Monday, October 26, 2015

NaNoWriMo, CATALYST ARC giveaway, and Grosheries

National Novel Writing Month. It's that particular November rite of writerly passage in which people feverishly commit to writing 50,000 words in a single month.

click here for site! I'm logged in there as LydiaKang :)
I know, I know. Naysayers often quote the usual things, something involving "art" and "time" and "amateur" and "literary terror" in the mix. Agents worry about the deluge of barely revised novel submission in December and January. Writers try to remember the several novels published that started as a NaNo baby (was it one, or two? Actually, it's a huge list.)

Well, I've never been able to NaNo because I've always been involved in heavy revisions during the month. But this year, the timing is right. And by that I mean:

1. I have an idea (it's called "Stitched" and I can't tell you what it's about, I'm superstitious)
2. I have time in October to outline the idea
3. There is a giddy happiness regarding said idea
4. Unlike other novels I've written, the research is minimal. I'm super comfortable with this world.
5. I have friends who plan on plying me with a lot of advice, sympathy, virtual donuts, and occasional group screams of frustration.
6. I'm planning on providing my picky, inner editor a subscription to Netflix and a 200 gallon drum of caramel and cheddar popcorn. Nothing's going to slow me down.

Add me as a buddy on the website, if you're participating!

In case you missed it, I have several ARCs of CATALYST still in hand, and am giving them away on Instagram.

And on a last note, I did this fun, random Twitter linguistics experiment after hearing my three children (two of which were born in NYC) pronounce the word "groceries" like this: GROSHERIES.

I was shocked. I pronounce it GROSSERIES. No H! H's don't need to be there!

So here's the results of my Twitter experiment.

How do you pronounce it? Are you doing NaNo this year? And finally (if you're not on IG) leave a comment if you'd like to request an ARC of CATALYST to review and I'll enter you into the draw. :)


Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck with NaNo. Hope you make your goal.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Go for it! I wrote my second book during NaNa and my third during June's BunMo. It can be done.

Deb Salisbury said...

Hooray for having time for NaNo this year! I wish you great success.

My whole family (we're from California) pronounces it GROSHERIES. :-)

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I could not find you there under "LydiaKang". :( I may or may not do it, but I have signed up (AKA Southpaw).

J E Oneil said...

And November is just a week away! Good luck with NaNo. I wish you weren't superstitious because "stitched" totally piques my curiosity. Have fun and happy writing.

Romance Reader said...

All the best with NANO. Hoping you make your word count goal.

Carol Riggs said...

Hope you're enjoying NaNo-ing!!! I've never tried it either, cuz it doesn't fit with how I draft novels. Good luck! And I pronounce it GROSS-eries because getting groceries isn't much fun. lol

Crystal Collier said...

I DO NOT NaNo. My words end up as a pile of mush that has to be sloshed through while searching for anything of value. It's a messy experience and I just don't want to shower that much. ;)

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