This morning, I broke 60K words on my novel! I was really hoping to have written 65K over the month of September, but let’s stop and be real for a second… I have 60,000 words written towards my novel, all accomplished in the span of one month! I should really break out the champagne Irish… Continue reading 5 Things SeptNoWriMo Taught Me about NaNoWriMo
Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?
I learned everything I needed to know about goal-setting from my Nalgene. Hear me out on this: I know myself! I do a LOT of goal-setting, and almost as much goal-ignoring. I start out strong, and excited, and then I fall on my face, two weeks in. Here’s the tricky thing about my goals: it… Continue reading Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals
Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to be an author. Maybe once or twice, I wanted to be a teacher, but mostly, I’ve just wanted to write. Tl;dr version: skip the back story and jump to the tips They started me young: my mother had me saying the ABCs at 18 months (I have… Continue reading How I built a writing habit (cat included)
Procrastination at its finest, ladies and gents: getting too distracted in other goals that I don’t bother to work on the ones already under my belt. While browsing my Reader, I came across the Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I thought, that’s PERFECT (here’s my profile, if you’re interested in seeing… Continue reading Side-tracked by goal-setting
As a writer, I sometimes feel like I have multiple personalities: my style is so varied that I sometimes don’t recognize my own writing. I write with four basic voices: Journaling. Intended for my eyes only (and sometimes, my husband’s). I write like I speak, and it’s sloppy and handwritten and fast… and random as all get-out.… Continue reading My writing styles: personal, professional, and just plain silly
I’m really not intending to be antisocial in the blogosphere. My life has just been really crazy as of late. I’m going to adjust my ROW80 goals, so they actually match my life again, and really stick to them this time. Rededication. Lent is coming, and I’m trying to think up what to do. I… Continue reading A Return From Haitus the Second