Row80 Mid Week Check in -- Eating my words

I lied.  

I swore up, down, right, left and till almost blue in the face I wasn't going to do it again.

But then....I saw her

Yes, it's just a wig mannequin, but that hair, that face, those cheek bones just yelled at me to tell a story.    Tough, leather jacket, smart spoken. Then a name came to me - Jersey Lee. So I gave in and spent yesterday looking at pictures, coming up with names, finding the guy, thinking of a story.  Couldn't stand the thought of not doing it.   I'm free this classes to distract.     I just love the idea of locking up my pesky internal editor and just letting it flow.  So......  Yes!  I'm doing NaNoWriMo again. I'm not going to kill myself to win by stressing about the numbers and adding filler.  Just going to go with it and see what happens.  If I win, great. If I don't.  At least I'll have the beginnings of another interesting story.  My handle is mytwoblessings if you want to add me as a writing buddy on the site.

Need help prepping for NaNoWriMO:

Check out mystery author Alexandra Sokoloff's series of Nano prep posts

 Larry Brooks of Story Fix and his 31 Empowering Posts in 31 days

In the meantime I'm going to continue on editing Eyes in the Ashes and all the stuff I mentioned earlier.  Which is going well by the way. I'll recap on Sunday. 

See how everybody else is doing here.


  1. I'm glad that you're just going to let it flow!! Have fun!

  2. It's funny how the oddest things inspire us. Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

  3. Sometimes an idea hits us because of a face, a sound, a doesn't take much to set us off. LOL

    Good luck with all your projects!

  4. Good luck with NaNoWrimo! Sounds like you have a good plan. One challenge I have with purely wordcount-based goals: they tend to encourage filler. And it's that much more you have to edit out later. Sounds like you have a good starting point, too!

  5. NaNo can be so much fun when you just let it flow. I had a blast last year doing it that way. Didn't write a lot of filler. In fact, now that I'm rewriting, I found that I left out about half of the book. LOL Great experience. Not sure I have time this year, but we'll see. I may do it as a collection of flash fiction. Not sure I want to commit to a novel when I'm already in the middle of one.

  6. Congrats on finding the characters for NaNoWriMo! I did NaNo last year, and from that project, my current, pretty-much-finished WIP Interior Designs was born.

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Robin, Sometimes we just have to let go and see where a thought or inspiration will take us. The other goals will still be there when you come up for air.

  8. Thanks for the link at our blog! We'll be sure to check it out. Yes, my sister is clever with her 'Braised Broads' isn't she?

    Look forward to following you, too! Good luck with Jersey Lee and the story...write like the wind!


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