#IWSG: NaNo and Writing During the Holidays

04 Dec

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

I didn’t win NaNo and that’s okay. I have 5k+ for the new book so I look at that as a win. The edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate are moving along nicely. I have changed one of the character’s names and now their part of the story is changing and growing. I love that. I hope to have it ready for publication in mid 2020. The beginning of 2020 isn’t going to happen and that’s okay. It’ll be ready when it’s ready. No cutting corners to get it published before it’s perfect to me. I will be starting the process of finding beta readers soon. It scares me but at the same time it’s going to be great to hear what those readers will have to say about it.

Although the holidays are upon us I’m not going to slack in getting the edits/revisions done or working on the next book and outlining the third one. Will keep everyone updated.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. 🙂



6 responses to “#IWSG: NaNo and Writing During the Holidays

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh)

    12/04/2019 at 5:55 pm

    When it’s ready, you’ll know, and that’s when it will come out.
    Any amount of words for NaNo is still a win!

    • Diane Riggins

      12/04/2019 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks Alex. That’s the way I look at it.

  2. Cara Hartley

    12/04/2019 at 8:17 pm

    After less than a week with this year’s NaNoWriMo, I finally admitted that I really hate writing that way and took myself out of the running. I like doing Camp NaNoWriMo, but you can choose your goal with that. I’ve never even been able to make myself revise anything that I wrote during NaNoWriMo because I look at the pile of word vomit in front of me and want to scream.
    I think you are a winner anyway. 🙂
    ~Cie from Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood~

    • Diane Riggins

      12/05/2019 at 9:02 am

      Hi Cara, thanks. It was the same for me this year. I got to the 5k mark and we began to get ready for the holidays. So that was keeping me busy. I’m like you I like Camp NaNo a lot more because I can set my own goal and achieve it. 🙂

  3. Beth Camp

    12/05/2019 at 10:46 pm

    Hello, Diane, Congratulations on your NaNo win this year! Yes, I ‘won’ too, by setting my own goals. Finished about 36K on a memoir project that’s been on low priority for far too long. Your process of outlining, drafting, and revising looks very productive to me, so congrats on that progress as well, and may the coming year bring you many new and very good words!

    • Diane Riggins

      12/06/2019 at 8:33 am

      Hi Beth, thanks. May the coming year bring you the same when it comes to your writing. 🙂


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