I wanted to get to 10,000 words tonight, but I have to plan a lesson to teach for tomorrow and it’s 11:00 PM, so I’m not sure I can make it. But tomorrow is Friday and I will be a fury of words. Some updates: I downloaded the NaNoWriMo 2015 free trial of Scrivener, which goes to December 7th. I
An idea sparks in your brain, and you decide to bring it to light. And then the ideas just keep coming. You might be embarrassed to tell people about it at first… …and your friends might not get it… but then November starts, and you’re in full swing. You sign up on the NaNo website and can’t wait to be
Writing yesterday went pretty well. Today is going downhill quickly. Some thoughts: Just like last year, it’s a struggle to bounce between past tense and present tense. I didn’t notice it as I was reading back through Part One, but it’s a pain to write. You have to change mindsets every few scenes and it’s terrible. Seriously debated shifting my
NaNoWriMo is here!! Before I start giving my daily updates, I wanted to link up to Beautiful Books! The novel I’m writing this year is a continuation of the story from last year, so many of these questions will be similar to what I wrote in this post, but I still wanted to do it to get ready for NaNo.
Hey guys! Kristina Horner on YouTube started this tag, so I thought I’d make a video for it. =) I have like 0 experience with making videos, so forgive me if this isn’t very good. Also I’m sorry that it’s ridiculously long. Original tag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjP-mr0hprY The Questions:1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?2. How did you first find out
It’s time for another Beautiful People Post! I haven’t done the last few months ever since NaNo ended, BUT I’m thinking I’ll try to finish the novel this summer (I’m the worst procrastinator, you guys) so I need to get back into that mindset. Plus, writing community! It’s the best. [I can’t get the button to work but here is
Just wanted to announce to everyone in the Blogosphere that I am officially a winner of 2014 NaNoWriMo! It was brutal. And fun. And time-consuming. And worthwhile. But now it’s over and I can breathe. I was hardly ever ahead this year, as opposed to last year when I was ahead for over half of the month. There were a
I am so close to meeting the 50K goal, though far from the peak of my plot. The climax, I think, is out of reach, but I am okay with that. I will reach 50K, I will continue writing the story, and I will go back and slash through half of it in editing. The last few days of NaNo
We are now in the final week of NaNoWriMo 2014. Can you taste the words simmering in the air? If you can, let me know, because I feel like all the words I’ve learned over the course of the past 21 years have gone on vacation. Why is NaNoWriMo so difficult this year? I love my story. I enjoy writing.
Time for some more NaNo updates! I am convinced that this is the worst first draft I have ever written in my life and if I do finish it and wish to maybe possibly get it published in the distant future I am basically going to have to rewrite the whole thing because right now, it’s 60 pages of crap.