Writers Unite {and a bit about blogging}

I know I've already talked about doing NaNo, but I have to share this great group of bloggers who are also participating.  They've created this awesome little support group and little to-do's during the month.  I'm excited, and I hope I can keep up with at least one event.  It's going to be a CRAZY month.

So, for any newbies heading over from the link-up, I'll introduce myself.  I'm Jessica, and I wear many hats.  I'm a wife and mom, and I live overseas with my family.  I'm currently finishing up my degree and working on my first full manuscript.  I love reading and blogging, but I'd say that's pretty obvious.

As for my project, it is a Young Adult novel, let's say contemporary-ish.  The working title is The Hereafter, and it's a love story with a twist.

As I said a little earlier this week, my goal is to have the manuscript complete by the end of the year.

Wish me luck!

As for blogging.  It will unfortunately take a backseat to this project.  It's a matter of prioritizing, and somehow I have to find time to go to school full-time while completing the novel.  Therefore, seldom NaNo posts will probably be the sole content on the blog for the rest of the year.  I want to say that the book chat will be back every week, but I can't make promises right now.  Oh hey, did I mention Jeremy will be on a business trip for the entire month of November?  Yeah, his job and I have great timing.

So here's my offer...if you, my loyal and wonderful book chat friends, would like to take over the book chat for me until further notice, it is all yours.  Please just email me if you are interested and I'll explain it all.  If not, then we will probably pick back up in 2014.

We do still have a nonfiction book chat scheduled for Nov 7th with Daire, so please come back for that one!

Some NaNoWriMo geared blog posts you can look forward to in November...

  • My writing playlist
  • Writing spaces, habits and rituals
  • My favorite writing apps and reads
  • A few of my favorite writing buddies
  • ...and some basic progress updates.
If you are on NaNoWriMo, please look me up.  My username is Tangerine423.  Let me know if you add me as a buddy, so I can add you!


  1. I am so excited for your NaNo posts! I'm still considering doing it this year-- I've always loved writing and have always wrote in my spare time, but never with an actual goal or with the possibility of my writing becoming anything.

  2. Good luck this next month! I love NaNoWriMo.

  3. I'm doing Nano as well, and just signed up for Writer's Unite. Good luck, we can do it!

  4. Woo!! I think I'll save your "book written by a blogger" reading challenge category for after the release of your book, so we can all read it together. ;) As for the seldom blogging appearances this year ... boo. Obviously, though, I understand. And I am so tempted to take over the Book Chat!! I'm planning to spend a good chunk of this weekend planning out my blog for the rest of the year and evaluating my time commitment, so I'll email you if I think I can do it justice.

  5. Oh, thanks for talking about this! I've never heard of this group, but I just signed up. Would be awesome to have the support of other people during this crazy thing. :) BTW - I'm totally going to be emailing you throughout the month to see how you're doing.

    I'm still going to attempt to write 3 posts a week, but not sure how feasible that will be since I'm going to lose at least a few days of writing due to a vacation + the Thanksgiving holidays but we'll see.

    So excited for November 1st to be here! I'm ready to write!

  6. I definitely can't do NaNo this year, but it's such a constant for me (even though I only won once and that was in 2007 and I didn't even finish my novel) that I'm vaguely considering pulling a sewing equivalent of NaNo, lol.

  7. I decided to join in. I really really want to finish my book and I know I won't get it all done I am going to try. I also joined in the link up. SO excited.

  8. Good Luck with NaNo. I'm participating for the first time this year and was so pleased to see the Writers Unite group!! I added you as a buddy I am helsb83 :)


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