NaNoWriMo Conclusions

thank-you[1]NaNoWriMo Conclusions
I finished the first draft of my YA novel, Goliath Water, with 51,843 words on the 27th at 9:00am. I really enjoyed the experience, felt it was a fun way to jump into fiction, and that it was a great success, in part(and not a small one) because of Kristen Lamb. I’ve been reading her blog for over a year, collecting articles about structure, scene and sequel, the big boss troublemaker…and how to make sure I didn’t end up with a hot mess at the end of the month. I definitely would have without Ms. Lamb’s assistance. I just wanted to say thanks.
If you write or have an artist’s social media platform I highly recommend Kristen’s blog. She is knowledgeable, funny and generous. I couldn’t have done WriMo without her.
Thank you to those of you who followed me on twitter and were patient and encouraging during my hiatus. It’s great to be back!
Paz, Abby
Who are your online mentors? I’d love to check them out.

© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer

I Don’t Look Back

It looks like I will be planting in the mud like a man.

This week, Larry Prater, a kind, interesting and generous man, brought both Felipe and me a pair of black rubber boots. Larry owns Tepozspa, a day spa for men in Tepoztlan, he discovered us through vsvevg and came for a visit. What a treat it was! He brought some friends and took us to lunch. We enjoyed sharing experiences of moving to, and living in Mexico, and getting to know each other. Anticipate a future post about the splendors of Tepozspa. We will be visiting soon.

Larry’s recommendation of vsvevg has put me in contact with many expats in Mexico, and others who share our interest in self-sustainability. It is a great encouragement to learn of their diverse experiences, challenges and triumphs, and also of more of Mexico’s beauty, culture and comforts that we have not yet had an opportunity to explore.

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