Nanowrimo Spotlight: Mandy Eve-Barnett

November 7, 2014

Hello wrimos, friends and followers! We’re nearly a week into November already, can you believe it? Today I’m shining the spotlight on Mandy, whose Nanowrimo profile is mandyb, and has a website at

What are you writing about this year?
This will be my fifth NaNoWriMo and I am more nervous than previous years as the genre is a new venture for me and I am unsure I can pull it off. This is mostly due to my being a fanatic Stephen King reader! I am not sure the story I am planning is a ‘real’ genre but it is an erotic thriller. The idea came from three real news stories and I merged some of the details into one. My protagonist flees a crime in blind panic, thinking he will return. However, life does not go down that path. I will leave the rest to your imagination. Working title : The Giving Thief

What is your favorite book – you have to pick just one!
A tough choice for an avid reader of King novels but I chose Ferney by James Long. It is a reincarnation story and I re-read it regularly. I have researched reincarnation and experienced regression too – fascinating.

What advice would you give to all your fellow Wrimos?
Don’t panic about achieving those 50K words…it is a process, enjoy it – no matter if you succeed or not, you have a body of work to build upon. Remember it is only a starting point not the finished product – that takes at least a year (or two!)

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