Tuesday, November 2, 2010


National Novel Writing Month is here, and I want to give a shout-out to all of those brave, wonderful writers out there who are setting to the task of a 50,000 first draft in one month's time. Sadly, I won't be participating this year - I still have to finish up this revision, and then I need to read and recharge. But that doesn't mean I won't be thinking of all of you, and looking forward to joining next year. In fact, the novel I'm currently revising was my Nano project last November. It's gone through a few changes over the past year, and I'm thrilled to still be working on it.

So, how goes it, so far? I want to hear about your mad first-drafting, so that I may live vicariously!


  1. Hi Alisa
    Good luck on your revision.
    I'm doing Nano for the first time, and so far it's great! Went to a write-in today. Last night, after my pages, I designed a fun fake book cover in Photoshop. Come see! I just posted on NaNo at my blog, Idea City. Catherine

  2. Hmmm, is there a way to make that link live? If not just paste it in your browser.

  3. For me, it's mad revising! The story's been done for some time now, but being that it's my first novel, there are some glaring issues. This rewrite has taken far longer than I've expected.

    I've revised 20k words so far.

  4. I find it amazing that people are even writers or inspiring to become such. What talent and patience is needed