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Writing Contest


Okay, all my NaNoWriMo friends.  You have finished your novel. Now you are wondering, what’s next.  Well, I found a contest on Twitter called “Dear Lucky Agent.” This contest is for Sci-Fi and YA novels.  You just mention the contest twice through social media, and then submit the first 150-200 words of your unpublished book-length work, including your email, links to the social media you used, your name (real name, not nom de plume, please), the title and a one-sentence description of your book (aka logline or pitch).

You could win a critique of the first 10 double-spaced pages of your work by an agent!

This contest ends January 31,start entering!

To find out more information, go to

Good luck!

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NaNoWriMo–Day 1

Okay, here it is!  The first day of NaNoWriMo, and my first year to try to write a 50,000 page book in one month.  I have warned my friends (not that they’ll remember) and my family (my parents will remember) that November is off limits because I’m going to be writing.  I’ve finished most of my character profiles, my synopsis and a rough outline, jotted down some good notes as far as the duties of a game warden (one of my characters is one of these) and hunting seasons. And if I get stuck on something I’ll just call my dad who used to be friends with a game warden and has lots of stories.  I’ve even worked ahead on my Bible Study.

Goals for today:

  • post synopsis on NaNoWriMo site
  • write roughly 2,000 words

Things to expect in the future:

  • strange questions posed on Facebook and Twitter about hunting, cotton farming, cattle raising and word options
  • strange phone calls to family and technical support
  • practical famine, followed by binging on junk food and gaining weight
  • weekends that don’t see me out of my pajamas

Thanksgiving is going to be tough. I may have to take some days off at the end of the month to finish.  However, right now, I’m just going to concentrate on starting.

Wish me luck.  And if you are participating in NaNoWriMo, best of luck to you.

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