It’s that time of year again! And this month I’m back at it with the same WIP I’ve been working on for NaNo and the previous Camp. This month I’m going for a complete overhaul of the first 25,000 words, and I’m excited to move … Continue reading Camp NaNo Begins, Plus a Great World-Building Tip
Ever since hearing him speak at ConnectiCon, I’ve been following David Farland’s #WritingTips newsletter (subscribe here). It’s a great resource from an author who has not only published dozens of novels, but also knows a great deal about book marketing and the publishing industry (because of … Continue reading The KAV Cycle: How David Farland Proved I Suck at Imagery
At long last, NaNoWriMo has come to a close. And you know what? I did it. It was hard, and there were many nights where I wanted to give up. But now that I’m on the other side of this, convinced I’m a complete hack … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016: Victory!
Yes, NaNoWriMo is halfway over, and yes, I have reached 25,000. And the experience has been enlightening in its own way, especially in the past week.
The key to NaNo is to write, no matter what. Since the goal is quantity, the approach is to simply write as many words as possible, regardless of how good they turn out. This is an easy strategy, in theory, but it’s a little more difficult in practice. (more…)
So far so good. A routine has been established and momentum is building. So far, being over-prepared has helped immensely in getting me in the right mindset to start. Hopefully, the trend will continue.
Pro tip: make yourself a plan for what you want to write throughout the day. If your writing time is significantly divided (or, like me, you write during your lunch hour), set yourself small writing goals that can be completed and added together when you have more time.
I wanted to take a moment to try and sort out some thoughts because the world makes less and less sense every day. Please bear with me as I try to make sense of everything racing through my mind. There have been so many acts … Continue reading Where is the love?
Hello everyone (all 12 of you, woot)! So, it’s been a while. Yes, I’m still here, but wow has it been a crazy couple of months.