Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and Happy NaNo!

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Happy Halloween to all the ghouls and goblins out there! To those with kids who are trick-or-treating tonight I hope you all have fun.



I can't believe we're already saying goodbye to October, but I'm excited because I'm really looking forward to starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow. I've been working on getting my novel ready and I feel like the pieces are falling into place, so I can't wait to start writing now.

My NaNo project is a story I've been kicking around in my head for a while now called "The Ghosts of Aquinnah." It takes place on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and begins with the real-life shipwreck of The City of Columbus, which sank off the coast of the island in January, 1884 while on its way from Boston to Savannah. The main character is a writer who is trying to learn the truth about what happened to a passenger who survived the wreck and found himself recovering on Martha's Vineyard. The story is a mystery mixed with a love story and, as the title suggests, it involves more than one ghost.

Who knows what kind of a story I will have when December arrives and NaNo has ended, but I'm really excited to get started and find out.

I'm going to be participating in a few blogfests in November but other than that I don't think I'll be blogging much due to the NaNo writing. I will try to keep up with my blog reading and commenting but if I get behind please forgive me! I'll definitely catch up in December. 

To everyone who is signed up for this year's NaNo, good luck and happy writing to you! :)


42 comments:

  1. I think it will be a quiet month in blogworld as people hunker down for NaNo-- good luck to you. May the muse be on your shoulder!

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  2. Good luck with the writing Julie!

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  3. Love the sound of your new project. Hope you come up with some good stuff during NaNo. Good luck!

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  4. Good luck, Julie! I am sure you will be great!!

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  5. @Julie, yeah, I think with the holidays coming up too things will probably be quiet. Thanks!

    @Tim, thank you!

    @LG, thanks, I appreciate it!

    @Carolyn, I hope so, thank you!

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  6. I'm NaNoing too, although I'm not as prepared as I should be and I'm final editing/revising my upcoming book Champion in the Darkness . . . life is full!

    See you in NaNoland!

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  7. Julie, your book premise sounds incredibly interesting. I so wish I was participating in NaNo this year. But I have two other books I have to work on. Enjoy your NaNo time!

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  8. @Tyrean, see you there. Good luck!

    @Susan, thanks!! I think I will enjoy it, fingers crossed I don't end up pulling my hair out LOL.

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  9. Good luck with NaNo! Your novel idea sounds wonderful!

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  10. Best of luck with NaNo! I can't participate as I am on a Dec 1 deadline for a story. Your tale sounds very cool and I want to read it right now. LOL

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  11. @Cherie, thank you!

    @Melissa, oh, good luck with the Dec deadline, I'm sure the story will be great. Thanks so much!

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  12. October went by crazy fast!

    I'm wishing you the best of luck with NaNo! You're idea is awesome so I know you're going to rock!

    Happy Halloween :)

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  13. Good luck Julie. I always look forward to hearing about people's Nano projects.

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  14. I love your idea! Good luck with your NaNo writing, and I can't wait to hear more about it! Happy Halloween!
    Julie

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  15. The fact that NaNo starts tomorrow probably scares more people than today being Halloween! Good luck and happy writing.

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  16. Good luck, Julie! I think your idea sounds like a good one.

    Tomorrow morning, I'll raise my "Plot" mug in a toast to all you Na-Noers! :)

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  17. @Samantha, oh, thanks, that's so nice of you to say!

    @Johanna, thank you!

    @Julie, thank so much, I'm so glad you like it.

    @Alex, that's a good point LOL. Thanks!

    @Madeline, thanks! I need to get one of those mugs too. :D

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  18. Hi Julie .. sounds a very interesting story - with lots of intrigue ... I think I'd enjoy reading that ...

    Good luck with it all - sounds as though you're organised ... well done and just have fun ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful story.

    I'm not officially doing NaNo, but I'm aiming to finish a novel before November ends. I hope. I better. :)

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  20. @Hilary, thank you!!

    @Mary, thanks so much. And good luck with your novel, I'm sure you will get it finished. :)

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  21. I'm not doing NaNo, but good luck to you! NaNo is so hard and a great challenge. ;)

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  22. Your new project sounds fabulous! Have a great time with NaNo. And Happy Halloween!

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  23. Hi, Julie! Sounds like an interesting project for NaNo.

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  24. Sounds like an interesting book! Good luck with Nano and Happy Halloween!

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  25. Hello, Julie! Thanks for adding me as a NaNo buddy. :) Your novel sounds fantastic and I wish you lots of good luck writing it!! We'll have fun cheering each other on!

    Happy Halloween!

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  26. @Susanne, thank you!

    @Krista, thanks so much, hope you had a Happy Halloween too! :)

    @Laura, thanks for adding me back, good luck to you! :)

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  27. @Cathy and Carol, sorry, I missed your comments with my first reply! Maybe NaNo is already messing with my brain LOL. Thanks so much for your good wishes! :)

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  28. WOW that sounds like a great novel and I look forwarded to reading it someday. Have fun writting it.

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  29. @LynnMarie, oh, thank you!! I really appreciate it. :)

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  30. Your story sounds great. Good luck!

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  31. love a well told historical mystery! looking forward to it!

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  32. Good luck! I hope your first day went well.

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  33. @Tara, thank you!

    @Theresa, it did, thanks!

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  34. Hope you had a scary-fun Halloween and Happy Nano-ing! I'm trying it out this year as well.

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  35. @Cecilia, oh, that's great you're doing NaNo too! Good luck! :)

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  36. Hope you had a great Halloween Julie! We celebrated ours at Disney World, and had a total blast.

    Good luck with NaNo!

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  37. @EJ, oh, that sounds like a fantastic Halloween, glad you had fun! Thanks for the good luck wishes, I need all I can get LOL.

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  38. 1. Dig that jack-o-lantern!

    2. I like the premise for your NaNo project - good luck with it!
    Mina's Resurrection Blogfest!

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  39. Thanks, Mina! See you tomorrow for your blogfest. :)

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  40. I'm sure you're up to your eyeballs in nano writing, but I was thinking about you. You must be feeling pretty special today. Everyone who lives in Ohio must be feeling doggone special. From what the media has been saying, you guys are gonna single-handedly select the next president. Y'all better choose wisely! Good luck with your writing.

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  41. @Susan, LOL, yes, I am definitely feeling very special! It's always crazy here but this year takes the cake. I voted this morning and I think I did choose wisely. :D Thanks for the good luck wishes!

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