I told myself I was going to finish this book in October, and GOSH DARN IT, I am going to! Bear witness, readers. Gabrielle promised herself and you that she would finish UNTITLED by the end of October. Preferably by the thirtieth so she’ll have at least one day for NaNo prep. On the topic… Continue reading It’s October!
A day or two after NaNo ended, I read back over my main novel, California Girl. And guess what? It doesn’t suck too bad! I know that’s improper grammar, which doesn’t bode well for the grammar in CG, but I’m very happy right now. I even just used an adverb without wincing! Not only does… Continue reading I Read My NaNo Novel And It Didn’t Suck Too Bad
Every year after National Novel Writing Month ends, I go through a sort of post-NaNo depression. For a few days, I’ll mope around, lamenting the state of my novel, my room, and all other aspects of life that have been sadly ignored during the month of November. The mere thought of writing just might make… Continue reading Writing After NaNo
OH YEAH! I AM IN POSSESSION OF MAJOR SKILLZ!
On Wednesday, I created a plot for my NaNo novel. I like to pants NaNo, because I think it just adds to the fun and general chaos of things. If my first NaNo experience had been one of structure and moderation, I probably wouldn’t be going on my third year. Thus, I like to keep… Continue reading My NaNo Novel Is A Changeling
About a week ago, I saw a post on the NaNoWriMo forums by a person who was looking for someone to help them edit their book. Helping people edit their books – or anything, really – being one of my all-time favorite things to do, I offered to help them out. I love editing, in… Continue reading Critique Partner Etiquette: a bit of a rant
National Novel Writing Month has a tendency to take over my life. It really, truly does. I think about my NaNo novel during class. I think about it while I eat. I’m paranoid that every time my sisters are out of my sight, they’re secretly writing to try and pass my word count. OHMYGOD LIZ… Continue reading Holy Mackerel, NaNoWriMo
I have a busy week ahead of me. It’s ten thirty in the evening, and I kind of want to jump into bed and enjoy sweet sleep, because there’ll undoubtedly be a lack of that commodity once my week gets started. But at the same time, I want to edit a few more chapters of… Continue reading You Are Awesome
I participated in National Novel Writing Month for the first time in 2009. I’d heard about it from a writer friend in 2008, but forgot about it until December of that year. So in 2009, I was determined to be ready. For a long time I debated on whether to be a Pantser or a Plotter. Since… Continue reading What NaNoWriMo Taught Me About Me
And by the “right way,” I mean with or without an outline? I’ve watched interviews and read books that were staunch supporters of either one,and I’ve tried it both ways. Some of the writing books I’ve read suggest you do whatever feels best for you. Personally, having an outline works maybe one-fourth of the time. I’ve… Continue reading What’s the Right Way to Write?