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
Over the last ten days I’ve cut a whopping 9,500 words from my manuscript. My goal is/was to cut 20k from it…okay let me back up. My brain is sludge right now. I’ve been editing all the long, long weekend and not getting a lot of sleep. When I originally completed the manuscript I’m working on, it… Read More Word Count & Cutting Words
I recently completed a major revision project. I’ve been working on the first novel I wrote, and wow, what a task! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it’s surprising how long it took. I got so lost in the project that I disappeared from social media for several days. That’s why I haven’t blogged in a while. Currently, I… Read More Revising & Reading my Manuscript
Okay, I’ve been putting it off long enough. It’s time for me to sit down with my first novel and edit it, again. I finished my time travel novel today, and while I’m glad of the accomplishment, I’m mostly nervous/anxious about finally running out of excuses for not focusing on self-publishing. It’s weird. I daydream… Read More Time to Edit. Seriously.
I love it when the story that you are writing is flowing so easily through your brain that you can’t seem to type fast enough. I am nearing the end of my time travel story. It is exciting!
I did it! I finished my fourth novel today! I was excited and happy the entire time that I was working on the last chapter and epilogue. As soon as I typed in those final words though, and I realized that I was finished, my stomach plummeted to the ground. I am so depressed. I’m smiling, I’m excited,… Read More Another Novel in the Bag