NaNoWriMo 2013 Bootcamp and Crits for Water

200x200icritforcleanwaterFirst off: my Crits for Water auction is STILL GOING! It keeps on running until 11:59 PM Eastern time, and you could win a 10 page manuscript + query letter critique from me! Plus, any money you donate goes to charity: water–meaning you’re doing a really good thing by participating in this auction.

So don’t miss the auction before it ends, my friends.

Now, moving on to…


It’s almost that time again. NaNoWriMo time. Okay, so it doesn’t start for another full month, but still! I’m SO EXCITED. Plus, I want to get my eggs in a row BEFORE the race kicks off.

Because here’s the deal: I’ll only be in the good ole US of A for exactly half of this years’s NaNo. Then hubby and I are off to Australia for our first vacation together in 3 years. (Hooray!) Yet, despite being only available for 15 days of 30,I’m still doing this year’s NaNo. I don’t care if I only hit 25,000 words or kill myself trying, but I just LOVE NANO SO MUCH. I can’t miss it, no matter what.

Seriously: NaNoWriMo is my most favoritest holiday-that-isn’t-a-holiday of the year.

And because I love it so much, I thought it would be fun to do something special with others this 2013. And that is:

NaNoWriMo Bootcamp

The name is kind of misleading because there would be no pushups involved (and nary a boot in sight…unless of course, your story involves boots), but the general idea is implied: the bootcamp would be pushing us all to hit the 50,000 word finish line.

Essentially, I’m envisioning a forum where we can set goals, compare daily word counts, share our triumphs and woes, discuss craft, and basically  help each other stay motivated to KEEP ON GOING.

I’d also set up the forum sooner rather than later so that everyone can start preparing for the NaNoWriMo to come and so we can pump ourselves up for the insanity that is November.

But before I go spending many  hours to set all of this up, I thought I’d first check that there was actually interest from my fellow writers and friends.

SO, if you think a NaNoWriMo Bootcamp is something you’d want to do this November of 2013, please fill out the form below! Oh, and spread the word if you can! The more the merrier, me thinks.

Update: The forum IS HAPPENING! Check it out here.

And now, I shall leave you all with my current jam. Have a WONDERFUL weekend! ♥