NaNoWriMo Rescues Me

The month of November was a creative blur, thanks to my discovering The Office of Letters and Light’s NaNoWriMo, where the challenge is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in that month. For those writers who like to edit as they go along, then re-edit, and then start all over again the next time they open their draft, this is a dream concept. Getting to 50,000 words deems you a “winner,” and that’s really all I wanted to accomplish (plus, of course, the prospect of having some more work produced), but when I signed on to to upload my manuscript for word count, I discovered the wonderful perk of Amazon’s CreateSpace assistance in getting a free proof, in book form, of my novel. This project has jumpstarted my writing for the New Year, and while I’m on that subject, Happy Holidays and a healthy 2011 to all of you!


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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3 Responses to NaNoWriMo Rescues Me

  1. domini says:

    Wishing you many blessings this coming year with all your writings.your beauty is in your words besides your face.

  2. Sallyann says:

    I love that you’re blogging!

  3. tanya says:

    At one point, I had to stop reading as I had tears rolling down my face! I didn’t know you were a comedian! Not ony do you have a gift, you are a gift! Tanya

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