Life, Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

NaNoWriMo Week 4 – The end is the beginning

Nanowrimo didn't go as planned this year, and that's okay. I've got almost 20k new words in my draft and I'm ready to start the serial soon. I'm a little bummed that I didn't have the all-out enthusiasm this year to complete 50k in 30 days. But, sometimes progress is slow. Slow progress is still… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 4 – The end is the beginning

Publishing, Updates, Work-in-Progress, Writing Process

NaNoWriMo Week 3 – Keep Writing!

I am so far behind that Nanowrimo is no longer about hitting 50k words in 30 days. It's just about continuing to write the story. I want to be far enough that I can start up my serial without feeling like I need to finish a chapter every single week to keep up. Okay, wait,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 3 – Keep Writing!

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

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

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!