Like many writers, I spent November with my head down and fingers flying. I’m happy to report that I completed my seventh NaNoWriMo challenge this year. And it was just what I needed. As you know from previous posts, I’ve been struggling with my latest WIP. Not the story, but prying the darn thing out… Continue reading It’s that time of year!
Many of us are engaged in the annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge at the moment – the one where a bunch of nutjobs like myself commit themselves to writing fifty thousand words in thirty days. This is my seventh NaNoWriMo, and I have to say, though it isn’t for everyone, I find this… Continue reading Now’s the time to add the pad!
Words can be fickle friends, can’t they? Some days they rush out so fast it’s hard for my fingers to catch up. Then there was the month of August. And half of September…But not October! Nope. I’m not going through another drought like that anytime soon. No way, no how. There were real enough reasons… Continue reading Strange magic by Maggie Wells
I started a new manuscript this week. Some authors get really excited about a new start. I’m not one of them. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write—the synopsis is detailed, the story already sold. The opening scenes are clear in my head. I just…I always feel like I don’t know my characters… Continue reading Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation
I just returned from my second-ever RWA national conference. This year, the conference in fabulous New York City. The last I attended was in 2010 at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Yep, two conferences, five years apart, but both experience were incredible. And very different. I thought I’d take a minute to do a little… Continue reading A Tale of Two Conferences by Margaret Ethridge/Maggie Wells
I’m sorry I don’t have a more zippy post to share with you this month. You see, a couple weeks ago, my publisher gave the verbal green light on books 2 & 3 in a proposed series. Yay! Then he hit me with a deadline that made me flinch just the teensiest bit. Now, I’m… Continue reading Mags vs. the panic attack
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813). It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Mr. and Mrs. Dursley… Continue reading What’s your line? Play a game with Mags!