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October 29, 2010


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Best of luck, Donna! I can sense your excitement! Since I first heard of NaNo last year, I've thought it was a wonderful/crazy thing to do. I should have tried it last year when I had the time. Time? I had time? Hard to believe, but I did have an open window of writing time then, but I was in a current WIP (hmmm...still my current WIP actually) and didn't want to start something new. And now this year, my push to finish out my semester of college will have to be my "rush." So, no possibility of NaNo for me, but I'm going to borrow your enthusiasm anyway. LOL It's a great thing to have a deadline. You better be getting lots of sleep this last weekend before taking off on your race Nov. 1! :) I'll be cheering for you!

Donna Cummings

Melissa, you are such a sweetheart! Now I'll HAVE to finish when I've got such a great cheerleader. :)

I had to laugh about when you had "time". It's definitely in short supply for you nowadays! But your college work is sooo important, and definitely worth the time you're devoting to it, so feel free to use any of my enthusiasm you need. :)

I do think the deadline helps motivate me. LOL Otherwise a lot of things get done "tomorrow". LOL

Liz Fichera

Once I get edits done this weekend (hopefully), I'm going to get back into my other half-finished novel. If I can do 50K next month, I'll be a happy camper. But then every month is NaNoWriMo for me. It's still a motivator, though.

Donna Cummings

Liz, I think that's a good way to look at it -- every month is NaNo. LOL That's what I liked about trying it the first time, learning that it was a good writing pace for me. Some days I might have to struggle a little bit more, but most days it's great.

Good luck to you with edits and doing 50K!


I really admire the NaNoers...but am not ready to even attempt this. Right now, I feel like I'm jumping out of my skin with everything I need to do...and I'm not insane enough to try something else right now!

I'm insane, but have to draw a line somewhere!

Donna Cummings

Maureen, completely understandable! I have a feeling it may prove more challenging this year since I've got a lot of things I'm editing and revising and organizing. We'll see what happens. LOL I might be insane even considering it!


It's so inspiring that your NaNo books got as far as they did! A great success story! Can't wait to buy your book when it's published :) I'll be at your side for NaNo! It will be fun and crazy

Donna Cummings

Kristin, we'll have fun! It is definitely wild and crazy, but it also feels like such an accomplishment - which is why I want to finish it again this year. :)

Jan O'Hara

I'm not NaNoing, but I'll definitely cheer on those brave souls who are planning to.

Oh, and glad you subdued lizard brain. Wishing you good sub mojo!

Donna Cummings

Jan, thanks for the good sub mojo! I've actually got two books on sub right now, so I need twice as much mojo as before. LOL

Cheerleaders are always welcome. :) We'll return the favor once we recuperate from NaNo. LOL

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