Writing Your Masterpiece: “Don’t Set the Scene. Live It. Experience It.”

“When I begin anew, I sometimes forget to challenge myself. I sometimes forget to exercise my abilities as a writer. I get comfortable in what I know I’m able to accomplish, and I lose sight of all that I could be doing to grow. Lately, as I’ve been assessing my progress I’ve come to realize […]

Book Review: “The Woman in Cabin 10” By: Ruth Ware

(I will not be revealing too much of the novel itself, for I’ll keep it to the general summary, and what I’ve thought about the book. Though, I do suggest you proceed with caution if you’d prefer to steer clear of any plot points before reading the book). “If there’s one thing I love about good literature, […]

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 […]

Love Your Craft, Appreciate Your Work, Celebrate Your Progress.

“I could sit here and tell you of all the things I don’t have the time to do anymore. I could sit here and explain every moment I’ve chosen to do something else over the one thing that keeps me going. However, what I’m going to do is tell you of all the things I’ve […]

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