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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Writing Challenge

I am participating in JeRoWriMo--the New Jersey Romance Writers answer to NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is held every year in November. I've never attempted it because Thanksgiving is in November and I am responsible for the big family dinner--along with the accompanying house guests. In addition, with Christmas looming ahead and all the hoopla that holiday involves I know I would be doomed to fail if I set a plan in motion to focus on writing.

But February's big holiday is Valentine's Day, which need not involve much preparation. February is usually cold and sometimes snowy, the type of weather I consider perfect for writing. So this year I decided to sign up for JeRoWriMo. So far I've added a total of 4374 words to my work in progress. The goal is 30,000. I don't know if I will make it that far, but I am thrilled with my current word count.

Nancy Herkness organized NJRW's writing challenge and cheers on all the participants. The group is not too big, which is a bonus. For the most part, we know each other from our meetings. (It is only open to those who are members of NJRW.)

I am staying focused on my writing and looking forward to finishing my book. It's been fun!


Kathryn R. Blake said...

Great job, Penelope, and a great idea. Keep writing!

MarkD60 said...

I think not writing nanoremo because of Thanksgiving is a lame excuse! You can do it!

Will you please turn off your word verification? Blogger has an excellent spam protection, and if you do get spam, you can always turn it back on.
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Penelope Marzec said...


Thanksgiving is not a lame excuse! It's a major undertaking--at least, it is to me. :^)

I turned off the work verification just for you--but if I am deluged with spam, I'll turn it back on.