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

Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

Nanowrimo Eve

Twas the day before Nano and all through the house the writer is panicking over which story to write. Okay, I'm not really panicking. More like I'm really trying to convince myself that I will finish the draft that is in progress instead of following the shiny new idea that's been percolating. But that's just… Continue reading Nanowrimo Eve

Writing Process

Trying something new helps

I've been feeling a little hesitant to go back to my revised draft. I feel like it will take so long just to get it to a point where I feel the story is really showing itself. The story feels slow and boring, but that might also be because I read it 6 or 7… Continue reading Trying something new helps

Life, Updates, Writing Process

Trying something new with plotting

For this story, I'm trying out a spreadsheet method of plotting. Now, since it's a first draft I didn't plot TOO much, since I still like that discovery feeling. I'm basically using some standard plot beats to get this done. There are many plotting systems (almost too many), from the Hero's Journey to Save the… Continue reading Trying something new with plotting