Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Month of the Novel

Before we get started, allow me to announce the winner of the giveaway! Congrats to Katie.
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November is drawing to a close. And, for many of you, that means NaNoWriMo is almost over. For some of you that may be another thing to give thanks for tomorrow! ;) For others, it is the end of a breathtaking challenge that has uplifted, inspired, and...totally exhausted you!

And some of you may be thinking: Now what?

What are you going to do now that your word count challenge is over? And what are you going to do with those 50,000 beautiful words you labored over?

Sorry. You sweated over.

For the month of December, here is my challenge for you: find something you are going to do with those words. You may have only embarked on this writing quest as a good exercise or for bragging rights or simply because. But you still shouldn't let your hard work go to waste.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Publish your work to Kindle. Hey, the experience of publishing and the few bucks you'll earn is definitely worth the effort. 
  • Type your story up nicely, print it out, and seal it with a bow. Viola! Christmas present for some lucky person.
  • Host a party. Gather your writing buddies and all of you exchange your stories. Maybe read them aloud. Invent a game. Eat plenty of writing foods, like coffee, chocolate, and... coffee and chocolate.

Ok, folks, I'm off to scribble on my novella (due on Kindle on February 23, 2014!) and dream of a White Thanksgiving. Adios!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Alicia A. Willis is a home-school graduate, published author, and avid historian. She is a firm believer in the principle that one can accomplish anything by substantial amounts of prayer and coffee. Visit her at her blog to view her historical-fiction novels and all the goings-on between writing!

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