NANO 2015: ALIVE TO WRITE ANOTHER DAY! Support Marilyn Vix to Write Dangerously 2015

Marilyn Vix writing dangerously at the annual 2014 NaNo Fundraiser in San Francisco, CA.

Marilyn Vix writing dangerously at the annual 2014 NaNo Fundraiser in San Francisco, CA.

On November 15, National Novel Writing Month will be bringing together the most mighty of endurance novelists for an event that will define our generation forever.

I’m speaking, of course, of NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously. It’s a write-a-thon, and it will take place at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. With your help, I can be sitting in one of these empty seats, writing my heart out. Of course,  it’s my little heart that almost gave out on me last year. It is amazing that I’m still here to write at another NANO. In fact, I want to celebrate it by going to Writing Dangerously again this year.

Last year, I had the motto of Write or Death, Nano 2014. I almost did just that. I’ve been having to go through a lot of physical rehab and therapy, see lot’s of doctors, and just write to keep my sanity. When I got out of the hospital at the end of December, writing was a way to keep my mind busy and rehab my thinking abilities. Over the months, writing kept me sane. I’ll be continuing my rehab. and have taken a year off from my day job to regain my health and write. This event will be a highlight of my celebration of what I’ve done to heal myself. Writing has been a large part of it. And NaNo has really helped be a vehicle to motivate me now and in the past.

Some of you might remember some of the posts I was doing last year in regards to NANO. I tried it for the first time, and loved it. In fact, it has been keeping my sanity for the last year with all my health issues. With the Camp NANOs during the summer, it’s kept my writing on track. I’m now taking the year off and writing full time as I get my health under control.

So, I could really use your support to attend the write-a-thon. Last year, I got tons of writing done, had a lovely dinner, and enjoyed the company of fellow writers. I’d like to keep this going as a tradition. This year my motto is: I LIVED TO WRITE ANOTHER DAY NANO 2015.

Support Marilyn Vix to write another year during NANO 2015!

Support Marilyn Vix to write another year during NANO 2015!

LInk To Support Marilyn Vix for NANO 2015

My novel, Everything For Love is half done. I plan to finish it during NaNo along with starting the next series after Beware of Warlocks. It is Beware of Vampires, and will have Cassandra, Cat’s friend, as the heroine. So, there will be lots for me to write.

Attendees like me must raise $275 to get in the door, and from there, a rich array of prizes, delicious food, and sumptuous writing time awaits. But this is not about me getting a treat-filled night of literary abandon. This is about children and adults getting the encouragement, structure, and inspiration they need to achieve their creative potential. Proceeds from the event will fund National Novel Writing Month’s free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world. You know me. I’m a sucker for any thing that supports writing eduction. It’s the teacher in me.

NaNoWriMo does inspiration like nobody else (did I mention I’m writing an entire novel this November?). And on their behalf, I am asking you to donate. They really help motivate me to get the writing done. Nothing like a goal and some dazzling prizes to act like a carrot to motivate you to sit your butt in a chair and write. At this event, it’s sit in a chair and write, with candy, wine, and dinner. Nothing better. I would appreciate your support. Whether it’s $1, $5, $10 or any amount you wish, it will go to support NaNo. I also have participated in Camp NaNo for April and July. So, I find it is a fabulous way to get focused on writing your novel.

I’m taking an Advanced Fiction Writing class to gear up for NaNo 2015. So, I feel sharpening my writing tools will produce some fabulous writing. As a reader or follower, you will benefit by having new, awesome stories to read. You won’t be disappointed.

LINK TO SUPPORT MARILYN VIX TO WRITE DANGEROUSLY FOR NANO 2015!

Thank you for supporting me in my novel-writing quest, and for helping National Novel Writing Month create a more engaged and inspiring world. And thank you for helping me to write another day!

Wattys 2015: Let the Games Begin! Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015

The Wattys 2015 deadline is Aug. 31, 2015. Tag your story with #Wattys2015 to enter.

The Wattys 2015 deadline is Aug. 31, 2015. Tag your story with #Wattys2015 to enter.

By now, I’ve been regularly blogging about my adventures on Wattpad. I finished my new adult romance a few weeks ago. Just in time to enter it into the Wattys 2015 competition. What are the Wattys? It’s Wattpad’s version of their annual award. It’s the Oscars for writing on the internet. This is an award that it certainly is an honor to be nominated. Why? The exposure! Talk about a way to get your writing into the hands of many. Here’s the bottom line: If you win a Watty, you get promoted by Wattpad’s main site and on Wattpad’s social media. You get an award sticker to add to your cover. Stories that win this award jump into the millions of reads category.

How can you get in on this award action? The deadline to enter is August 31, 2015. All you have to do is add #Wattys2015 to your story, and you’re entered into the award. Granted, you need a Wattpad account. Your story needs to have been written in 2015 or had 3 chapters written/updated in 2015. All lengths and types can be entered. There are special categories this year for popular genres. They include New Adult Romance, LGBT, Urban Fiction, and Fanfiction Feels(less visible fandoms). There is also an International Award for stories written in other languages than English such as Spanish, Filipino, German, Russian, Turkish, and Portuguese.

Even if you don’t have a story yet, you can enter up to Aug. 31, 2015. You could open an account and write a story. The catch: excerpts from novels won’t count. A lot of writer’s will put up some of their self-published novels as a taste of the book hoping people will go buy it. Unfortunately, these excerpts don’t count for the Wattys. It needs to be the whole story available on Wattpad.

If you want all official information, here is the official link.

LINK FOR OFFICIAL WATTY 2015 INFO

So, to everyone out there, good luck! Those who want to join in the fun, there is still time. Open an account at Wattpad, and write your story. Let’s cross our fingers together.

Saving My Heart is entered in the Wattys 2015. Share the love at: Wattpad/users/marilynvix.

Saving My Heart is entered in the Wattys 2015. Share the love at: Wattpad/users/marilynvix.

Plus, if you’d like to sponsor my efforts, feel free to Tweet about my story, SAVING MY HEART on Twitter between Aug. 24-30. The most tweets will be deemed the People’s Choice for the Wattys.

LINK TO SAVING MY HEART

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Saving My Heart is COMPLETE: Entered into Wattys 2015

Saving My Heart is complete. New adult romance available by Marilyn Vix at:  Wattpad/users/marilynvix.

Saving My Heart is complete. New adult romance available by Marilyn Vix at: Wattpad/users/marilynvix.

OMG! I can’t believe it. I just typed the last words of the last chapter of Saving My Heart. I feel absolutely amazing. I just finished my first short novel. It’s just over 33K words. Can’t believe it!

To everyone that has been with me on this incredible writing journey, thank you. It has been fun. Than you for the encouragement, support, comments and votes. I SO APPRECIATE it! You kept me going to the very end. I have to say Wattpaders are responsible for kickin’ my butt to finish. Knowing I had you waiting for the next chapter really motivated me to finish. Thank you again! It’s for you that I write, the readers.

If you want to check out the whole novel on Wattpad:

HERE IS THE LINK!