Last year, I blogged my NaNoWriMo experience, and I feel like it really helped me organize my thoughts and feel more motivated to write. So, I’ve decided to do it again this year, though I may not post as often. Last year, I made a blog post almost every day, and I feel like it sometimes felt like it ate into the Continue reading
I don’t claim to be a grammar genius. In fact, there’s a lot I don’t know about grammar. Although there are probably a few gazillion English rules I don’t know, the one thing that gets me every time is lay vs lie. Actually, we should call it lay vs. lie vs. lied vs. layed vs. laid vs. lain, because there are about twelve thousand different ways to use that word. Continue reading
I’m sure you’ve heard of Shiny New Idea Syndrome, and it is an extremely bittersweet experience. However, lately I’ve been having hardcore Shiny Old Idea Syndrome, and it’s GREAT!
I’ll be honest with you, my 2016 NaNoWriMo novel was a total flop. Not to say I’m not proud of what I achieved or that I think it was a waste of time. I was writing, and that was what mattered most. I was able to (hopefully) get just a little bit better at writing every day, which is all I can really ask of myself. Continue reading
Now that I’ve reached 50,000 words, it’s harder to use Nano as an excuse to not do homework. Somehow, I still managed to convince myself to write today instead of doing my Biology. I don’t even regret it. (Just kidding. I’m crying inside.) I was able to write 2,000 words, and the ending of my novel still isn’t in sight. I wanted to finish the first draft by the end of December, but it might take even longer than that, especially with the motivation of Nano being gone. I did manage to come up with a usable title today, which was exciting, but it will probably change as I get further into the story.
How is Nano coming for you?
I did it! I wrote 6,679 words today, and reached 50,024!! I am really excited! My story is still only about halfway done, but I’m going to continue working on it until I finish the first draft. This experience has been really great, and I am grateful for all the people Continue reading
I was able to get caught up again today! I wrote 6,513 words, bringing my total up to 38,393. I am not making the same mistake twice, and I will be writing plenty tomorrow. I still can’t believe all of the progress I missed out on the past few days, but I will continue trying to make up for lost time this long weekend. Continue reading
Remember how I was able to get caught up and back on track? Yeah, that lasted all of two seconds. I’ve written exactly 161 words in the past three days. THREE FREAKING DAYS! I honestly don’t even know why. I know exactly where I’m at in my novel, I’m excited to write Continue reading
I’m finally up to par for the first time since day 6! I have been so behind, but, today, I was able to write 6,574 words, and get right up to the daily goal of 31,666. I am beyond excited at this! I haven’t left my computer since noon, and my stereo has been blasting motivational Christmas music Continue reading