This year was my first year to participate in National Novel Writing Month, and I won! The goal is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. I reached the 50k word goal today, but my novel isn’t done. I’m close to the end but still have a couple thousand more words to write before I can type… Read More NaNoWriMo WIN!
For starters, let me prove that I have written 40,000 words in ten days. My NaNoWriMo stats are: To be 100% transparent, I had a bad writing day Wednesday after the election and only got about 850 words written. In a world where those extenuating circumstances didn’t exist or happened in a different month, I would easily have been… Read More How to Write 40k Words in 10 Days
It turns out that turning a fairy tale into a novel-length manuscript feels more like writing a regular fantasy novel than ‘writing a fairy tale.’ There is something about fairytales that demands an obvious narrative voice and brevity in the story telling, neither of which I can feature throughout the bulk of my story. I’m telling a… Read More Writing a Fairytale