NaNoWriMo Day 5 Check In! Looking for Guest Bloggers!

Hey everyone!

I wanted to peek my head in and remind everyone that this month is NaNoWriMo and I am participating for the 7th year in a row! I’m really excited – I haven’t written much of anything since last year’s NaNoWriMo and I’m really feeling this new project. In fact, we’re on day five and I’m a little over 15K words in, with a plan to hopefully hit 20K by tonight.

So far, the blog has stayed pretty busy because I’ve had some planned posts. I did want to warn you that the blog may be a little sparse this month because I’ll be focusing more on my word count for my new novel and less about staying on top of blogging. I hate to do that when I’m on a roll, and with the revamp and all, but it is what it is. NaNoWriMo is an important time of year for me and I’m really attached to this secret new project that I’m working on.

In the meantime, I did want to let you know that I am looking for guest bloggers for the month if you’re interested. You can do a review for a new book you’ve read, a movie or TV show you’ve watched, a video game you’ve played. You could talk about a fandom, you can express an opinion about something going on in the fandom community, you can try your hand out on a fandom foodie recipe. I’m open to anything, really, I just want this month to be as full as other months and I’m not sure how to accomplish it.

If you ARE interested in writing something, please email me! You can reach me through the contact tab above OR at whatanerdgirlsays (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks guys! I appreciate your understanding every November when I disappear. Don’t forget that you can follow me and my progress on my NaNoWriMo page!

Wish me luck!

My Writing and Publishing Journey

Nicole Mainardi has been a friend of mine for quite a few years now – as a blogger and fellow reader and as now a fellow author. Her debut novel, A Curse of Thorns, was published back in March and is a wonderful Beauty and the Beast retelling. I was so proud of her – I’ve watched her journey from afar and I know firsthand how hard it can be in the publishing and writing world. She wrote recently on her author blog about her journey as a writer and it got me thinking a lot about my own journey and how I wanted to share that with you all. You can read Nicole’s post.

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Novel Share Saturday {6} – Plagiarism and Ghost Writing

Novel Share Saturday is the newest in weekly segments on What A Nerd Girl Says. Saturdays are a day to take a break from talking about all the books I’ve read and focus on my other hobby – writing! In this segment, I’ll post excerpts and passages from past, present and future projects, I’ll share short stories and poems, I’ll give advice and answer any questions and so forth. I hope you enjoy!

This week I’m talking about some taboo subjects – plagiarism and ghostwriting. Because ghostwriting is getting a lot of attention due to some scandal in the romance genre, I wanted to talk about my opinion of it and what has gone down around us.

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Novel Share Saturday {5} – Excerpt from My “Abandoned” Manuscript

Novel Share Saturday is the newest in weekly segments on What A Nerd Girl Says. Saturdays are a day to take a break from talking about all the books I’ve read and focus on my other hobby – writing! In this segment, I’ll post excerpts and passages from past, present and future projects, I’ll share short stories and poems, I’ll give advice and answer any questions and so forth. I hope you enjoy!

This week I’m talking briefly about abandoned manuscripts and sharing an excerpt from a manuscript that I’ve abandoned for maybe the moment, maybe for good.

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Novel Share Saturday {4}

Novel Share Saturday is the newest in weekly segments on What A Nerd Girl Says. Saturdays are a day to take a break from talking about all the books I’ve read and focus on my other hobby – writing! In this segment, I’ll post excerpts and passages from past, present and future projects, I’ll share short stories and poems, I’ll give advice and answer any questions and so forth. I hope you enjoy!

Last week, I received such fun responses to my original fancasting for my first novel, The Awakened, and I really appreciate that! You guys are awesome. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the two main characters of my newest novel, Legacy. If you haven’t already, you can read the synopsis and the prologue by checking out the first Novel Share Saturday here.

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Novel Share Saturday {3)

Novel Share Saturday is the newest in weekly segments on What A Nerd Girl Says. Saturdays are a day to take a break from talking about all the books I’ve read and focus on my other hobby – writing! In this segment, I’ll post excerpts and passages from past, present and future projects, I’ll share short stories and poems, I’ll give advice and answer any questions and so forth. I hope you enjoy!

Today, its all about the throwback. I used to write a ton of posts about writing when I was actively doing NaNoWriMo and I wrote a post way back in 2013, when I was first working on The Awakened (then called The Reawakened) about my fancasting for my characters. I am sharing this again, and sharing if those fancasts have stayed the same or if they’ve changed!

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