Happy New Year Everyone!
I know December was lacking as far as blog updates go, but I was still in recovery mode from November. Now I’m trying to get back in the swing of things and what better way than setting new writing goals for myself and reflecting on the accomplishments of the last year.
Continue reading “New Year New Writing Goals”
Well, I didn’t do as many monthly posts as I wanted to this November but there is a VERY good reason for that! This month was Busy (with a capital B.) Not just because of Nano but because I did a lot of other things worth celebrating!
Continue reading “Monthly Celebrations – November”
Hello everyone! The first FULL week of Nano is coming to a close. How is everyone doing?
I knew this month would be a challenge with classes AND the commitment of working on my NANO, but so far I’ve managed to do it all *knock on wood* thanks to some great time management, some sleepless nights, and some amazing communities who encourage me every step of the way!
Continue reading “Community is the Key to NaNoWriMo”
Welcome to a serious of Nanowrimo blog posts I’m doing in the month of November! Things are about to get crazy ya’ll!
Tonight at midnight our calendars shift into November and writers everywhere will begin the fast-paced adventure of writing a novel in a month! But before that happens, the panic sets in.
Continue reading “Nanowrimo – The Calm Before The Storm”
Receiving critique is a must for any writer looking to publish. For one thing, it gets your work out there, it forces you to let go and accept comments (both good and bad.) That isn’t easy for any writer to do, but it is a hurdle we all have to conquer. Additionally, good critique will inevitably improve your writing. It will show you the weaknesses of the piece that we, as the creators, are just blind to.
I’ve been in a lot of critique groups, and am currently running one right now because I know the help it can provide and I love reading the work of my fellow writers. But sometimes, a good critique partner is hard to come by. Continue reading “The Hunt for Good Critique”
We’re less than a month away from the beginning of NANOWRIMO! What does that stand for? National Novel Writing Month.
November is the month for writers! It is when we crawl out of our writing caves, put our butt in chairs, stuff our faces with caffeine and TYPE!
If you don’t know, Nanowrimo stands for National Writing Month where writers around the world try to write a novel (or 50K words) within a month. This is the time to finally get out that novel idea you’ve been thinking about for months. New writers tackle their first attempt at noveling (that is a word now!) while experienced veterans look upon the blank page with grim determination.
Even though we’re still in October, it isn’t too late to start preparing for 30 days of constant writing, plotting, and racking up the word count.
Continue reading “Time to Prep For Nano (A Couple Helpful Tips!)”