NaNoWriMo 2019 overview and other things

Hello all! Has your family been sick lately? Good grief, we've had a bout of sickness over here and FINALLY everyone (except me, of course) is feeling back to 100%. First things, NaNo 2019! It's in the books, and yes, I completed all 50k words with about a 600 word pad before I cut  myself … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019 overview and other things

How word sprints are saving my novel

Sounds a bit dramatic, eh? Sometimes the truth has some drama. I've been reading a few books lately (reviews forthcoming, yes, they are already scheduled) and they've presented some rather radical ideas. Okay, maybe the ideas aren't all that radical, but they ARE what I've needed to hear. Too often, motivational books/speakers/etc talk about DREAMING … Continue reading How word sprints are saving my novel

A bit of a break

Whew!! I just realized that I kind of disappeared for two weeks. Sorry about that. When life starts back up at the beginning of the school year, it really starts with a bang, doesn't it? I've got a few new book reviews coming up of books I REALLY enjoyed, so I'm excited to share some … Continue reading A bit of a break

Catching up and looking forward

Hey friends! I feel like things have been really sporadic around here, which is never my goal, but that's just how life goes sometimes. I've been rather busy for a while now because... da-da-DA!!... I joined a critique group! There are five of us in the group with novels in various stages of completion and … Continue reading Catching up and looking forward

NaNoWriMo: 4 Week Update (Final one!)

Yes, it's the last week of Nano, the last Wednesday of NaNo, and today is the penultimate DAY of NaNo. And I'm a winner! YES! I did it! I completed 50,000 words in a month. Two years in a row. Pretty cool. This last week went pretty well until I hit a major editing wall … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 4 Week Update (Final one!)

NaNoWriMo: 1 week update

Hey Everybody! One week of NaNoWriMo is over already! I've been disciplining myself to write every day, and as of yesterday, I am entirely caught up with the recommended word count in order to win NaNo, which if you don't remember, is achieving 50,000 words. I tipped over 11,000 words yesterday and these are some … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 1 week update