Or do you just love the idea of being a writer? The struggling, dejected, starving, tormented artist isn't just a trope, it's practically a rule. With writing specifically, many will tell you how much they actually hate the work. I'm sure I've said it and even written it plenty of times myself. And to be… Continue reading Do You Love Writing?
I planned on sharing a line from The Wayward Deed today, but "enemy" doesn't come up in that whereas it does come up SUPER early in my dark fantasy romance thingy dingy I'm tentatively working on in the shadows of other things. Enemies is actually an overarching theme of the whole thing, so it's pretty… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Enemy
This is the letter you get at 40,000 words. It's incredibly encouraging, for me at least. What's especially funny though: I dyed my hair purple today for the first time in like four-ish months and the next scene I'm about the embark on literally is an awkward dinner. The universe has opened up and screamed,… Continue reading A Tiny NaNo Update At 40k Words
Yesterday was the 18th, 60% done with the month, and 75% done with NaNo! Well, 3/4 of the way to the 50k word goal, at least. I'm feeling pretty good, very pumped to continuously be ahead of the word count, and super proud for spewing out words every day, even if some days that count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – 37,500 Words (75% Complete!)
Fucking whoa. So over the first five days of NaNo, I've averaged 2500 words per day (and I got Vacancy out on time, so what the fricking frick?) to get me to 12,554 words at the end of the day yesterday. Can yoU BELIEVE IT? Just a note: this story was one I came up… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – First 12,500 Words
For the first time ever, I've won National Novel Writing Month. Yes, it's July, it's really just camp, and yes, technically the only thing I beat out was myself and the only thing I got out of this is a 90+ page document that I'm both exhausted and enthralled by, but wouldn't really appeal to… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo: 50k Words And Winning
10K Post 20K Post 30K Post As excited as I am about hitting this mark and having less than 10,000 words left to write to meet my NaNo goal, it's become abundantly clear to me that this book will be well over 50k words. That's pretty typical for fantasy quests, and I'm not surprised (in… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: 40K Words And The Finish Line Is In Sight
I suggested in my how to not fuck up 2018 post that if you want to make any kind of change in the new year, you shouldn't be afraid of asking for help, and I think part of that is just in general asking questions. This may only apply to me because I'm a god… Continue reading The Liberation That Comes With Asking Questions