|Posted by UniquelyHis on November 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM|
Long before November came and long before I published my first book, I heard about Nano from a friend on Facebook. At that point I really had no interest. I wanted, however to be part of whatever she is a part of so I joined AuthorsDen. After all, it was her that encouraged me to have my first book published and I would not be where I am today if it was not for her. It did not end there for one thing led to another. There were groups on Facebook I could enjoy. I saw on my home page that there is a group called Authors Den. I joined and Karen approved.(Karen is also a writer and a friend of a friend but became a friend later) It was in that group another writer invited people to join her group (Where Writers and Authors Meet) and there as another group for people whose book or books are held hostage by Publish America.
I made some friends there and it was there I was encouraged to participate in the National Novel Writing Month Contest and it was not without challenges. My family demands my times sometimes. I seemt o be the only one who has to do all the grocery shopping and there are also the eating outs. THe problem with that is the transportation--the buses running late, etc. Another challenge was by my choice although it did not prove fruitful going out of town to find a business who would let me do a book signing. Sigh. Nevertheless through some sacrifices I made, and determination, I tackled the thing and finally accomplished what I set out out to do-- wrote a 50k + novel! Not only that, but this is my remake of my first novel! Eat dust, PA!