Hey everyone! I've been talking about the 15-Beat method for outlining a novel for a while, and it seemed like some of you were curious about it... so here we go! A few points that I want to hit before we start: The 15-Beat Method, also known as "Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet" is a fairly… Continue reading The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!
Hello everyone! YUP. You heard me right. I feel like I've been writing Never Forget for the LONGEST time (though, actually, it's only been 2.5 months which is quick for me) and I am finally done. DONE. Phew. That was a tough process. Don't get me wrong, I loved this novel to bits. I loved… Continue reading I finished my WIP!!!! (& a snippet)
Hello everyone! How is it going? I am very barely alive... BUT (and it's a very big but!!!) I WON NANOWRIMO!!!!!! Hahaha yes! November was a crazy hectic month, in terms of writing, work, and life. (Unfortunately life doesn't pause just because of a little huge writing challenge, right!?) In addition to starting my WIP Never… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Debrief // What helped & what didn’t
By D.A. Smith You’re reading this because you just spent 30 days working on a 50,000-word novel for NaNoWriMo, and time is up. Congratulations! You wrote an average of 1,667 words per day, in November. This was no small feat. Especially, if you have a full-time gig or a family to tend to. Now, that… Continue reading GUEST POST: NaNoWriMo – What Happens Now?
Hello everyone! How is November going? It is almost the end of the month (can you believe it!?) For those of you who are doing Nanowrimo, this means that it is almost over!! And we are ALMOST at the finish line! Does this make you super excited and amped up to finish your novel? Or… Continue reading NaNo Day 28 Check-In // Preparing for the final dash!
Hello everyone! How is it going? Wow is it already more than halfway through November? And do we only have a week-ish left of Nanowrimo? I can hardly believe it because this month passed in a blink! Today I will be doing the Rising Author Tag which I saw on Beth's blog! (Do check out her post… Continue reading NaNo Day 22 Check-In // The Rising Author Tag!
Hello everyone! Wow, is it me or does this moment feel... surreal!? On one hand, I canNOT believe that we are already halfway through November, because it felt just like yesterday when I was still telling everyone how excited and nervous I was for Nanowrimo to start! On the other hand, I felt like it's… Continue reading Nano Day 15 Check-In // 7 Tips for Getting Un-Stuck