Work-in-Progress, Updates, Life, 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 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

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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

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