Well, my NaNo is going better than I expected 🙂 This year I’m challenging myself to write two books: the sequel to my super hero story (which I finished by the way), and a book I’ve been sitting on for quite some time called The Die-Happy List. So far the latter makes up about 16,000… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 3
I suppose I have a different idea of “failing NaNo” than most people, and mine is that whole days have gone by without me writing a single word. The moment I start to feel down about my story or my ability to finish, I’m failing NaNo. Extreme, yes, but I’m unapologetically a girl of extremes.… Continue reading I’m Sick, Failing NaNo, and Still Generally Optimistic
Look at me, doing homework and working on my query letter like a good student writer. On those rare occasions when I’m actually diligent and get things done, I’m so proud of myself. I’d been giving my query the evil eye for a couple of days. I guess seeing it returned to me with a… Continue reading I Am So Good
It’s that time again, folks! Stephanie and I have recorded podcast episode four, and in this episode we talk about rules for writers. Stephanie found Ten Rules For Writing Fiction, which was inspired by Elmore Leonard’s book 10 Rules for Writing. In the post, several writers talk about their personal ten rules, and in the… Continue reading Book Learning Podcast Episode Four (Plus JulNoWriMo Day 9)
1. Set a word count goal, sit yourself in the most uncomfortable place you can find, and don’t move until you’ve reached your goal. Here are some ideas for uncomfortable places: the sharp tip of a sword, a shark pond, a fire ant hill, etc. The more uncomfortable the better. Just don’t kill yourself. 2.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Yourself Keep Writing
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
Today is the last day of NaNo and my word count is roughly 122,500 words – or something like that. I was going to go for 125,000 but I got distracted by making covers! Let me know what you think! I might be posting again tonight, or rather, way early tomorrow morning, for a scream of… Continue reading New Covers and the Last Day of NaNo
I am supposed to be studying for my history test tomorrow as I write these words, but I really don’t want to. Besides that bit of homework, I could possibly be completing the concert critique that is also due to tomorrow, or the English homework that I am supposed to hand in tomorrow. But who… Continue reading Life, In General
New idea alert! I came up with this new idea last night, when I was stumped on my other books (and watching Kill Bill vol. 2. Epically bloody and hilarious movie right there). This book, of course, has nothing to do with blood. It is of the General Fiction/Humor genre, starring a particularly arrogant and… Continue reading Should I Write 4 Novels?
Can you believe it’s only day three of NaNo (I didn’t post on day two. Bad me)? I feel like NaNo has been going on forever; and that’s in a good way, of course! I’m one tenth of the way through the month and one tenth of the way to my goal. 20,500 words have been… Continue reading Only Day Three!