Chris Baty

NaNoWriMo Day #30!!!!

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day Number 30!!!! That’s right, Novelists. It’s Day 30. You made it! If you’ve reached (or are planning to reach) 50K, way to go! Congratulations! We are throwing virtual confetti your way and are standing by with Gatorade to pour over your head. Go celebrate! 🙂 And, if you’re not at 50K, we’re …

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NaNoWriMo Day #29

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 29! Take a deep breath. It’s almost over! A relief, right? (And also a little sad. Don’t worry. That feeling’s normal too.) Today’s inspiration: “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” ~ Doris Lessing Your random challenge word of the day is: pulse Maybe you’ve …

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NaNoWriMo Day #28

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 28! Three days left! No matter what your word count is, hopefully your story and your characters are taking shape. Isn’t it a great feeling? Today’s inspiration: The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke 50K seem impossible? …

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NaNoWriMo Day #25

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 25! Happy Thanksgiving to our American reader and writer friends! Of course we hope that you find time to write today, but we also hope you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy! We here at the blog are definitely thankful for our chick lit loving community, which of course includes …

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NaNoWriMo Day #23

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 23! How’s Week Four treating you so far? That’s right. It’s Week 4. . . Today’s inspiration: “Be shocking, be daring, be bold, be passionate.” ~ Jane Porter If you ask really nicely, your muses will be more than happy to help you with this! Your random challenge word of the day is: heap …

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NaNoWriMo Day #22

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 22! Happy Monday, everyone. Here’s hoping you all have a short work week and will be able to find some time to escape the holiday madness to write. Today’s inspiration: Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning:  I wanted to know …

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NaNoWriMo Day #21

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 21! How are those word counts coming? Skyrocketing, we hope! Today’s inspiration: The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. ~ Ray Bradbury And therein lies the whole point behind NaNo. 🙂 Your random challenge word of the day is: sideways Maybe your character is being looked at …

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