Monday, November 21, 2011

Mini-Chat with Jasmine Aherne on NaNoWriMo

I see a lot of people online asking why the heck someone would do NaNo. Some people seem to think NaNo doesn't actually result in publishable work. I think it does - with ample editing, of course, like any manuscript. I obviously think NaNo is worth doing, even if it is a grueling time of year.

I asked my friend author Jasmine Aherne a few questions on the subject of NaNo, and she was kind enough to answer:

Why: Is NaNo worth doing, and Why?

Absolutely. For me, I love NaNo because it makes me write. I have a proper deadline, a goal each day, and I love seeing the little percentage bar go up every time I write. It’s the kick in the backside that I so often need to get a novel started.

How: What’s your best NaNo tip or trick?

Lots of tea, and a NaNo buddy to keep your spirits up.

What: What’s your project this year, and any past years – have you ever had a NaNo book published?

This year it’s a time travel romance about a Baron from 1840 who gets sucked into modern day London via a magical locket. I hope to submit it to Pink Petal Books for their “Spellbound Treasure” series. Fingers crossed!

I have indeed had a NaNo book published – I wrote my first novel
Stranded during NaNo in November 2008, and by May 2009, after some heavy edits it was published!

So, there you have it - a little why, how and what from an author who does NaNo. So, you don't have to take my word for it!

Visit Jasmine at her website to learn more about her fabulous books!

1 comment:

Jasmine Aherne said...

Thanks for having me, Anne! I'm watching that word bar as I type...

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