It was all supposed to work itself out, but then... I don't even know how it happened. Okay - I'm overreacting. It's not like I've done anything bad or that anyone's hurt, or that I lost the secret map to the hidden treasure that was going to make me rich beyond my wildest dreams... but... Continue Reading →
Why You Should Do NaNoWriMo – Especially If You Don’t Want To
Let’s talk about NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month as it’s called – the annual project everyone goes crazy about in November as they try to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. This will be my fourth year “competing”, but my first since I started doing it where I'm not actually prepared... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo Update #5
I'm finally done - and this is the final update (I swear)! You can check out my other updates #1, #2, #3 & #4 here, but the short story is that I planned to write a novella, and I did, finishing at around 44k words, yesterday. But man - this didn't go as I wanted... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo Update #4
The last update for my NaNoWriMo2020 project!
NaNoWriMo Update #3
Guess what it is - it's time for update no. 3! My project is currently sitting at around 27,5k words, which is just over halfway in terms of what NaNo is supposed to be (50k), but probably even closer to finished in reality. My plan was always that this was going to be a novella,... Continue Reading →
NaNoWrimo Update #2
According to my calculations - *pulls off sock to count on fingers and toes* - we are exactly halfway through NaNoWriMo, 2020. What do we think of it so far? My novella (which I think this is going to end up being) stands at 20091 words today, and I feel like I'm about halfway. I... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo Update #1
Well - this certainly took an unexpected turn. Today we're seven days in - and I'm at 9k words. That means that I'm going to have to pick it up if I want to be able to hit 50k by the end of the month (unless my novella is done before I reach that number),... Continue Reading →
Preparing for NaNoWriMo!
It's finally here! NaNoWriMo 2020 is upon us! Tomorrow, all hell breaks loose... I'm super excited. No, really. The first year I did it (2018) I was testing myself. I bent the rules and wrote as much as I could in a week rather than a month. The next year I tried to do it... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo – What Is It & Why Should You Do It?
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and according to the internet it is this: "An annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30." Basically, you try to write a novel in a month. It's a challenge,... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo, December and Finishing a Book
We're well into December, I know I'm late, but I wanted to wrap up how I did for NaNoWriMo and what I'm focusing on now that it's all over. First of all, I didn't "win". To win NaNoWriMo, you have to write 50.000 words, which for some reason is a novel to them. Well, I... Continue Reading →