It’s over. Today I validated my word count at the NaNoWriMo site itself and the final count is 50,123 words. My book is finished, and I feel a sense of relief and exhaustion. Writing an entire novel in one month is certainly doable, but this one served to be quite a pain. All I had… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Finished Hunting Snow
In June, my town held an Art Festival, where artists from all over the Midwest came to show their wares. A friend of mine convinced me to join her and a mutual friend for a walk around the festival to see all the various mediums of art. Over by the food vendors, and slightly offset… Continue reading Before I die, I want to…..
Pens ready to go fellow writers? One would hope for tomorrow at midnight, NaNoWriMo begins. I’ll be attending the regional kick-off to see if that helps inspire me to tackle as many words as possible for the first few hours of November. I tend to write in sprints rather than daily word counts, but to… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month: Begins Tomorrow at Midnight
Characters are the core of the story. Without them, you really don’t have much of a story or really anything to write. It’s why I take a lot of care in my character building. I want to understand the character the best I can before I start the story itself. Once I know my characters,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Notes: Characters
October tends to be the month of preparation for me when it comes to National Novel Writing Month. However, I never go into too much depth when I plot. Mostly because all I need is the main idea of the plot since the finer details of how the plot is implemented depends on the characters… Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo
I’ve participated every year in NaNoWriMo, but I’ve only completed it twice. Mostly I use it as a way to encourage me to write daily again. To force myself into a pattern. This will last for a few months afterward, until life disrupts my patterns and I have to start all over again. A never-ending… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month is next month!