More Writing Fun


Every day a big chunk of my writing time is taken up with research.  I knew I was going to be writing about  life in 1967, so I could have done some of this before hand, but I didn’t.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy the research .  It’s really a lot of fun, but it does mean I’m spending more time at my computer than it takes to write 1600 or 1700 words .

Today I looked up the 1967 calendar and cigarettes.  Yesterday I researched guns and cars.  (Can you tell it’s going to be a murder mystery?)  The day before it was mostly maps, names and fashions.

I would recommend NaNoWriMo to anyone who loves writing and wants to give novel-writing a whirl.  It’s only one month.  And it’s only a couple or three hours a day.  It isn’t really a huge commitment.    (But then, this IS only Day 4.)


About treewithroots

Magda and Brent solve crimes and unravel mysteries on Mayne island. These exciting mystery/adventure stories for 9 - 13 year-olds, Magda's Mayne Island Mystery, Mayne Island Aliens and Mayne Island Skeletons, are available at various bookstores in the Gulf Islands. Amber enjoys reading to school classes. Teachers, please contact her if you'd like her to read to your class.

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