Tuesday, November 1, 2011


It’s November 1, guys, and I’m on Cloud 286 right now! I could pass out! I might just decide to run a marathon! I may very well use exclamation points at the end of every sentence in this post!

Why, you ask?

Because . . .

Today commences my very first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) experience! It means that I’m super motivated to kick some writing buttocks.

Are you participating? If not, why not? Get on the writing band wagon for heaven sakes and join forces with me, Writing Jewels (aka: Super Jules). If you don’t I will fire sparkly jewels out of my blue eyes that will definitely pinch your bum until you sign up for the challenge.

Basically, NaNoWriMo’s objective is to help you finish a book within the month of November; more specifically to write 50,000 words.

Eep! I’m about to dance around the room with the delight of knowing I’m going to do this. I AM GOING TO DO THIS WITH A HUGE SMILE PLASTERED ON MY FACE!

So, I started writing my WIP in September. My goal was to finish it in 5 months—as in be querying it by the end of the duration of that time. Well, guys with the help of NaNo and some great kick rocking writing buddies, I’m gonna do it! Quite possibly sooner than I expected as well!

Woot Woot!

Now all you need to do is follow this link to sign up to become a NaNoWriMo-ista. Become my buddy on there (just search JuliaWritingJewelsKing and you’ll find me). Let’s write up some dust!

Have you ever participated in a Nano? What has been your experience? Are you going to join forces with me in this adventure? We definitely will make up a secret handshake including an Elaine-esque type dance from Seinfeld and eat ice cream to our tummy’s content. Sigh!

Bring on the words! Bring on the motivation! Bring on tons more exclamation points!


  1. Hi!
    This is my first time doing NaNo, too!
    I'm 15, writing a YA contemporary and sooo excited!! :D
    Good luck to you and everyone else who is participating!

  2. Tamara - Glad to have you on my blog! I'm so excited for the NaNo! You are way ahead of me on the writing band wagon. I didn't start writing creatively until I was 28. Good for you! Good luck with NaNo!

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. Is THAT what that means!!! I was wondering what the trending hashtags were all about! :)
    WELL! There's an incentive to get the finger out, I have had a work in progress since 2009, it's about time I try to get it finished

  4. Join me Jen! Eep! It's time girl to finish the WIP! You can do it along with me. I'll crack the whip. Well, gotta crack the whip on myself too! Woot Woot!

    We can do this, girly!

  5. Me too, me too! I just added you as a buddy! Exclamation points rock!

  6. I added you!!!

    This is my first NaNo, and I am so excited!

    The idea for my plot just popped into my head at the very end of October, and there was no time to plan, so I am mostly winging it! I have a general plot, the main characters sketched out, and a bit of research done, but... whoo! It's gonna be a bumpy ride!

    But, seriously, I could not be more excited for this! I just KNOW that THIS is my story. THIS is the book that I want to publish eventually. Everything leading up to this has been practice. And I. Am. Ready.

  7. Thanks Robin for adding me! And !!!!!!!! do rock!

    Gina - I'm so glad you have a writing idea that has made you soooo excited. I'm beaming just for you right now. Good luck and I'll find you on NaNo!

    Bring on the words!

  8. *waves* First time nano writer here too! Thrilling but grueling is how I would describe it. It's definitely a natural rush!

    Good luck, Julia!