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Work in the Potato Garden

As I mentioned on Monday, today’s blog entry is an excerpt from the novel I’m writing this month. You may think you recognize some of the characters involved, but any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.* Without further ado, enjoy this scene, called, “Work in the Potato Garden.” ——————- That afternoon,… Read More »

NaNoWriMo Update

As you may recall, I’m sweating blood and tears while I write a novel this month. Here is a chart of my progress so far. I’m at 19,969 words, as of this blog entry. The goal, by November 30, is a completed novel of 50,000 or more words. As you can see, I’m a little… Read More »

Flashlight Friday! Why Don’t You Try Sketching?

Flashlight Friday—the day I shine a tiny little spotlight (a.k.a. flashlight) on a traveler who I admire. —————- Can you believe it’s November? You know what that means….. It means that besides posting to my blog 3 times per week, and working full-time at my new job in Monterey California, I will also be writing… Read More »

TGIA! (Thank Goodness I’m Awesome!)

It’s hard every year. NaNoWriMo—30 days, 50,000 words. But for three years running, I finished under the deadline, and I had hoped that this year, my fourth year, I would also meet with success. The first day had me especially excited, because I wrote more than the recommended 1,667 for staying on track for the… Read More »

It’s December, and Last Month I Wrote a Novel

I’m done with my third novel, my third year in a row. This one weighs in at 51,054 words. It’s a fictional, partly autobiographical story, one I’m not planning on sharing at this point. But don’t feel left out, because the following is a description of one of the made-up characters from my partly made-up… Read More »

Writing Another Novel

As you should well know, it’s already past the middle of November. That means NaNoWriMo is in full swing! Yes, I am doing it again, writing another novel, the third year in a row. No, I still did not plan my novel in advance, and no, I don’t really think my writing has gotten better.… Read More »

Novelist Completes Another Book, titled "Development"

This is the awesome message that awaited me when I submitted my novel in full, to NaNoWriMo this morning. 50,339 words in less than 30 days, and I can proudly say that I am a two-time novelist! DEVELOPMENT By Evelyn Helminen Several people, all stemming from different backgrounds, attend a personal development workshop. There is… Read More »

NaNoWriMo: Writing a Novel in 30 Days.

It’s back, National Novel Writing Month. The month where you start a novel on November 1st, and finish it by November 30th with at least a grand total of 50,000 words! And yes, I am attempting this again. I did it last year, with no prior planning and no intermediate planning, and finished with a… Read More »


Yep. I finished my novel (titled “Rivers”) on Friday, November 27, 2009. I just submitted it to the nanowrimo website  and received this very nifty “Winner’s” badge! The official word count was 50,483. You might also like:NaNoWriMo – I’m going to write a novel!NaNoWriMo–I’m Writing A Novel AgainMy Real Feelings About the Blank Page St…