NaNoWriMo Update

Last NaNoWriMo update for the year. I’ll keep this brief. I reached the 50,000 word goal. Yes, I split that between three projects: the fantasy short story collection, editing Blood/Lust, and working on the manuscript for Stone Cold. Stone Cold is starting to take shape in my mind, and I’m still excited to tell this […]

NaNoWriMo Update

“Pantsing” is HARD. There. That’s the update. But, honestly, for many pantsing, or writing on the fly and letting the story tell you where it’s going to go, is second nature. It’s not for me, and I’m finding that out more and more. I know many writers with ADHD find pantsing the easier way to […]

NaNoWriMo Update

We’re 10 days into NaNoWriMo 2021, and progress on my collection of high fantasy short stories has stalled. Why? I started having second thoughts about the third book in my main series. Yes, I have drafted it – completely. But I’m starting to think that this rushes the character development a bit more quickly than […]

NaNoWriMo “Break” Time

As many know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and many writers from fiction to nonfiction use this month either to jump start or to restart their muses and get ideas onto the page. Last year, I used this month to draft Carmilla’s Ghost (releasing 9 November – just one week away!). This year, […]

NaNoWriMo Week 4 Update: Let’s Talk Genre

Alright, it’s the last Saturday in November, so this will be my final NaNoWriMo update for the year in a blog post. Two days and some change remain, and I am currently sitting on 45,000 words. I have surprised myself by actually getting closer to my goal of writing 50,000 words this month toward the […]

NaNoWriMo Week 3 Update: Sometimes It’s Not Writer’s Block

So, as week three of NaNoWriMo 2020 comes to a close, let’s give you the update on my progress. I’ve finished drafting the first four chapters of my next novel, which makes me happy. I’m sitting at around 27,000 words right now, so the overall length of the novel will likely be what I want […]

NaNoWriMo Week One: Writing Routine

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is upon us. As I write this, the first week is almost over. I’ve been working on my newest project, tentatively titled Violets in the Snowstorm, while teaching and being a spouse and cat mom. So, in this post, I’m going to do two things: talk briefly about my […]

Brainstorming and Outlining

Brainstorming & Outlining NaNoWriMo2020 is upon us, and I’m going to use that time to begin working on my next novel tentatively titled Violets in the Snowstorm. And while I do plan to have a weekly post on generic writing topics such as outlining, tropes and trope subversion, genre, etc., I will be doing weekly […]