“Play With Your Narrative and Take a Chance on the Unexpected.”

“There will always be a few impending risks with every new piece of writing. This usually results in a turn of events we never expect, a fresh perspective, something that sparks our interest continually, keeping us writing. It is hard to get a grasp on everything that you want your piece to accomplish, but what […]

A Late, Late, Blog Post: Gearing Up to Edit, Sitting Down to Read

“These last few days have been pretty hectic, as I gear up to do quite a few things all at the same time. The school year is coming to an end, and it’s going to feel a bit strange not going to town writing as I wait around for classes on campus. However, I’ve been […]

Life After NaNoWriMo: Editing and Rediscovery

“It’s been a busy couple of weeks, even after I managed to wrap up NaNo this year on November 27th, 2016. That was a feeling I’ve been missing all year, the feeling of finally accomplishing a goal and not wanting to change a thing (about the goal, not the mess of a manuscript I have left). […]

Finishing 50k, Finishing the Novel’s First Draft, and Feeling Absolutely Accomplished

“It’s been a long time coming, and this NaNoWriMo has proved to be the most challenging one yet. However, I’ve made it. I’ve made it to 50k and then some, I’ve finished the first draft of my novel, and I don’t think I’ve ever been more content. This month I’ve learned a lot about what […]

NaNoWriMo: Week 3 – It’s Crunch Time! 

Current Word Count: 30,433 “This year’s NaNoWriMo experience has so far taught me a lot about who I am as a writer and what I’m capable of accomplishing once I put my mind to it. My novel is most certainly a mess of a manuscript, but I’m enjoying the process so much, knowing that has begun […]

NaNoWriMo: Week 2 – Making Changes, Making Progress

“There are times when things just don’t go as planned. There are times when you’re fairly certain you’re going to get everything done at a certain time, but then life happens, and you’re just going to have to pick up where you left off. I am not where I want to be concerning my word […]

Let’s Talk About Progress: NaNoWriMo – Week 1 Complete!

Current Word Count: 11,331 “It’s been quite a while since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this process. NaNoWriMo is something that does in fact take a lot of determination, and trust me when I tell you, there is indeed sacrifice involved. However, with that being said, I have realized that not only am I getting words on paper, […]

“Writing 50k Feels Like Walking a Mile in Stiletto Heels, But I’m Going to Do it Anyway.”

“There was a time when NaNoWriMo felt like the easiest thing to accomplish, when my naiveté was in full force, when I didn’t quite understand how much work goes into writing a novel. The first time I took part in NaNoWriMo, I managed to get every word down, I managed to finish ages before the deadline, it was […]

NaNoWriMo: My Experience Thus Far

“12,581 and counting.” It is the eighth day of NaNoWriMo and I’m feeling pretty confident about where my novel is heading. I’m currently into the sixth chapter, and I feel like my character development skills have improved. I do have a new hobby in my life, and that is Youtube. I feel like I needed a […]

NaNoWriMo Begins!

“50,000 Words – 30 Days”  Happy November 1st! We all know what that means. National Novel Writing Month. I spent the morning reading through all of the preparation I’ve been doing in regards to the material I will be pumping out this month. The important thing I’ve learned when it comes to juggling the longing feeling […]

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