NaNo-Napped & Big News. Big Prizes

I have Been NaNo Napped


My fingers and hands ache and I am eating far too much processed food, but I am on a roll.


I feel terrible that I have not posted or visited any blogs in over a week. I decided at the very last minute to participate this year and without any prep work I have needed every free minute to write.

I know that I missed out on some cool contest & blogfest that I was intending to join, but I plan to make it up to everyone.

My writing is progressing better than expected. I am using Scrivener and it so rocks. I cannot believe I waited this long to try this awesome software/word processor for writers. It has an easy learning curve and offers more than enough features.  Take a look at these screenshots.

 I have really missed everyone that I have met through blogging. I feel disconnected. I didn't expect this.

I am taking a much needed break from writing tomorrow because I have a scheduled plot consultation with Martha Alderson  and I am so psyched.
Martha is the author of several books, her most recent, THE PLOT WHISPERER is amazing. After reading it twice I decided that the fee for her consultation is more like an investment in my writing career.


And now for my big news....


I was planning to host some sort of contest or blogfest when I reached 100 followers. I have now reached 150 and I want to celebrate and show my appreciation to all of you.


Please keep in mind that I am new to this and I have no idea how to host a contest or a blogfest. (note to self-call Alex)


But, I will figure it out.  The contest is not as important as the reason behind it & the really, really awesome prizes I have selected.


I have given this a great deal of thought and I want to show everyone how much I appreciate you reading my blog and offering such helpful advice and ideas whenever I have questions, Yes I know I have a lot.


The contest or blogfest itself will be very easy to enter and I will post the complete details when I can think of them hint* I welcome your ideas and suggestions on a specific type of contest or blogfest that you like to participate in.


and now for my list of prizes...


(1) one winner will receive a 2 hour plot consultation with Martha Alderson- valued at $280
(1) one winner will receive a Kindle e-reader (value &79+)
(3) winners will receive a copy of Martha Alderson's new book, The Plot Whisperer -value $9.00


Who knows, I may even have more prizes. It depends on how many people sign up. This will not involve any skill or talent. It is basically my way of sharing my appreciation and hopefully a way to allow more bloggers to get to know each other and connect with bloggers they do not already know.

So if you read all the way to here. Please pass the word. The contest or blogfest will not begin until after NaNo ends. I am thinking of starting it in early December and ending in time for winners to receive their prizes before Christmas.


Bye~for now!
Happy Writing!

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all your new followers Melissa, you deserve it. And don't worry about being a bit light on blog reading, many many people are in November (including me!).

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  2. Your blog is looking great, Melissa. Congratulations on reaching 150 followers!!
    Ohmygosh, I love the plot whisperer. Her YouTube series totally saved my current WIP. The consultation must have been great.
    Sounds like an amazing contest you've got planned here. I'll be checking back.
    Wishing you all the best with NaNo!

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  3. I found I was getting more done on NaNo when I wasn't really eating much at all. Take last night for example. I had a ton of yellow curry and only write 923 words. The night before: Triscuits with melted cheddar and feta crumbles: 2,600 words. I think I'm having Triscuits for dinner tonight.

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  4. Wow, that's some contest!

    November is usually when all NaNo-ers go into hiding, so you're not doing anything "wrong" by writing. Keep up the good work.

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  5. Hang in there Melissa. Your work will pay off.

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  6. First, that picture is seriously creepy. Freaked. Me. Out. Second, as to the nano-napped, me too. Except I've been kidnapped by slow kidnappers and I'm behind. Hoping to catch up. Good luck for the second half of the month!

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  7. Good for you! I love Nano. I'm glad you found my blog. Yours is very nice.

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  8. I'm glad you're having fun with NaNo. We miss you too, but we're all about writing, so we understand. I can't wait to hear about the blogfest. I'd love to do it!

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  9. Ooh, exciting! I really want to try Scrivener but I am already halfway through my WIP and I know that moving over there now will just distract me. My next book though, I'm doing it!

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  10. I love scrivner! Some people hate it, but it's so good for me to separate scenes. I'm glad you posted. I was wondering where you've been.

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  11. Keep on writing Melissa! Looking forward to news of your contest.

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