It’s close… 2 more days and we’ll be tucked away writing our hearts out. We’ll be exhausted, cranky, and most likely non sociable. We may lose inspiration or even the energy to finish … but I like to look at the outcome. 50k words in one month is huge, and will take every spare moment I have, which isn’t much to begin with. But in the end I’ll have a novel … something to work with … perfect and make into something … perhaps even sell one day.

What will I lose by participating? I’ll lose extra time with my family and some sleep. I scoff at that. It’s no different than working on a project for work and having to be at the office every spare moment or being called to the hospital for an emergency surgery, because you’re a doctor or nurse. People’s jobs call them away all the time.

What will I get at the end … a novel. A dream. An accomplishment. I’m so excited to participate this year and it will be my first. So far, I feel prepared.

So to keep us excited and to help us stay focused and find time to write I’ll be assisting in some Word Counts or Write In’s, WC’s. There is tons of information below. If you’d like to join us in the WC’s please follow the info below. There are several ways. There will be kick off parties and giveaways to keep us all motivated.

Most of all I want to wish everyone Good Luck!!

If you’d like to sponsor me while I write please go here!

Tons of writing advice and assistance can be found on my Facebook Author Page.

I’ll be announcing WC’s on my Twitter … Use HashTag #FandomNaNoWC & #RRPNNWM to join me in our Writing Challenge on Skype. Find our WC group on Skype at #RRPNNWM for #NaNoWC ‘s and join. I can be found on Skype as itlnbrt, please friend me to join group.

Also, find me on my NaNo profile to add me as a writing buddy.


I’ll be doing WC’s for a couple of organizations … Renaissance Romance Publishing and Project Team Beta / Iron Pen Challenge


Our WC schedule so far is here —> RRPNNWM November 2012 Calendar with Word Count and Time Counts Skype Share

Renaissance Romance Publishing will be hosting a kick off party on November 1st using Hashtag #RRPNNWM on Twitter.


WC’s for Project Team Beta/Iron Pen Challenge … View their schedule at:

PTB and IPC have a giveaway for participants in their WC’s
Just because sometimes we need that little bit of incentive to write, every Fandom NaNo WC you participate in counts as an entry into the Scrivener Giveaway. Two winners will be chosen on December 1, 2012.
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
My Skype Name: itlnbrt
~The group chat opens 15 minutes prior to the hour for general discussion before the writing commences.
~So as not to disturb the others writers, we ask for complete silence—no chatting in the group chatroom—during the scheduled hour, unless you need to dropout of the session.
~Sessions may continue for another hour, with an intermission in between to share word counts and allow any withdrawals. Teasers will not be shared to minimize flow interruption.
~Sign-ups for each weekly session ends ten minutes before the starting hour for that day’s scheduled WC, with the last call on Twitter.

I can also add you to our Skype group if you fill out the form below.


Check out my Publisher’s Blog for info on current and future books.

Renaissance Romance Publishers