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Coming to the end.

Well... November is almost over! I've successfully kept up with my own writing goal this month, to write something every single day. Counting today, there are only 5 days left to this lovely challenging month of scribbling stories.

I've already heard that most of the NaNoWriMo-ers that I know are nearing the end of their 50k aspiration. I'm really not sure how they did it, or found time for it, but apparently it can be done. :-)

So, where am I in this jumbled mess of thousands of words? .:. I've now made it up to 15,600 words. If I get a couple more thousand in for the month, I'd be fully content. I guess we'll find out in just a few more days.

Here is one of my favorite parts of my book:

The ship was a colossal culmination of the most modern Edwardian accomplishments. From bow to stern, the R.M.S. Titanic was a beauty, even Effaline had to agree with the common opinion, and she was not fond of admiring nautical capabilities. This especial morning marked the beginning of an important day in history.

How far have you made it? .:. I'm eager to hear updates from my blog readers. Oh, and feel free to link up your ink-infused posts from this month.

~*~ I'm linking up to Snippets of Story on Katie's blog!


A dozen days of writing.

Today is the twelfth day of intense writing for many people this year. It's so fascinating to peek over at just about anyone's blog and find out that they have some sort of writing goals for month too!

I'm extremely curious to know how far everyone has made it so far. At almost the halfway point in the challenge, are you on track for getting almost halfway to your goal? If you've stopped by to read my blog, I'd love to hear your thoughts and goals. Comment below and link up your writing-related posts in the monthly Sharing Our Bookshelves event.

My aspiration for the month .:. To make progress each day of November, whether it be by writing a few hundred words in my story, or by fleshing out some of the details that I still have yet to figure out by the end of the novel.
---I'm hoping this is the story that I can eventually (not this month though!) turn into my first novel. Currently I'm at 8,000 words.


My story is historical fiction. And, my! There are so many topics to research in order to get all the details just right: River Thames, Henley-on-Thames (an English town), the R.M.S. Titanic, the Gilded Age, the Edwardian era, train connections in England, the life of British servants, the 1912 Olympics.... the list goes on. But it's certainly an enjoyable set of topics to learn about while I write.

What kind of topics have you needed to research for your writing projects?


Sharing Our Bookshelves {November 2012}

Ah! I've been writing in my new story, and feeling quite excited about the project before me. Day 1 and Day 2 of November (MyWriMo) have been successful writing days. I feel like I've gotten so much more work done than I have all year. And that's with just a few hundred words for both days day. More about writing later on in the month.

There are a couple Favorite Finds that I just had to share before I let any more time go by. And also I need to post the monthly link-up for Sharing Our Bookshelves. --- As usual, the link-up is open all month long for anything book-related or writing-related... so if you're posting on your blog about your writing... come share, so that we all can read!

Favorite Finds

The Children's Titanic Paper Dolls
{Simply Vintagegirl}

I'm terribly excited about the new paper dolls that Emily Rose and Breezy Brookshire have been working on. A complete set, including playsets of the Titanic and the unforgettable people who lived and died on the great ship.

Giveaway: Win $20 in Graphic Design
{Pixel Berry Pie Designs}

I'm giving away any prize from Pixel Berry Pie Designs to a special winner, who can choose a new blog header, an Etsy banner package, (any other type of graphics) or free ad space for their blog or business.
Contest ends November 5th.

Sharing Our Bookshelves