Here’s a peek at my NaNoWriMo word count stats, and how I made a phobia-ridden turtle trainer get on a plane for a scavenger hunt in Fiji.
To get you ready for National Novel Writing Month, here are my favorite books on writing and creativity.
For this year’s NaNoWriMo, I broke all my own rules. I let the inner critic sit on my shoulder the whole time I wrote the story. I only plotted the first part of the story, leaving me fumbling as I tried to pants my way through the rest. I kept my social media running in … Continue reading PNSD: Post NaNoWriMo Stress Disorder
In the past 17 days, I have discovered that I am not very good at keeping up with the regular parts of my life during NaNoWriMo. It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve blogged here. My Facebook and Instagram pages are a bit neglected. My house could use a little sprucing. I ran out of … Continue reading Life stops during NaNoWriMo
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NaNoWriMo is coming up! All right, it’s technically coming up in November. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about NaNoWriMo, it’s only too early to start writing for NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo? From the website: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.…
Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers commit to a month of solitude for a national (even worldwide) phenomenon known as National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. The goal is to have a 50,000-word story at the end of 30 days. I have taken part in NaNoWriMo since 2010, and it’s a big reason why … Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo
It is finished! I have once again defeated the odds and crossed the NaNoWriMo finish line with more than 50K words – 66, 781, to be exact. Of course, when I say that it’s finished, you know I don’t mean that, right? I have at least 4 more days of writing until I get to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Day 30: How the story turned out
My favorite part of being an author is when I am actually creating the story, immersed in a whole different world than the one I am living in. As I’m writing, my characters are all around me. The scene takes over the room. Their emotions become my emotions, and their drama becomes my drama. When … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: What it’s like to write the story
I have finished the Prologue and Chapter 1 of my NaNoWriMo novel, and they are now live at Wattpad! For those of you who love Peter Pan fan fiction and would like to follow along, go to http://w.tt/1KVHVXD. Click on Table of Contents, and start with the Prologue. When you’re done, continue reading Chapter 1. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Chapter 1 is live!
Day 1 down, 29 more to go. This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m., thanks to daylight savings. Honestly, I was counting on that early wake up time to get in some serious writing before heading off to church. So imagine my disappointment when my husband wakes up two hours later and I had … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: Posting chapter by chapter