Nanowrimo 2018 – A Dumpster Fire

Ok...like what even happened????(in other words, I did not win)I originally was not going to do Nanowrimo this year, because the last three months of 2018 were going to be crazier than usual, and I wouldn't have time for it.But then October rolled around - that scent of Autumn and running around in windy weather … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2018 – A Dumpster Fire

Tips to Write Faster for Nanowrimo

NANOWRIMO IS UPON US!! *writers flee to their keyboards in panic* This is my third year doing Nanowrimo. Hopefully this year I actually succeed (November is one of the busiest months of the year for me. Couldn't this be done in January or something?? Read about last year's episode). And while I may have not … Continue reading Tips to Write Faster for Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo: the Aftermath

Um. Hi. Nanowrimo is over and well - I did not succeed *bum da tisss* I ended at 34,000 (which is better than last year). What did I write? Could I have done anything better? Am I still alive? (answer: debatable). What was the novel that I worked on? Well -  it's a fantasy novel … Continue reading Nanowrimo: the Aftermath

Nanowrimo 2017

It's BACK! NANOWRIMO IS BACK!!! Nanowrimo is "National Novel Writing Month" which is in November. It's a challenge hosted by Nanowrimo to write 50,000 words (a novel) in the month of November (that averages out as 1,667 words a day). Writers scream, pull their hair out, and turn into raging word monsters (or so I've … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017

5 things to do when you don’t connect with your characters

Characters. Our novels would be nothing without them, just a bunch of trees and abandoned neighborhoods and castles. There would be no plot and hence no story and hence no novel. We need characters. But more importantly we need fleshed out, amazing, multi-dimensional characters who jump off the page with pzazz and splendor. Yeah. That's … Continue reading 5 things to do when you don’t connect with your characters

And So, It Begins: Nanowrimo 2016

Last night, while sitting on the couch, after a lovely night of sitting on the driveway in a pirate costume (I will say I looked awesome) with my neighbors and family, and after watching Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, I suddenly jerked up. "It's two hours till Nanowrimo starts!" As soon as (and I mean literally) … Continue reading And So, It Begins: Nanowrimo 2016

Hey Guys…I’m Still Alive

So I haven't posted in about three weeks. I got a job and have been working on Sundays. With this new schedule, Tuesday may become my new posting day. I am also redesigning my blog, for at least the five millionth time. This time I blame my sister, who just redid hers. Looks fabulous. Here's … Continue reading Hey Guys…I’m Still Alive