Writing A Novel: Making Time To Write 

Making Time To Write “I’m Like, Super Busy” If you’ve been following along, you know I’m in the midst of writing my first novel. (If you’ve missed those previous posts, you can check them out here.) In my last post, I wrote about the process of editing my first draft … Continue reading

Writing a Novel: Draft One Edit and Draft Two Prep

Well, here we are in mid-May and I haven’t begun writing draft two of my novel yet. Admittedly, I’m behind schedule. I had initially hoped to complete my draft one edit in mid-March. That didn’t happen. My first schedule had May 15th as my complete draft two rewrite. That’s not … Continue reading

Writing A Novel: NaNoWriMo Successes, Failures and What I Learned

So, I actually managed to complete NaNoWriMo in November 2015! Wondering what NaNoWriMo is? It is essentially this: write 50,000 words from November 1st through November 30th. That’s it. I’ve written about it a few times in the past (NaNoWriMo, Writing A Novel), but I thought I’d take the opportunity … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2015 – In Tweets

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Writing A Novel: Picking up where I left off

Way back in September 2013, I started writing a novel. I was on a business trip to Chicago, had gone out early to meet a friend for dinner and totally screwed up the time I was going to meet him. With more than an hour to kill, I decided to … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Writing at least a 50,000 word book in November

Starting November 1st, I’ll be joining the NaNoWriMo Challenge… National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write at least 50,000 words between November 1 – 30. I’ve never done it before, but figured since I’ve been sitting on a novel idea for awhile now, it’s the perfect excuse to … Continue reading

Writing a novel – where to start?

A little over two months ago, I began writing my first novel. I had an idea and I just started brainstorming ideas. I sat down and began writing. There wasn’t a clear destination or path for the story, but after writing a few chapters, I decided to prep an outline. … Continue reading