Nanowrimo 2016

National Novel Writing Month – 2016

In case you don’t know it, November is Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). A time when authors and aspiring authors set the crazy goal of writing 50,000 words in the month. I’ve done it 6 or 7 times, won a time or two. My first published book with The Wild Rose Press, Tempting Adam, was a Nano project.

This year I’ll be working on Ghostly Intentions. My Buddy name is Jill James. Hope to see you there.

Jill James, romance writer


National Novel Writing Month 2015

Nano 2015Or Nanowrimo or insanity in the name of large wordage. LOL

In a fit of temporary insanity I’ve signed up for another year of Nanowrimo. Along with 300,000 other writers I’ve signed up for aiming at 50K words in 30 days.

I’ve done it several years and won a couple of years. My first Nano novel, Tempting Adam became a published book in 2011.

What are your plans for November? Are you joining the insanity of Nanowrimo? You can find me there to ‘buddy’ at Jill James.

Jill James, writer of romance

Nano’ing So Far – Day 6

Participant-2014-Web-BannerNanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month is here. Today is Day 6 and I’m already way behind. Had some family stuff come up so I’ll be doing writing sprints soon to play catch up.

Unless I added some words late last night, I’m at 1,400 words so far. Not great, but at least not still zero. 🙂


Jill James, writer of romance, believer of dreams


National Novel Writing Month

Are you ready to Nano?!!!

November 1 – 30 is National Novel Writing Month or Nano as it is called. Every year thousands of writers gather electronically and locally for a month of seeing how much they can write. The aim is to do 50,000 words to ‘win’. Although I and most writers feel any amount of words is a cause for celebration.

My first published novel, Tempting Adam was a Nano project. As was Dangerous Shift and most of Love in the Time of Zombies. See, even if you don’t ‘win’ you do win by having more words than you started out with.

Who’s ready for Nano?

I’m there as Jill James and I’ll be working on two novellas to reach the 50,000 words.

Happy Halloween!

Evil Night

by Jill James

© 1997 Jill James

Trolls and specters

haunt this witches night.

Rising moon the color of blood

beware the awesome sight.

Gruesome and evil,

too terrible to tell.

The Devil is coming!

Have you a soul to sell?

Unborn child

of a mother unwed.

Of this the carrion

will tonight be well-fed.

Angels of mercy

have no place here.

For their pristine souls

they had best beware.

For this eve is the night

that evil rules the land.

All will tremble in fear

of Satan’s wrathful hand.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween and remember

tomorrow is the start of National Novel Writing Month

Nanowrimo- 50,000 words/30 days.



Nanowrimo Day 12 — Jill James

Okay, by now I should be at, like, 18,000+ words. Sadly, I’m at 2500 give or take. But, I’m not going to beat myself up. 2500 words is still over two thousand words I didn’t have before. Obviously, I need to start dissecting my life and see where I’m missing writing time and try to fix it.

Sometimes, that is just as important as the actual writing.

Jill James, who needs to remind herself she already has 4 books out in the world. 🙂


Otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month – November 1st-30th

My first published novel, Tempting Adam, with The Wild Rose Press, was a Nano project. I participated 2005, 2006 (won), and 2007 and I’m back this year to write my paranormal zombie romance, Love in the Time of Zombies.

So, the goal is to write 1, 667 words each day of November for a grand total of 50,000 words.

They have forums for support, write-ins in your area, and lots of encouragement to just keep writing.


Sign up and join the fun.

Writing as a Habit

It has been said that it takes 30 days of doing something every day to build a habit. If that is true why do writers have such trouble writing every day? We whine, we bitch, we moan. “I don’t want to write today. My muse is on vacation. My toilet needs scrubbing. I need to alphabetize my soups.” As writers I’ve noticed we are pretty creative in coming up with excuses and diversions to take us away from our writing.

If you are a writer, maybe having trouble with the daily habit, push yourself. 100 words a day, that’s all we ask.. 50,000 words in a month. Write something every day.


Otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month.  The brainchild of Chris Baty, Nano as it is called is a shoutout to writers everywhere to sit down for the month of November and write a book. 50,000 words by November 30.

I’ve done it for three previous years. This year has been kind of a funk and I need Nano to get the creative juices flowing again. My story for Nano this year is a haunting/Ghost Hunters kind of story. A romance of course.

You can buddy me on Nanowrimo — I’m there as mrsgodiva

Day 1 total – 1900 words.

Jill James