Thursday, November 17, 2011

Skype visit for NaNoWriMo

Today, I had a Skype visit with some 5th and 6th graders in Washington State. They are all writing stories for NaNo and I got to share my experiences as being a published author and how Finally Home came about from a NaNo writing challenge (although it was started the middle of November and ended the middle of December, it was written in 30 days and accomplished the goal of 56,000 words). As the challenge is to write your stories in November, I didn't get recognized with a "winner's certificate" from NaNo but I got the satisfaction of writing something over 10,000 words story wise. I'm not sure I have any more novels in me but I'm thankful for the one I do have and to get it out.

I was told that after the visit, the students wrote like crazy on their stories and one student actually exceeded his 3000 word goal, so yay!! - I inspired them to write and to meet and exceed their own personal goals.

Thank you, Mrs. N, for allowing me to be a part of your NaNo class time - see you in the postings - E :)


Rena said...

That's great, Elysabeth. I hope the kids are enjoying their writing projects. I did NaNo one year, but haven't had the time to try it again. Maybe next year. :)

elysabeth said...


I remember when you participated in NaNo one year (I believe you were working on a YA novel that year). I hope you are still writing though and getting stories out there. Let me know if you need anything - E :)