Monthly Archives: November 2011

ABC 123(4)s of NaNo: 4 is for Four Weeks Gone By


4 is for four weeks gone by. Four looooong weeks. Or four super short weeks if you can’t believe it’s over already. It’s hard for me to believe it’s over already. I can’t believe I’ve posted everyday this month! (heh sorry but after this it goes back to the twice a week schedule!) It’s been a fun journey and I hope you guys have enjoyed it and have gotten something from it as well. Congratulations on making it to the end!


Day 30: You’ve made it to the end! You deserve HUGE props for sticking it out, even if you missed the ultimate goal. Try to keep writing if the story isn’t at the end and if it is, put it aside for a short while and then go back and edit! Make your creation into something amazing!

Also don’t forget to go back and check day 9 if you want cash in on my earlier offer!


ABC 123(4)s of NaNo: 3 is for Three Cheers for you!


3 is for three cheers for you!  It’s the day before the end of the month and you are still with us! You might be working frantically now to get to the end since there’s only one day left, but take a moment to pat yourself on the back for the great work you’ve done so far. Three cheers for you!

Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!


Day 29:  Need that final push? Need someone to kick you in the ass? Leave a comment with a Twitter name and/or an email and I’ll be by to give you that needed kick!

ABC 123(4)s of NaNo: 2 is for Two Days to Go


2 is for two days to go!  Well two days after today. You’ve come so far. I can’t believe it’s almost over myself. This month seems to have flown by.  I hope you guys have enjoyed the ride of your own novels and hopefully my little daily posts have given you some motivation to help keep you moving.

Day 28: You’ve come this far! There’s no giving up now. The end is near!

ABC 123(4)s of NaNo: 1 is for One Month One Story


1 is for one month one story.  As the month is coming to a close, you look back and realize just how much you’ve done.  Your story might not be close to the end, but look at how much you’ve accomplished in just barely a month. 30k words? 40k words? Maybe you’re over 50k already. It’s amazing. It’s a feat not many others can brag about. Even if you do nothing with your story after this month*, you’ll have accomplished something many others have only ever dreamed about.

*If you’ve come this far, I highly recommend finishing things up. Giving it some time and then get to editing. Even if you only use the Createspace promo to print a copy for you and your friends/family, you should finish what you started!


Day 27:  I’m out of the letters and into the numbers folks. That means the end is near. Keep up the pace and if you’re at the right point, start wrapping things up! You can do it!

ABC 123(4)s of NaNo: Z is for Zenith


Z is for zenith. As you are finishing your story, you should be arriving at the zenith or climax.  The high point of your story, where the heroes kill the evil king, rescue the princess, finally get that kiss, is where you want your readers to be the most excited, cheering for your characters. Make sure to take the time to describe it well. Not only will the reader appreciate you spelling it all out, making it look pretty, answering all the question, it will do wonders to up your word count!


Day 26: If you’re behind, pick it up people, even if it seems impossible that you’ll finish. You’ll still be a winner if you work through the whole month, even if you don’t hit the 50k. Keep going!