Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Week 4 of NaNoWriMo and Writers Give Me Five

We are ALMOST DONE!!! I don't know about you, but I'm so tired, I'm dizzy. This week will be busy for all of us, I'm sure--I'll be hosting 18 guests on Thanksgiving, and I will STILL write this Thursday, so don't whine to me that you're too busy to write! :)

Check out brief, 4 minute, very sleep-deprived video below. This was the best take, if you can believe that! This "Writers Give Me Five" installment is all about encouragement and digging deep. Plus...you'll get to take a peek at what dirty little secrets are hiding in my garbage can--HINT: they are what's keeping me UPRIGHT this week!

Hang in there--do your best, and join me on December 1 for a TGIO party!!

Happily My Ever After,

P.S. The TGIO party will be on my Facebook Author page. You've taken the time to "LIKE" that page, right?? :) If not, I'd love to have you--here's the link: www.facebook.com/DylanNewtonAuthor

P.P.S. Need more helpful tips to prod your muse? Check out my other videos on my YouTube channel here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Week 2 of NaNoWriMo--What to do if you're behind

This is Week #2 of National Novel Writing Month, and as of today, you should be at 21,671. 

I'm not. :(

Week 2 NaNoWriMoWriters Give Me 5! 
Find out my excuses...but more importantly, find out two of my tricks to getting back on track and igniting your muse! My video can be found on my YouTube channel here:


Write On...
Happily My Ever After,

P.S. Did you miss Week 1 NaNoWriMo Tips? Don't stress! You can find that video here. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss next week's installment. :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Week 1 of NaNo: Writers Give Me Five

Today's post is for those of you out there joining me in the brave, yet horribly difficult challenge that is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. If you've been following me (which is easy to do--just click "Subscribe to this Blog" on the right hand side of the screen), you've probably already seen my NaNo Prepper List video and know that I'm putting out a quick, <5 minute video every week of NaNo that will get through this challenge successfully.

This week's video is <5 minutes and gives you two ways you can 'get unstuck' this week. They happen to be two things that I use frequently when I write, so I can vouch for their effectiveness!

The video can be found on my YouTube channel here:

Okay...no more procrastination. Get writing! :)

Happily My Ever After,

P.S. If you are participating in this year's NaNoWriMo challenge, be sure to 'buddy' me! I'm there under 'DylanNewton' all slammed together without a space. 

P.P.S. Want to see why I'm such an avid fan of NaNoWriMo? Check out my Newton's NaNo 2014 page here for all of the gory details!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Congrats to my Halloween WINNERS!

Congratulation to the winners of my October contest (selected by Rafflecopter and Random.org):

http://www.dylannewton.com/books.htmlCarol J. Megge, for winning the watercolor print of my heroine, "Aribella Lupari"--designed by the Tracy Hetzel, of Long Blue Straw Illustrations exclusively for my latest book DESPITE THE FANGS.

And to Joely Bogan who won an e-copy of DESPITE THE FANGS for her very own, thanks to her comments in following the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop!

Sad you didn't win? 
Don't fret...I've got a whole lotta fun planned to celebrate my upcoming holiday release, PIPER'S PIPING

Stay tuned by subscribing to my blog, and by following my Facebook Author Page here--I'm a big fan of giveaways, and those that are in my Newton Nation VIP Club--(enter your email to the right of this page to belong) are the lucky bunch that get freebies from me every quarter!

Ok...off to the first day of NaNoWriMo! If you haven't signed up, it's not too late! Sign up here, and then check out my tips for NaNo here and my YouTube videos here.

Writing my Happily Ever After...