I finally got started and then had technical, and personal issues that kept me off the computer all day yesterday and much of today! Completely behind now. Thanks for encouragement Nina - (the name of my main character, btw)
Actually I had some time yesterday, so I scrolled through all the groups and did find nanowrimo and sent a note in which I begged to be allowed to join. I hope that does the trick, if not I can always offer sacrifices of chocolate chip cookies. (That has never failed me.) Thanks for getting back to me. Now if I can just find the "you show me yours I'll show you mine" discussion group about works in progress.
Arrrgh!! OK, the same thing happened once before when I wanted to join a group. I must be missing an important step. I went to groups and clicked. Not wanting to scan through over 200 groups I put "NanoWriMo" in the search and came up with nada, zip, zilch, no such group exist. What am I doing wrong??
Hey, Nina, do you know Lisa B. Freedman? She's here on She Writes, too, and I'm asking because she has done yoga/writing workshops, too. If you don't know her, she is part of these forums and shares a common interest conjunction with you. Lovely and amazing woman and writer. I know her from IWWG conferences.
Hi Nina, Glad you enjoyed visiting my website! I really enjoy the image selection process, even though it is a lot of work. I have learned a lot about letting images inspire my writing, which is why I made the various arrangements necessary to have a graphics-rich writing site (that doesn't violate copyrights on the art). I hope you'll come back again, and I also hope you'll join me in writing to my new free weekly sample prompt. Collect your prompt (and check out my write from the same one after you've done yours) before just past midnight on Sunday morning, when the first prompt will disappear and a new one will take it's place (ditto for my accompanying write). Thanks for accepting me into the NaNo fold. I just did a wall post about my free gift for NaNo participants there.
Hi Nina, Just got your comment from back in October about NanoWrimo for Young Writers. Anyway, I ran an afterschool writing club for 6th graders which turned out to be great. My son and about 5 other kids, mostly boys, all writing for each other from the male imagination: swords, guns, death, dragons, knights, space ships, evil guys, battles. You'll see with your son! Everyone wrote more than they thought they could -- and not that I'm bragging or anything, but my son wrote a sci-fi thriller of 30,000 words!
Hi Nina - I so miss Black Lace! The first story of mine that they accepted went into the very last anthology they published, and then goodbye. But I'd love to chat about erotica, so once you've got those darn charming letters out of the way... !
Hi Nina! How did it go? I bombed! Didn't make it to the end in the face of many stresses... but at least I got started. I guess.
BTW, High Park is a big, well-known park in Toronto that elves would be very comfortable in and may already inhabit. It is also the name of the surrounding neighbourhood, which is full of big, old houses.
Thanks Nina! Yes, university lecturers can kill anything. It's the minute dissection that does it, I think. Instead of seeing these spirited writers for the women they really were, they got suffocated by critical theory. So, I thought I'd revive some of them. I'm taking on the Brontes right now for the next piece.
Nina - I totally understand about not having enough time. Congratulations on the publisher wanting to see your MS. Good luck! As for Nano, I feel bad on that one but I would concentrate on the YA book also. I'm working on a couple of books also that should be ready for publication early next year if all goes well. Keep me posted about your book.
Thanks Nina for the lovely comment regarding my essay - I so appreciate that it resonates with other mothers out there...
In rather random other news, I notice that you're from Germany. My husband's family are as well (Stuttgart and Salem, near the Bodensee). We're there almost every summer, so it's nice to hear about all the interesting work you do in Munchen. My kids (now 5 and 7) are fluent German speakers - although my own is a bit pitiful(Schrecklich!)
oh, and you're doing Nano too - what fun, I'm struggling to get to 25,000 this weekend - especially as I changed my novel entirely (from adult literary to YA) after week1!
cheers - Sayantani
Thanks Nina for the welcome. Been trudging along with Nanowrimo since the beginning of Nov. Still behind in the word count but progressing. Other stuff on my plate is taking time: publishing my children's book and working on a children's book series (with a team) that is hoping to encourage children with disabilities.
Hope all you Nanowrimo writers are having fun!
Hi, Nina. Thank you for welcoming me. I love strong erotica too. I'm not much into the 'ick' factor. Believe it or not, my name was just a random select that I thought was rather accurate for what I try to achieve in my Afroerotic writings.
I enjoy ERWA. I am so thankful for the posts with submission details. I have learned so much there from other erotica writers.
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"Welcome, V! Good for you for taking the time for yourself to do something you love. It makes you a better mom! I got back into writing the same way, one nap time at a time. I look forward to hearing about your progress!"