Weekend's greetings, friends, Today is Sunday and so it's time for another ROW80 update but I thought I'd do something a little different today. Rather than a list of subheadings with a few notes underneath, I'll give you a more in depth update on everything. Yep, that's right, get excited. 😛 So it's over half … Continue reading An Open Letter to Writers of Any Creed: November Updates
Tag: word count
Winners, Losers and that Post-NaNo Feel.
Okay, so I disappeared for a while. Sorry about that. Between exams and moving back home for the summer and job hunting and NaNo guilt, blogging fell to the back of my agenda. But now I am back and have a few free moments to blog. Yay! First, my final update for NaNoWriMo 2013. All … Continue reading Winners, Losers and that Post-NaNo Feel.
Slaying the Beast: First Thoughts on NaNoWriMo
So, we're four days in to (Inter)National Novel Writing Month (at least in my time zone) and as another two thousand words sits smugly in a word document creatively titled 'Day 4' I though I would take some time to reflect on the NaNo journey so far. I will admit, even going into the event, … Continue reading Slaying the Beast: First Thoughts on NaNoWriMo
The perils of counting your eggs.
Or, in our case, words. After a year and a half of reading blogs by fellow authors at various stages on the writerly path, one thing has stood out to me: the disagreement over word counts and word limits and whether having a word per day goal is a valid way to end up with … Continue reading The perils of counting your eggs.
Dearest Readership, I love you.
As every author/writer/person-who's-cobbled-together-a-few-sentences knows, your readership is important. Not just in terms of identifying your target audience, or feedback, or how they help you improve. We must always be grateful to those who spend a moment of their precious time, in a world where time is the surest form of currency, reading our work. So … Continue reading Dearest Readership, I love you.
The final hurdle.
This is not a post where I tell you all the answers. In fact, it's not going to be a particularly interesting post. Nevertheless, the once piece of advice all writers receive a thousand fold is keep writing. So that's what I'm doing. Writing. Words, strung together in the hope that they will mean something … Continue reading The final hurdle.
WIPpet Wednesday is awesome. You can join. Unless you're a computer or an iguana. Visit this linky to join. Rules are easy-peasy: your submission has to reflect the date in someway. I could spell it out for you in detail like I've done here and here and here but I think you can work it … Continue reading WIPping it.
They say time flies when you're having fun. I don't always agree with this but in the case of my experiences with this blog, the sentiment rings true. A year has passed since I first ventured into the blogosphere with this post, outlining my intentions for the blog. As much as I like to think … Continue reading Happy Blogoversary
Knowing when it’s time to move on.
In just over a week, I'll be moving cities and while I may comeback to my home town to visit, I hope never to live here again. Which brings me to the topic of endings; the first draft of my WIP is so close to completion that its not even funny. Another few scenes, another ten … Continue reading Knowing when it’s time to move on.
The Non-Compulsory Yet Obligatory End Of Year Post.
Yes, yes, I know. It isn’t the 31st just yet but I thought I’d get in early. If you have learnt anything about me in the last nine months that I’ve been blogging, you would know I’m not so great at making deadline commitments. First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you … Continue reading The Non-Compulsory Yet Obligatory End Of Year Post.