So today, I wanted to talk about something that EVERY writer experiences during editing. The revision blues. Right now, I’m about a quarter way through this draft of TEOS...and while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this novel, I’ve chosen to completely bend the shape of this manuscript. It’s hard, but I just know that when I’m … Continue reading Revision Blues
So this post comes on the heels of me finishing a self-revision and sending it off to a critique partner…which also means that I get to not think about it for a little bit. I’m super excited for this novel, though, and I can’t wait to dive into revisions again. In the meantime, I’ve been … Continue reading On Writing Fairy-Tales and Mythology—Things to Consider
NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially OVER. Honestly, this year has been a riot of fun. Macbook Pro/laptop issues aside (which was stressful as hell—back up your work, people), I’ve been SUPER productive this month, and overall, I’m pleased with my final word count for November. I've ended up with 61k for November, and although there were … Continue reading Looking back at NaNoWriMo…
WEEK THREE. NaNoWriMo-ers, we’re in the home stretch. One more week—and it’s all over. If you’re on target: AWESOME! If you’re behind: Just remember there’s still a handful of days to catch up, and if you don’t end up winning…then celebrate what you have done. This week I crossed the 50k (!!!!) mark on my … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week Three (+ Five Ways to Stay Motivated)
"Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel." —H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Sooo...week two! This is always a hard week for everyone, I think. Things change in week two. I realize what a huge undertaking NaNoWriMo is. Doubt is beginning to crawl along the edges of my mind. I mean, NaNoWriMo have even called it the "week … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week Two
ONE week down of NaNoWriMo, three more to go… How is everyone going!? As I draft this post, I’ve reached 23k. So far, I’m SUPER pleased with my progress. I admit, it was a slow start for me—I think about 2k words on the first day—but after that, as I fell more in tune with … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week One (+ Beautiful Books Link-Up!)
National Novel Writing Month has BEGUN! Which means that everyone's diving head-first into their novels, scrambling to find their NaNo-prep, and banishing their inner editor to get 50,000 words done this month. To recap, I do intend to post weekly with updates, with the exception of this beginning post. I hope everyone had a fabulous … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Begins!