And the Winners Are…

New words written: 1209
Total words written: 7231

So my word count for the first two days of NaNo is not very high, but I will say that I’m very happy with what I’ve written. Since I had a bit of a head start on this novel, I don’t feel pressured to write junk just to build up my word count and that’s a good thing.

Today when I was writing, I had a hard time visualizing the room where the scene took place. So I spent about an hour looking at pictures on the internet and then drawing the basic layout of my room. It might sound like a big waste of time, but it helped me tremendously to map it out like that, even though it did slow me down.

Obviously I will have to pick up the pace if I want to “win,” but truth be told, that’s not my goal. I’ve never won NaNo, but I do get a lot more written in November when I participate.

Now to the news you’re really looking for — who won the Something Old, Something New ARCs?

I used ClassTools.net because 1) it’s free and 2) how cool is it to have the winning names show up on a slot machine? πŸ™‚


The winner of the Beautiful Creatures ARC is:



Congratulations, Riv! Drop me a note at solvangsherrie at gmail dot com to let me know your mailing address and I’ll get the book out for you.

The winner of the Nightshade ARC is:



Congratulations, Krispy! Send your snail mail address to solvangsherrie at gmail dot com and I will send this out to you.