A side effect of NaNo:  I feel like my daily correspondence writing (e-mails, blog posts, et similar) has gone to poop while I've been working on this novel.  It's like I've used up all my writing gas on the WIP, and the car's sputtering into the station even writing a grocery list.

But...I officially passed the mark of the most words I've completed on a WIP today.  Squee!!

Switching gears--you know those people that make you feel cooler by association?  Well, Lisa and Laura Roecker fall into this category.  Their book, A Kate Lowry Mystery: The Haunting of Pemberly Brown just got acquired, and I cannot wait to read it (but I will have to as it isn't coming out until Spring 2011).  And after a little perusing of their website, I'm also counting down the days until their WIP, Pride and Purity, is acquired because I HAD A SIMILAR IDEA (only not YA genre) for the flipped gender roles in P&P ten years ago.  I outlined it, but I didn't write it.  I am glad that someone with a proper snarky, hilarious voice is, though.

I digress.  Proof of how cool they are...they are giving away a Kindle.  When they could have kept said Kindle for themselves.  something I would have done

Head over to their blog and leave a comment to win a Kindle.


  1. Nearly 16,000 words - you're doing awesome. I entered the kindle give away too. Hope I win even though I love the feel of a book in my hand.

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Karen! And for the record, we would definitely have kept the Kindle for ourselves if we didn't already have one , so don't be too impressed!

    And it's so funny that you mention P&P. The first book we wrote together was a retelling of P&P set in modern day Chicago. It was a huge flop because we followed Ms. Austen's original too closely. BUT we haven't given up on Pride and Purity. We only have about 10,000 words written, but hopefully we'll get back to it sooner or later.

  3. Thanks, Mary!

    L & L--Well, keep at it. I loves me some Darcy no matter what form it takes. My YA WIP is actually a contemporary retelling of Persuasion in H.S. Because who wouldn't dissolve into a puddle on the ground if an incredible guy they sack-of-trashed in the past walked back into their life?

    Ummm, not that I would know.

  4. Glad I stumbled across your blog Karen!

    I love hearing about everyone soaking up NaNo, I am having a blast too. Writing under deadline is not as scary as I thought.

  5. Thanks so much, Tamika! What's your NaNo username? I'll add you to my buddy list. Mine is naptimewriter.

    This week's been a bit harder with meeting the daily goals, but I still love having them as well.