The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

The Problem With Perfectionism: “Forget the Rules, Just Write.”

Are You Making Progress? I do believe that outlining your novel is important because it delineates the way in which you see your story progressing, it encompasses the important attributes of your characters, and it gives you a reason to continue. Though, you have your plot all planned out, a visual of what your characters look like [...]

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

What a Predicament: Working Through It, Getting It Done, and Advancing Your Creativity

"I've learnt a lot about life upon moving out on my own, learning how to deal with each and every problem that may arise, and coming to terms with how these problems affect me - for everything cannot be fixed instantly. Do you remember when you were younger, and something in the house would break? Though, it [...]

Current Progress, Challenging Writing Boundaries, and Working Efficiently

"Progress is what allows me to remain inspired. Progress is what makes the entire process worthwhile. Nothing feels better than a good plot that keeps YOU engaged, that leaves YOU excited. For, it begins with how you feel about your writing, long before anyone else has a chance to read it. Lately, I've been trying [...]

Utilizing Personal Experience and Letting it Feed Your Work

"For some time now I had been separating my writing from experience, and this resulted in feeling as though my work was turning out inauthentic. Recently, I've been allowing myself to check my fears, to utilize them, draw from them, and not apologize for what they've taught me. The question always remained, "What would people think when they [...]

Prepping for an Effective Writing Session + The Effects of Daily Brainstorming

"Getting lost in an idea is always pleasant, especially when you've begun to map out the path you want your project to take. However, it is when you're feeling uninspired, when the ideas seem to not flow the way they used to, that you begin to question if continuing is even worth it. - It [...]

February Planning, Novel Refinement, and Writing Risks

"As February begins, so does the list of new writing goals to achieve. The last week I've spent trying to give myself the time I needed to work through all of the stress of an everyday productive lifestyle. I know that the nights are going to get longer, the work is going to get harder, and the time to [...]

An Update on Life and My Experience Writing From My Antagonist’s Perspective

"Here's to hoping for yet another productive week. I've noticed that I've gotten rather good at making sure everything that I need to do is thoroughly planned, but when it comes to actually sitting down to execute all of those to-dos, I tend to shift too much off to be done on an upcoming day. (That [...]

NaNoWriMo 2017: An Update and the Pressure to Finish On Time

"This NaNoWriMo has been increasingly difficult as the end of the month continues to near, but I am doing the best I can to keep it together, and to keep writing as much as I can. There were a lot of obstacles to overcome this year, but I am holding on and determined to do [...]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week #2 Progress + “First Drafts Are Not Final Drafts.”

"This year's NaNoWriMo still has quite the way to go, and I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay on track with my word count. I've had moments where all I wanted to do was start over, where I honestly believed that I would not be making it to the end. However, I do not believe [...]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Dual Perspective + Character Conflict

"Creating the world the way you see it, the way that best fits the project at hand, is not an easy task to undertake. Playing with original ideas, throwing around the different possibilities you might adapt for the sake of your novel, can cloud your mind. Changing up the way in which you are comfortable [...]