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Wow, I’ve Been Nominated For ‘Blog of the Year 2012’

Certainly a nice way to start my Sunday morning. There I was just reading a bit while my coffee finished waking me up when my blog notifier pinged a new comment.

It was a nice message from the writing blogger Roger Colby, of Writing is Hard Work, informing me that he had nominated me for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ award.

Blog of the Year Award 1 star thumbnailWow, just wow. I certainly don’t feel that I am worthy of this level of recognition, however it is great to know that there are people out there who find my writings interesting. Now I follow a number of great blogs, I wish I could bestow it on all of them. However I will try to keep it down to just a few of the best of the best.

So Here Are My Nominations:

  1. Sheila at Book Journey, her blog is one of my favorite book blogs out there. She posts interesting stuff regularly, including a lot of well thought out book reviews.
  2. Anita King, of Anita M King – Writing Window. Anita puts up a lot of great content for aspiring writers.
  3. Travel Between The Pages. A blog full of great content, both directly and indirectly related to books. This site takes submissions from other writers so congrats to those who contribute.
  4. The writers over at STEAMED! This one is full of great Steampunk related content, with an emphasis on writing in that genre.
  5. Payal of Steamboat Friday a really positive blog, the content she posts is always interesting.
  6. And not to seem to obvious but I have to give a shout to Roger Colby of Writing is Hard Work. His writing about his writing efforts have been very inspiring. So even if he had not nominated me he would have made my list.

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NaNoWriMo Day 24

So day 24 of NaNoWriMo showed forward progress. Again not as good as I would like or need to reach the goal, however as I had a fairly busy day I’m glad I was able to get in some writing during the day.

On to the next day and forward towards 50k!

Keep Writing!

NaNoWriMo Day 20

My twentieth day of the 2012 National Novel Writing Month was very productive and enjoyable.

For the first time I was able to participate in the local write-in, not in person but virtually via USTREAM.

I was able to add a good number of words to my NaNo work during the sprints that our leader Mary ran for us. While my word counts were a far amount off the goals she set it was still a lot of fun and productive. The feel of getting down to my writing with others who are doing the same was something new for me, I liked it.

If you can’t make a local write-in try to take part in a virtual one of some sort, knowing there are others pounding away at their keyboards right along with you is a great motivator.

I have now passed the half way mark and took a look at last year, day 20 was my last writing day in 2011. I had a slightly higher word count at that point but my life got interesting and my motivation failed. This was also after a number of no writing days before that.

This year I’m still going strong and just had a brainstorm of another short story/novella to work on. As a result my below par word count doesn’t have me worried right now, I think I will actually make it this year!

Keep Writing!


NaNoWriMo Day 19

National Novel Writing Month, at this point in the month the goal is seeming further and further off as the end of the month seems closer and closer.

Life once again made yesterday less than productive, a lot of good positive stuff happened but the day just wasn’t in my favor for writing much.

Tonight is looking better for getting some words down.

Keep Writing!

NaNoWriMo Day 18 17

Good Morning, as day eighteen seventeen of NaNoWriMo came to a close I had moved my effort forward by a little over 1k. Not a stellar performance but with my rather inconsistent blocks of writing time yesterday not bad.

I woke a bit after midnight and so I already have close to 700 words under my belt for today. Not sure if the write-in is in the cards, but it is supposed to be virtual as well so maybe I can listen/watch the stream.

Keep writing.

(update: got my days wrong… the month is becoming a blur)

NaNoWriMo Day 16

My National Novel Writing Month is moving right along. Even if yesterday ended up a little disappointing. I expected it, a busy workday plus family stuff last night.

So to place my mind in a writing mood today I am going to attempt to write this post based on this Friday’s Daily Prompt. To write a post with no three letter words. It is much harder than a person would think, English is full of three letter words what it is very hard to write without.

I am hopeful that I am able to achieve a higher word count as the earth completes spin number seventeen of November.

Keep Writing!

NaNoWriMo Day 15: Half Way There?

As I expected yesterday was not a good one for word count. While I did write a bit, it was kinda pathetic really.

But I had a lot going on that ate into my writing time and so I was exhausted by the time I was able to get time to write.

Today is looking similar but will probably have a better count than yesterday.

Anyway day 15 marks the half way point and if I was on track I would have 25,000 words in. At just a bit shy of 19k I’m not there yet. But that is what the weekend is for 😉

Keep writing!