Tuesday, November 30, 2010
2:28 PM | Posted by Lola Sharp | | Edit Post
To ALL my friends who finished their Nano-Journey I wish you a heartfelt CONGRATS!! *tosses confetti and throws streamers* *Pops cork* Pop! *Pours* *clink*
Even if you didn't 'win' but gave it your best daily effort, I deem it a win.
If you learned more about your writing process and who you are as a writer, I think you should claim it a huge success.
I am blessed to have talented, loving, brilliant CPs. CPs that love words and art and music as much as I do. A day does not pass without my feeling grateful for them...and for YOU.
I know this sounds trite, if not sappy, but it's true. I'm grateful for you. For writers and musicians and artists everywhere.
So, as you may know, four of my CPs decided to do Nano with me this year (and plenty of YOU, too!).
All 5 of us went BICHOK (butt in chair, hands on keyboard) and won. (see my sidebar graph-->) I'm proud, proud, proud.
I've read chunks of all of their Nano-WiPs...they're all SO damn good, unique, character driven yet action packed. (Being their CP is a pleasure.)
Dude, even their raw quick-and-dirty Nano writing is stellar. Summer's story is impossibly fresh and her verb choices are not merely strong and intriguing, but radiant. Portia's twisted MC had me lusting to be killed. JP...his story is going to make me cry, dammit. Maybe even to the snot-bubble zone. And my alt.-rock-loving 'Anna' (not sure if she wants me to reveal her real self...so I won't link her or her name until further notice) has romantic angst to spare.
To all the Nano "Winners" everywhere ...CHEERS!
If you kicked some Word-Count or Revision Ass...
PLEASE, though, take a year (or more) to revise and polish your manuscript and have quality CPs critique your work before you even think about querying it.
(if you haven't seen this clip, make sure you aren't drinking or eating anything while watching. Prepare to laugh until you cry. The horror.)
"I'm going to get my gun now." Love.
Sharing my Favorite Nov. Read/ Quickie Review:
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Jennifer's writing grabbed me hard from page one. The story's powerful love of music made my heart sing, even while it was breaking for the MC.
I won't even go into the amount of painstaking research Jennifer must have done to write this book, because it makes me feel like a slacker.
I'm in love with Jennifer Donnelly's writing and this book.
Oh, and I'd like to thank Catherine Bell at CBWriter for being my 600th friend! Please give her a visit and say hello, congratulate her on winning Nano.
Thanks to all of you for being in my life and allowing me to be in yours. ♡
So, how was your November?
How is YOUR writing/revising/editing going?
Read any beautiful books lately that make you feel like you should just hang it up? (Please, do tell.)
- Lola Sharp
- My name is Lola. (I'm not a showgirl) Yes, L-O-L-A Lola. It's the least of my worries. Let's move on, shall we? This blog is mostly about my misadventures on the journey to publication and beyond. My passion for lush prose, quirky characters, art, music, literature, performing arts and anything creative will be a major theme here. This journey of mine will not always be pretty. Much like rubbernecking a train wreck, I know sometimes you just can't help but look at the carnage that is often my life. So strap on your neck brace, helmet and 5-point harness and come along for the ride! Licentia poetica.
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