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.
There are the usual questions readers ask authors. But what about the hard ones? I answer those questions here.
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
As I gear up for the release of Hope at the Crossroads (Oct. 24!), I thought I'd take a moment to share about my writing process. I always love reading how other authors crank out their novels, don't you?First, I fully admit that I'm not writing any books at the moment. My focus is on … Continue reading Writing process: How to write a novel fast
After 30 days of writing furiously during National Novel Writing Month, I've done it. I've finished the rough draft of my next novel! Rough, of course, is the operative word. Unlike last year's novel that just sort of flowed onto the page, this year's novel has a few rough edges I plan to smooth out … Continue reading 10 gift ideas for book lovers (plus, some exciting news!)
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
Life has been a bit busy this week, which is why I’ve been a bit quiet for the past few days. I’ve been working on a research paper that took up most of my time, giving me a glimpse of what it will be like to write for NaNoWriMo and do well in school at … Continue reading Aloha ʻoe!
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
If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already been alerted that I have some big book news to divulge today (and if you’re not on my mailing list, why not?!? Sign up here, you get a free book!). Are you ready? …. … .. . There’s going to be a sequel to The Road to … Continue reading Big book news!