Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

NaNoWriMo Week 2 – Falling Behind

By the end of week two, we're supposed to have about 20,000 words in the bank. I have just over 10,000. Nothing to sniff at. My full novel is only a few thousand words from hitting the 50k mark on its own. I'm trying not to feel bad about being 10k behind because this was… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 2 – Falling Behind

Updates, Writing Process

NaNoWriMo – Week One Done

Well, week one of NaNoWriMo is in the bag. Am I on track? No. Am I okay with that? Yeah actually. I am finding that this year I'm quite happy with writing any number of words daily. Some days I'm only hitting about 150-300 words, other days I'm cranking out nearly 2k. It depends on… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Week One Done

Life, Updates, Writing Process


How is it already almost NaNoWriMo time?! I put out a poll on my instagram to try and help me decide what I should work on, a shiny new project or a draft in progress. I also gave the option that I could "wait until the last minute and do whatever I feel." I kid… Continue reading Preptober!

Life, Reading, Writing Process

When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel

There's a lot to be said about taking a break from your projects. Especially when the project needs a mind that has forgotten the story's finer points. Revision is strange. You spend so much time immersed in the world to fine-tune it, but then the best thing for the story is to give yourself distance… Continue reading When writing is hard, it’s time to refuel

Life, Reading

What an insatiable reading appetite really means.

Over the last 10 days, I've read 6 and a half books (7 so far in September). It's tempting to say that they were just really good books, but I think there's something else happening as well. As I've said before, I'm a mood reader, which means that a book has to hit a certain… Continue reading What an insatiable reading appetite really means.