Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I planned them. Last week, I finished reading The Night Circus. It was glorious. I loved it so much that I went and purchased the hardcover copy the next day. This post is not about The Night Circus but if you want to read all about my love … More Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2
Sometimes, characters surprise you. It’s the reason that I have difficulty writing on an outline, and why I can’t seem to keep a story consistent between drafts. I’ve been sick the last couple of days (sinus infection, ugh) and hadn’t been writing. I sat down this morning to revise chapter seven. In this chapter, Lucy … More Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1
Since I commute 90 miles to work, I stopped doing NaNoWriMo. I didn’t have time and more importantly, I didn’t have energy. Realistically, I have 8 different novels that have been (sloppily) written from beginning to end, and there comes a point in a girl’s life where she has to acknowledge that if these puppies … More Camp NaNoWriMo… Again.
I love NaNoWriMo. I love the deadline, and the knowledge of winning. I always win, you see. But I simply can’t do it anymore. Ah, NaNo. We had five glorious years together and produced eight delightful “books”. But yet, that’s the problem. “Books” not books. Because what I write for NaNoWriMo comes from the sputtering of “two … More I am Not Immune to the NaNoBug (but I Have to Wear Bugspray)
I’m not sure why this is still surprising to me, but books have so many words in them. No matter how many words I write, they want more. For example, I can write 8,000 words and in that time, my character can travel from one town to another and accomplish nothing because there weren’t enough … More Books Require Lots of Words