Monday, November 1, 2010

Nation Novel Writing Month has begun. And Contest winner.

Welcome to the month of literary abandon!

It's 1 in the morning on November 1st and I just finished writing the first 1700 words of my new novel.
(I know, I'm an over-achiever.)

There was only one person who entered the contest I posed last week, but you know what? That's totally ok because her ideas were awesome. I liked her suggestion for a title for this blog the moment I laid eyes on it.

Ralene from the Faith, Hope, and Suspense blog suggested, as you might have guessed from the new graphic up above, Fiction Technician.

Thanks Ralene for being such a good sport.
And you won your choice of a graphic created by me in Photoshop about your Work in Progress, or a full manuscript critique. E-mail me at smilerjg (at) gmail (dot) com to let me know which prize you would like.

I'm excited for this new blog. And for the next month.

Write on, writer friends. Here's to a month of writing dangerously!

(PS I'm going to be looking into changing the URL for this blog soon, but for now I'm going to keep it under the old name.)


  1. Yay! Thank you! I'm just glad I was able to have. Love the new graphic above. :) I'll email you shortly.

  2. I love your blog! Had I met you earlier I would have for sure joined in your contest!!! 100 posts?? Amazing!!! That's so super exciting!

    I hope you feel free to stop by my blog to say hello! I'd love to have you!

  3. 1700 is great! Good luck on your Nano goals. I don't know why I didn't find your blog before!

  4. Ralene, I'm excited to read your manuscript.

    Jen and Lydia! Welcome to my blog! It's so nice to meet new people.

  5. Nice to find another NaNoWriMo participant. Best of luck! What's your screen name on NaNoWriMO? I'll buddy you or you can buddy me. I'm LLWriter and so far I'm churning out the words at a fairly good pace...and they are actually making sense!

  6. Hi, Lee! Wow, you review a lot of books on your blog. That's awesome! As a writer who hopes to someday join the sphere of published books, I thank you.

    My nanowrimo name is LeoLewis. I'll buddy you right after posting this comment.