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?
If there is absolutely ONE THING that you're going to have in your story to keep it interesting... what do you think it is? Probably taking into account that this is my intro, you've most likely guessed questions. And you'd be right!
I had checked the calendar. I knew the dates. I knew that July 1st was my next date for blogging... I posted... I checked the calendar again... ...well, I was wrong. 😂 Blame it on my poor head full of studying. (and, by the way, YAY! I'm officially done school and now I'm freeeeeeee!) So now we're … Continue reading How to Avoid Info Dumping
Traveling into the dark abyss called my archives, I found that I've written about this subject before. But at the time, I called it spurts. I also actually stopped doing it until NaNoWriMo. Yay me. Blog post on writing in sprints, take two. Recap: Week 1 – Saving Your Work Week 2 – Your Writing … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Sprinting
"Write every day!" all people scream at you. "Practice, practice, practice!" "Practise makes perfect!" It's enough to make all writers run screaming for the hills. I get it. I've had to listen to this a lot too. So today, I am going to be very careful to not say any of those things to you. Instead, … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Habit
When National Novel Writing Month begins, hundreds of writers have their sights set upon a lofty goal of writing 50,000 words. All those glorious zeroes sparkle like stars and many writers are sure that they can do this. *record player scratches to a stop* Pffffft. Uh, no. 😂 Recap: Week 1 – Saving Your Work … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Every Word Counts
Have you ever had difficulty trying to find that *perfect* word? It's on the tip of your tongue, and you know what it means... but don't know what it is. I've been there too, believe me. Today we're going to talk about what you should do when you run across the problem of trying to find … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: That Perfect Word
Have you ever gotten annoyed with your writing when in the first draft? Wished that it was less rambly? Wondered if you were using italics too much? Worried when you started going off the plot you outlined and wrote in something new entirely? Today, we're tackling that subject. Recap: Week 1 - Saving Your Work … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Go with the Flow
Welcome to post 2 in this series of things I've learned from NaNoWriMo! Today's post will probably be longer than last week's... 😂 Recap: Week 1 - Saving Your Work And also: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎉 I can't believe that we've made it through all of 2018! We've been at this new site … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Your Writing Time
Welcome to the first post in my series of things I've learned from NaNoWriMo! This was the first time I've ever finished it, and I've learned several things along the way! Today we will take a look at SAVING YOUR WORK. Also: MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL READERS!!! 😄 *sends you books, fuzzy socks, your … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from NaNoWriMo: Save