Time for a NaNoWriMo update! For the most part, everything has been about the same. I've gotten a lot of words out by switching it up. If I don't feel inspiration for one project, I flip over to the next. I guess there is a perk to working on multiple projects at once. I still … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #2
It’s already so close to November! It seems as if time has sprinted by this year. And NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—has skidded around the corner, getting ready. (If you don't know what that is, here's a link to an explanation. It’s probably the writing community’s most productive time of the year.) This is your reminder … Continue reading A friendly NaNoWriMo reminder
I got three changes coming to this blog. One The major one: starting next week, I'm going to post once a week. I've had a lot of busy weeks this past year. It's getting hard to keep up with posting all the time, especially with my growing freelance business. I also haven't had as much … Continue reading A quick update
At AWP, I ran into a lot of traditional publishing vs self-publishing. Self-publishing has some different perks and routes, especially when it comes to marketing. A few discussed their creative ways to market their book. When I say creative, I mean creative. They gave out some ideas that I had never even thought of before. … Continue reading Creative ways to promote your self-published book
The emails are coming in! The ideas are getting written down. Oh, the time of the year where everything seems to be rushing on a time clock. There isn't much time left, but there's so much to do. And, gosh, it's almost November already? It's about time to write a novel on top of that! … Continue reading It’s THAT time of year again
On the first day of class, eighteen students sat in a circle, facing each other as awkward as can be. We didn't really look at each other, and most of us had no idea what we were doing there. Our teacher leaned forward and turned to look at each of us. She asked how long … Continue reading Can you stop writing—take a break—for “too long”?
Take a deep breath. Breathe. Really. It's time to think for a moment. When was the last time you spent hours focusing on your craft? How many hours do you spend on writing? How many hours do you wish you spent on writing? Sometimes it's good to take a step back and reevaluate. How much … Continue reading More time to write
Taking time off can be fishy. You can want to take some time off for about a week and suddenly it's two months later. It's good to take time off; don't get me wrong. But it can also be dangerous. Time off is nice and pleasant. It's hard to get back into a working mood. … Continue reading Taking time off…
Just remember... We are one more day closer to getting our novel complete.We are one more day closer to publishing.We are one more day closer to becoming someone's favorite author. We can do this.
Overworking is easy for a writer. Writers are constantly thinking of poetic lines and/or story developments. After a while, our stories get mixed up and everything written comes out forced. But is it even possible for a writer to take a break? Kind of. We can psychically stop writing. We can pause and stop ourselves … Continue reading Writing breaks