Saturday, November 8, 2014

Updates on the process of HOLLY LANE

Great things are happening in the months of November and December, and I'm beyond happy, and excited for it all to take shape so I can see the finished product.

First  up:
On November 4th,  I signed myself up for the NaNoWriMo challenge. Which translates to: National November Writing Month, for authors. The goal is to complete a 50k book in one month's time.

Though, just to say, Holly Lane will be well over 50k.

The real reason I decided that I should enter this challenge was based on how crazy busy my life had gotten. I needed an extra push to finish the last little bit of Holly Lane.  With an extremely busy personal life, it's left me with little time to write as my deadline for the editor draws near. 

Now, this is my first experience with NaNoWriMo, but I think it's been a great challenge for me so far. I love that they have forums to chat with other authors and they have pep talks, as well. Of course there are other things about this group too, that I won't bore you with the details of. But, I do love that when I sign in, they have what I call a "rooting for you" reminder that you can climb that hill and make it. Of course these are reminders for other things as well.

Anyway, I'm glad my fellow author friend, Mari Lincoln, passed the NaNoWriMo info in my direction.

On to some exciting news, or so I like to think, anyway.

Holly Lane hits the editor on November 16th for the second half of edits, and then it's off to the copyright office.

Shortly after all of that, when December 10th rolls around, Holly Lane will be off to the formatter. 

Final product date for release:
My hope is to have Holly Lane out by December 20th.


  1. Good luck with NanoWriMo J.B, I hope this will give you the extra push to reach your goals and deadlines! :)

    1. Thank you! :) I'm just about done. Doing this challenge was a great idea. This challenge helped me stay on track and to not over commit myself to other things.