Four. Four times. Four times I’ve started this book, and for the first time since I “won” my first National Novel Writing Month in 2012, I “won” this year. I pat myself on the back. I am so proud. And it’s not that I’m proud that I finished the 50,000 words of the NaNoWriMo challenge. … Continue reading Did you get good results with NaNoWriMo?
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, arrives in a few days so I’m plotting out the book I’ll write during the annual event. I’m attempting for the third time to write the third book of a trilogy. I’m hoping third time’s a charm, as the saying goes. I’m ready for this novel to be done. … Continue reading Why is Preparing for NaNoWriMo so Difficult?
Yes, I failed at National Novel Writing Month this year. Well, I don’t know if “failed” is the word I should use, though. I still managed to write over 18K words in the first half of the month. So really it’s not a total failure. Maybe I should say I didn’t “win” NaNo. By the … Continue reading How to Fail at NaNoWriMo
About a month ago I wrote a review about a book called Easy Cash Writing. It’s a great book that taught me quite a bit so I decided to give another of Rob Parnell’s books a chance. This time I read The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells. It’s as informative as his … Continue reading The Zen of The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells
Some people may or may not agree with me. Scrivener has changed how I write my novels making it so much easier. When I first started writing years ago, I used the old-fashioned pen and paper to write the story and then a typewriter to make it look “professional,” or as professional as it could … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Scrivener
Less than two weeks from today writers everywhere will be in a writing frenzy. Yes, National Novel Writing Month begins. Are you one of those writers? Are you ready for November 1? Last week I wrote about three reasons why you should do NaNoWriMo. Now that I see I have talked you into doing this … Continue reading How to Prep for NaNoWriMo That Writers Will Love
Twenty five years ago I heard about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I thought about how crazy it was. I mean writing a novel in 30 days? Sure, I would love to write a novel, but I wasn’t sure about writing it in 30 days. There was no way I would ever find the … Continue reading 3 Reasons to do NaNoWriMo