Anyone feeling those NaNoWriMo week 2 blues yet? It’s not unusual to use up the initial motivational kick and feel weighed down by all the words left to write. Even if you’re ahead, you might be realizing that the whole draft is going to end up being a hell of a lot longer than 50.000 … More Why Being a Writer is Better than Being a Person
It’s here. It’s happening. NaNoWriMo 2017! Around the world, writers are setting their sights on that 50.000 word count goal and preparing to sell their sanity to reach it. Others are hoping to regain some sanity through this month-long intense focus on our stories. Personally, I’m about 50/50. I have been excitedly awaiting NaNoWriMo since … More Rough Start to NaNoWriMo
Late post today because I am spending all day moving to a new flat. This will have to be short, but obviously I have to write a little something about NaNoWriMo now that it’s looming right around the corner. How are other participants feeling? Nervous? Excited? Scared out of their minds and ready to bail … More NaNoWriMo is Near and I Plan to Survive
Happy Saturday, and here’s hoping you had an interesting Friday 13th. I have a ton of NaNoPrep planned for this weekend, but for right now I want to take moment to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Outlining. I touched briefly on it in my last blog post, but I feel like Preptober … More Four Reasons Outlining Improves Stories and Saves Sanity
Who else is excited for Preptober? Hands up if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I was totally bitten by the bug last year and I am so psyched for this November. Even though I write every day, every month, all year long, it’s great to have one month a year where you kick it … More NaNoWriMo Prep – the Adventure Begins!