I hope, when I have time to edit, readers will care for her as much as I do.

Time to get back to NaNo. Wish me luck.