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Top Ten Things I Learned from Participating in NaNo Last Year


First off, thanks Patricia for having me here! I’m super excited to be blogging today about the things I learned from doing National Novel Writing Month  http://www.nanowrimo.org/  last year. It was my first time to participate and as November is right around the corner, the topic is timely.

The best part: the book I wrote during NaNo is a finalist in the Mills & Boon New Voices http://www.romanceisnotdead.com/Entries/104-Thigh-Noon contest! (If you have a moment to go vote for me, so I can move on to the next round in the competition, I would greatly appreciate it. It requires painless and free registration.)

On to the list!

1. The key to having a great NaNo experience is preparation. I know you pantsers are cringing, but it’s 50,000 words in a month. If you regularly suffer from writer’s block or stare at the screen a lot, it’s critical to have a plan. I follow Alex Sokoloff’s NaNo Prep Series http://thedarksalon.blo…