Change is coming... I'm really excited to share with you guys that on Monday 1st May, I'll be launching my revamped, sparkly, professional looking author website. Rest assured, you'll still be able to see my posts in the WordPress reader but the focus will change from my rather relaxed, casual blogging site to a more … Continue reading **Exciting News**
While I was procrastinating on Youtube on Saturday afternoon instead of working on my rewrites for Queen of Hearts, I came across a newish segment where authors talk about their manuscript - what it's about, where they're at. I think it's such a good idea! I love hearing about other writers' works in progress and processes. I … Continue reading ~ Manuscript Monday ~
We've heard it said a million times - good writers must first be good readers. But what does it mean to be a good reader? Is it reading ten books a month? Is it reading everything published in your genre? Is it delving through countless how-to-write and self-help books? The answer is a bit of … Continue reading What should a writer read?
First of all, a big hello to all my new followers! Ok, now onto the meat of the post. NaNoWriMo. I'm happy to say that, for the first time, I actually hit the 50,000 goal working only on the one WIP. In previous years, I've counted essays, blog posts, hell, even shopping lists, to try … Continue reading Looking Back on NaNoWriMo
I'm tired. The words are not coming as easily as they were at the start of the month. This is likely due to two factors: I had a plan for the start of the month which has long since been exhausted. I'm not used to a) writing every day and b) writing a decent amount … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 20
So it's day 12 of NaNoWriMo (the end of in my time zone), and my momentum has really slowed since my last update. I managed to hit my targets on 5th - 8th but the news which came out of America on the 9th threw me a lot more than I was expecting. I also had … Continue reading NaNoWriMo -Day 12 *25,000*
Hello, hello! I hope you're all having a wonderful and productive day! We're already five days into NaNoWriMo 2016 and, to be quite frank, I'm already exhausted. In the lead up to NaNo this year, I was feeling a bit uncertain about my story. It's something I first came up with almost two years ago … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update – Day 5
Yes, you. You need a plan, I need a plan, we all need a plan if we are going to tackle the 50,000 word challenge and emerge as healthy, happy human beings at the end of it. There's a general attitude in the amateur writing community that there are two basic types of writer: The … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep – You Need a Plan
With NaNoWriMo now just around the corner, I've decided to announce the piece I'll be working on this November. *drumroll please* Soldier ◊ Sorcerer ◊ Healer ◊ King The once powerful empire of Erelda has been plagued by drought, famine, highwaymen and poor leadership for decades when the Sacred Flame finally Names the successors to the four empty thrones. Some believe … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Announcement!
So in the lead up to NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d share again with you my thoughts on Camp NaNoWriMo. Don’t let the names fool you – these are two vastly different creatures.
So, I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo this year, and boy is it a different beast to normal NaNoWriMo. If the November session is a huge street party of creativity, the Carnevale of writing, Camp NaNoWriMo truly is a camp. That one you went on when you were like thirteen, stuck in the woods or up a mountain with a group of the least talkative people. You know those ones who refuse to participate in the activities and sit in the corner on their phones/game consoles?
I’m certain that if you have people you can share your cabin with, it would be an awesome, supportive, inspiring experience. Unfortunately, that was not my lot this year. Maybe next year. Who knows?
That said, there were some amazing parts of Camp NaNoWriMo:
- the ability to define your own goal
- the thrill of seeing the word count rise
- the race against the trajectory…
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