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NaNoWriMo 2018

For the uninformed, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which has been designated as November. The idea is to write 50,000 words during the month of November (albeit a very short novel, more like a middle-grade range). That averages out to 1,667 words per day. I’ve heard about NaNoWriMo for a while now, but it’s always felt too daunting to…

Rejection: the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc

Rejection: I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. And now that I’ve received my first rejection, I’m actually feeling okay about it. I’m not feeling dejected (sad and depressed; dispirited) and maybe that’s because I prepared myself for the high likelihood of rejection. Or perhaps I’m not too disappointed because I did get a full manuscript request on Saturday.…

Fine-tooth comb: an attitude or system of thorough searching or scrutinizing

I’m getting my manuscript ready for #DVPit next week. It’s a scheduled Twitter pitch session for books by and about diverse characters. Since my book features characters from various races and ethnicities in the melting pot of Hawaii, it seems like a perfect candidate for #DVPit. I’ve come up with some sample pitches that I will post throughout the day.…

Persona: the aspect of someone’s character that is presented to or perceived by others

If you’ve been following my past few entries, you’ll remember how I contrasted the process I had writing a memoir/novel and my current work in progress, “Book One.” (I promise, I’m almost settled on the title and I will reveal it soon!) Today I want to talk about my feelings regarding those characters and how I portrayed them. In the…