Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blog Break

I'm going to be taking a break from the blog for a few weeks. Realistically, I'm thinking the first of the year for a target date.

Rest assured, all is fine! Everyone is healthy. There's just a lot of stuff going on right now personally and professionally, and I'm finding I don't have time to focus on the blog.

I will still be blogging at YA Stands every other Wednesday. And I'm still on facebook ( and twitter (@KristineAsselin), so reach out and say hi if you get a chance.

I hope to back with good news and new blog content early in 2013.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I've never done NaNoWriMo before (for the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month -- I don't feel like I'm particularly prolific and writing 50K words in a month completely overwhelms me.

On the other hand, writing something every day has power. There's an energy and a momentum you gather by working on a piece every day. And the feeling of accomplishment--and having something to revise--must be priceless.

So a few of my friends committed to doing a "lite" version of NaNo. Pick your daily word count. Make is something you can achieve. Mine is 500.

It's daunting to see the word counts that some people are racking up. Thousands and thousands of words. But we all have different schedules, different responsibilities, different writing styles.

So far, since Thursday, I've written about 2000 words. And feeling very proud of my word count.

Anyone want to join me in NaNoLite? I'm even using a hashtag on twitter. #NaNoLite.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scary Writing

I blogged about writing scary at YA Stands yesterday.

Write outside your comfort zone!

Happy NaNoWriMo!