A NaNoWriMo win

November 30 is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s the last day of National Novel Writing Month and for the past four years, I’ve completed a first draft, 50,000 words. I’ve “lost” a couple of years, too. But I was naive then, unaware of the massive amount of focus it takes to…

Cheering for NaNoWriMo

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month. For me, it has made all the difference. Without NaNoWriMo, there would be DIVIDED LOYALTIES, no Maureen, no Joe, no Eliza, no man with the gun. I wouldn’t have spent a month deeply engaged in the places the Battle of Antietam touched.I would never have even known about a…