Do you ever think of the long list of things you need to do before you book will be done, and get a feeling of overwhelm? You're not alone, my friend; when it comes to writing (and publishing, if that's what you choose to do) there's a long to-do list before it's complete. And if you miss some things, then it probably won't turn out how you envisioned. As a writer, I always find that writing down what I need to do helps. Seeing it on paper shows me that there really isn't as much as I think there is, and gets it out of my head. Thoughts that are running on repeat - and in circles - can really make it seem that there's way more than there is. But when you want it finished by a certain point, how do you figure out what you need to do? And in what order? That's where the domino effect comes in.
This is it. Tomorrow is New Year's Eve. 2019 is coming to a close. This is the time of year that people start screeching from the rooftops about how little they accomplished in the past year, and the huge expectations they've placed on themselves for the coming year. I thought that it would be nice … Continue reading 2019: The Year of the Jump
There I was! I had plans for a celebratory post for NaNoWriMo. But then, as I went through my email (which I hadn't touched during November) I found a tag: the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag. And suddenly, I found that I wanted to do it. I mean, it's Christmas. It's books. It's great. So... um... sorry, celebration. *cough cough*
The last week of NaNoWriMo dawns. I need 15,860 words. That means about 2,644 words every day for 6 days. Let's do this.
I tried to do some catch-up this week. Let's see how close I got to catching up!
I was completely swamped this week with school, so I didn't get that much work done.
Week 2 was not as interesting as last week (aka the first 3 days) but I got a lot of writing done!
It has arrived! The month that writers band together and attempt something crazy: To write 50,000 words.
We just finished a super epic series on how to keep a reader interested (you can check out the last post here, which includes links to all previous posts) and I thought it would be fun to do a post that's more fun-sey.
You're working on your book. You might be slightly bored here in the middle, but it's all for a good cause- Ooooooh, look! A new idea! 🤩 Starstruck and blinded by the obviously NYT Bestseller material here at your fingertips, you drop the book you're currently working on like a hot potato, diving straight into your new idea. But is that a good idea?