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DJ Mynatt
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You CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 DaysYou CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days by D.J. Mynatt

“You CAN write 50,000 words in 30 Days” takes us behind the scenes of one author’s journey through National novel writing month (also known as NaNoWriMo)

Every year, people from all over the world log in to their NaNoWriMo profile, find a local group to hang out with all month, stock up on snacks, sharpen their pencils, get their playlists ready, and write!

50,000 words sounds crazy, right? Well, most writers ARE a little crazy!

Read about one woman’s journey and you will see that you CAN write 50,000 words in 30 days!



DJ Mynatt is a professional editor who also writes Inspirational non-fiction; often in collaboration with her daughter Rachel. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and The Christian Pen. She reads voraciously and spends much of her time working in the publishing world – cultivating relationships with authors, editors and publicists.

You can find out more about DJ at:


Twitter @djmynatt



Don’t miss the AMAZING Launch Party for this book!

JUNE 30th>>> HERE


And… if you’re interested, DJ is still looking for a few members for her launch team!


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT! | You CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days by DJ Mynatt

You CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 DaysYou CAN Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days by D.J. Mynatt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVE this! It almost makes me wish I could go back and do my first year of NaNoWriMo again… just so I can read this as I go through it – for encouragement, inspiration… and laughs!

You’ll laugh and you’ll cry (mostly because you’re laughing so hard) as you read about DJ’s experience with writing her first novel and finding her way through NaNoWriMo.

It’s a wonderful book and I highly recommend it, not only to anyone who has ever wanted to write a book – but to anyone who has written a book… or even to those who enjoy reading about an author’s journey!

Don’t miss your chance to read this wonderful book!

I was blessed to receive an advance copy but the book is available for pre-order exclusively on AMAZON! It releases June 30th!

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Don’t miss the AMAZING Launch Party for this book!

JUNE 30th>>> HERE

Wonderful giveaways! Guest Authors hosting BONUS giveaways! Author chats! FUN!


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And… if you’re interested, DJ is still looking for a few members for her launch team!


Week two of NaNo and Writer’s Block…

I’ve written about how my “other” self found a way to defeat writer’s block HERE. That post was actually supposed to be here but it went in a totally unexpected direction than I intended so I posted it on the appropriate blog and then came back to my other idea. Let’s see if it pans out on the second try…

The reason I am blocked today has nothing to do with the writing and it has everything to with me.

You know the joke about a creative person’s mind…


Yeah that’s really true.

And when we open a dozen more because we are dealing with something totally unexpected (I mean I was sort of expecting it but nowhere near this soon and can you ever REALLY prepare yourself for the death of a family member anyway…), some of those other tabs are going to start to suffer.

Which ball do I drop?

Not the kiddos… they’re my #1 priority ALL THE TIME!

Not the cooking (well the cooking already kinda suffers so it can’t really get picked on anymore than it already is – same with cleaning)

The social media is my vent, my outlet, my area where I can beg for prayer and have emotional support from friends and try to take my mind off all the other stuff.


So you guessed it… writing takes the hit.

And during NaNoWriMo too. YUP! Because tragedy is no respecter of time or place or circumstance.

And I am really really glad that I was ahead because I managed to eke out enough to keep up but that’s it.

So there it is. Mission accomplished. The post actually went where I wanted it to.

And I’m done now.


So how do you deal with writer’s Block?


© Rachel L. Miller 2014


Writing on a deadline…


I am officially writing on a deadline. It doesn’t matter that it is a self-imposed deadline. I am taking it as seriously as if it were headed to the publisher.

There are a couple of reasons for this.

~ I have yet to get into a schedule of writing. I had begun before the ACFW conference but that was just getting things ready for that specific conference. This is much more than that.

~ I figure it is smart to have the practice. In the past, I have had the bad habit of rewriting and rewriting and rewriting again. I am determined to break that habit. I will edit, have my editor look over it, fix what she tells me to and then put it aside.

It works out well that I am committed to participate in NaNoWriMo. Starting on November 1st, I won’t have time to argue with this WIP because I’ll be starting a whole new one.

And I intend to be done with it before then.


Thus far, I am not on schedule but I am getting caught up. I’m more than half done and gaining ground as I go so I should still finish on time.

The only problem I am running in to is that I took several chapters out – which shortened the book considerably but… the more I edit, the longer the book gets again.

So… I gain ground, but I’m adding more ground as I go too so it’s almost counter-intuitive.

Oh well. I’m getting there.

And speaking of getting there – I better get back to it!



© Rachel L Miller 2014

Late Nights and Coffee Dependency…

I have discovered something lately. I simply can not stay up late at night anymore without copious amounts of coffee on hand. 

I have come to the painful, if somewhat obvious conclusion that I may not be as young as I used to be.

Of course my other persona is a writer of speculative fiction so I suppose I could always write my way into a world where they have 36 hour days, 10 day weeks and 15 month years!

Nah… that wouldn’t work either. I’d just fill that schedule too.


Where am I going with this you’re asking yourself…

Well, if you read my last post, you’ll know that I have decided to throw my hat into the ring again with NaNoWriMo.


Yep. I really am certifiable. But then, aren’t most writers?

I mean we hear voices in our heads and we talk back – sometimes argue too! Or at least I do.

My characters are always doing stuff I tell them not to – I can’t have that, can I?  There would be chaos all over.

And apparently those of us who participate in NaNoWriMo have just a little extra crazy.

I’m OK with that.

Especially once I figured out that most authors write more than 50,000 words in a month. When you count the first draft of a manuscript, edits on the one you turned in three months ago, blog posts, interviews and social media stuff – that’s WAY more than 50,000.

So if I’m crazy, I must be absolutely normal!

Have a GREAT night!

I’m going back to work!