Whoa. What?! Last thing I remembered I was still writing the final battle scene between the heroes and the villains for the longest time and... now it's done? WHAT? I am in total writing hangover mode haha. So on July 6, 2019, at around 11:30PM, I finished writing Children of the Sun, draft 3. Although… Continue reading I finished my WIP?! (+ anesthetics & snippet!!)
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! 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
Hello everyone! Today we are at day 7 of Nanowrimo and... (gasp) almost 1/4 of the way through! Are you taking part in Nanowrimo? If so, how has the first week been? I am proud to say that I'm surviving! Hurrah!!!! This past week has been a rollercoaster for me, physically, mentally and emotionally. I… Continue reading NaNo Day 7 Check-In // My first write-in experience!