Tuesday, September 1


As I begin to delve into research for my NaNoWriMo project I find doubts quietly creeping up.
  • Will I have enough time to write?
  • Will I be able to craft a story or will it be just a jumble or words?
  • Why did I have to pick a romance, can I really right a conceivable love story? 
These and many other nervous self-doubts are normal right? So what if I don't write a breakthrough story,no one else has to read it unless I want them too. I'm not doing this for any other reason but that I love meeting new characters and telling their tales. As long as I focus on that, I think I'll be okay.

I don't sound very convincing do I!
What about you? Are you nervous about making the deadline? I noticed on the forums a few days ago a list of links to similar challenges that take place throughout the year and while I don't want to use it as an excuse at least I know I can always try again in January.


  1. I'm still wondering why they picked November. In some ways that's got to be the worst month, so much going on.

    I've found the love story the hardest part to put together with everything else. I recently found this post from Kaye Dacus that explains Billy Mernit's Seven Romance Story Line Beats from his book Writing the Romantic Comedy. He's a screenwriter, but it makes sense for novels too. Lots of things suddenly clicked for me. Still trying to figure out how to weave everything together in a nice neat pattern though.

  2. Thanks for the link.

    This will be my first attempt to get a regency drafted. Before I've always pettered out after the outline and a few chapters. My main characters will both be "normal" and not overly dramatic like I usually love and I'll try to follow the seven steps and see if that helps.


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