nanowrimo, Writing

October Mini Plotting

Demon Protection Program - working title I've been setting aside a little pocket of time every day to brainstorm a new project. It's nowhere near the drafting stage, it's just a huge host of characters, some raunchy situational comedy, and a vague idea about the apocalypse, but it's got potential! I've been watching New Girl,… Continue reading October Mini Plotting

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#1LineWed – Theme: Bulwer-Lytton (worst lines)

It's no dark and stormy night, certainly...

Writing

Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Normally I write to Dear Readers, but today I'd like to talk to the writers. Even though I self publish and technically make money off my writing (albeit paltry amounts especially after the Zon takes its cut), I'm not what a lot of people would consider a professional or a master or anything. I agree,… Continue reading Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Fun Stuff, Vacancy

How Much Of A Nerd Am I?

A lot! I play The Sims in my free time. It can be an incredibly chill game, or you can cause a lot of chaos. I usually spend my time building houses and creating people and crafting whole little worlds because, duh, of course I do. So of course I built Moonlit Shores Manor from… Continue reading How Much Of A Nerd Am I?

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Hitting 50K And Taking A Break – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

I've treated these guys like they're in progress for so long that it's hard to shift over to transformed.

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So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

And I love it. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy it. In fact, the tagline "the last book on novel writing you'll ever need" puts me off so much (and is so objectively untrue) that I'm squirming at even writing this post, but ultimately I feel like I need to. I haven't read enough books… Continue reading So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

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Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

https://www.tiktok.com/@dietspriteaunt/video/6820531534605454598 Although this book is far from being completely drafted, I MET MY GOAL AND HIT 50K WORDS YESTERDAY! And with three whole days to spare which is, like, incredible for me, the great procrastinator. This draft has simultaneously been the easiest and most difficult I've done so far. I'm learning skills to make the… Continue reading Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 – The Home Stretch and Project Projections

I've had a series of unfortunate events occur, which hasn't stopped the writing train, but it has slowed it slightly. I got poison ivy from some yard work over a week ago, and it reached its worst this past weekend and into Monday. I've also been battling a sore throat for a few days which… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 – The Home Stretch and Project Projections

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CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

I reached the halfway point in my camp project yesterday, just over 25k words, two days ahead of schedule. I have to say, after a shaky start, this feels damn good. And even better than how the word count feels is the plot itself. Vacancy has always been silly and loose, so in a way… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

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CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1