Category Archives: NANOWRIMO

Gearing up for NANOWRIMO in Camp this April


I haven’t felt much like writing lately, but going to try and start another section of memoir, my childhood as a mentally ill child. I am not setting a large goal since we do get to make our own goals in camp.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

NANOWRIMO is Here!


Well, November is NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) and it starts 11/1 (today for me right now).

I am going to try and participate and taking my story I am writing for Sue Vincent’s prompts and add a beginning and move forward to meet what I have done for her so far. The back story is my plan. I am not happy about the goal because it is 50,000 words for the month and I have to be more ruthless and write every day and I am not great with rules that control my writing.

That’s the plan right now anyhow.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I won NANOWRIMO


I had to lower my goal to 25,000 words. I can’t stand to sit in this chair anymore. It isn’t helping my pain. So I have now won. That won’t work in November where it is a flat 50,000 words. I will try to pre-prep for November like a lot of people do. That way I can dive right in. The current plan is to do my childhood memoir. Which will be even harder to remember as it is further away in my memory. That might not work so well. I have a few fiction pieces I can work on instead perhaps.

I have to make a decision and set up the pre-prep either way.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.