Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month this year? I stick my nose in it every year, and always come through to December with more manuscript than I had before. It's a supportive and exciting way to get writing, if you aspire to that kind of thing!
This year, I made it extra special with some rituals. A lot of writing rituals that you find out there recommend that you wake up early, do insane things like take cold showers, and get writing at the same time of th
This year was quite the adventure for Valkyrie's Cry and I. We entered two different First-Chapter-of-your-Novel contests and did very well! The first contest was the Palouse Writer's Guild, awarded in June. I took second place in that contest. The second contest was the bigger, and highly competitive Pacific Northwest Writer's Association contest. I was one of nine finalists. It's been very rewarding to participate in these two contests. I've learned a lot and hope to contin