Hello everyone! It's day 11 of NaNoWriMo... How is everyone doing? I had a tough week last week, mostly because of work which really affected the rest of my life, including writing. I was working 10hr, 12hr and sometimes even 16hr days, and that left barely any time at the end of the day to… Continue reading NaNo Diaries // Keep Calm and Write On
Hello everyone! As I am typing this, it is Day 5 of NaNoWriMo (although when you are reading this, it may be Day 6), and I am taking a break from my 16-hour work shift. I've been reflecting these days about why I write, and what keeps me writing. Writing is hard work. I make… Continue reading NaNo Diaries // An Ode to Writing
Hello everyone! As I am writing this, it is Day 3 of NaNoWriMo and... gosh I got to say I am zonked out and ready to sleep! So, this past weekend I decided to do something really bold and intense... I did a 24-hour write-a-thon. I got the idea from Emily, a fellow blogger-writer, and… Continue reading NaNo Diaries // 24-Hour Write-A-Thon Recap!
Hey everyone!! We are getting really close to November (yikes!!!) and I think I got my NaNoWriMo novel kind of planned out (maybe??) so I thought I'd share my outlining process with you guys. First thing's first, what is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an event, occurring annually every November,… Continue reading How I Outlined My NaNo Novel
Hey everyone! It's time to talk about editing again! Editing is a big, complicated process so that's why I dedicated two posts to this topic. Last time, we talked about recruiting beta-readers and compiling feedback. In today's post, we will talk about how to incorporate beta-reader feedback into our edits. Disclaimer: This is not the… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 2 (+ more templates!)
Hello everyone! Who is doing NaNoWriMo this year??!!! [raises hand reluctantly] I am raising my hand reluctantly because I love NaNo, and I really really want to give it a shot this year, but to be honest I am not really sure how it's going to go because November is going to be a really… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag!
Hello everyone! Editing seems like a daunting task, to take an entire novel that is 80 to 100K words and (somehow) make it better. Editing also seems endless: when do you ever stop?! There seems to always be ways to make improvements on a manuscript. A few years back when I was editing an old… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 1 (template included!)