National Novel Writing Month is over! Every year I feel like it is the longest month of my life, and then BAM. It’s December. This year for NaNoWriMo, in tandem with the normal manners of accountability, I decided to see if I could amp up my productivity and word count by using Alexa Donne’s Star… Continue reading The Star Sticker Method: Does It Really Work?
Have you ever had days where you feel like you have a limited number of words in you and once you hit it, you can’t produce anymore? That is me this week. National Novel Writing Month is well under way now and I’ve been meaning to write this blog post, but since I have hit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Weeks 2 & 3: Survival Tips
Confession time. I can absolutely be motivated by star stickers. I recently came across Alexa Donne’s video about the Star Sticker Method and I sorta kicked myself for not thinking of it before. I don’t know about you, but there is just something about getting those gold stars that gives me a buzz. That being… Continue reading Productivity Power Up: The Star Sticker Method
I’m going to be completely up front. The past 9 months have been excruciating. I’ve done more things for my development as a writer over this time period than I ever have. Growing up, I said I wanted to be a published writer, but I never did much to progress towards it outside of writing… Continue reading Honesty Corner: Getting Serious About Writing
The Life, The Universe, and Everything Writer’s and Illustrator’s Conference this year was awesome! I didn’t think I was going to be able to get to go all three days, but somehow my vacation hours added up and I was able to take the time off. I’m sure glad I did! I had a very… Continue reading LTUE Writer’s and Illustrator’s Conference 2020
Back during NaNoWriMo last year, I came across a post while I was Pincrastinating that said that writing in Comic Sans makes it easier for you to write when you have writer’s block. Oh ho ho, how convenient for me. I was, at the time, experiencing a huge writer’s block. I was desperate, so I… Continue reading Writing “Hacks” – Does Writing in Comic Sans Work?
This past November, I performed the best I ever have for National Novel Writing Month. For those who don’t know, the Office of Letters and Light hosts an event where writers all over the world try their hand writing a novel (50,000 words) in a month. It is my favorite thing. I’ve hit the goal… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month 2019: A Hinge Point
National Novel Writing Month is, in my opinion, a month for discovery. You discover your limits, your time management proficiency (or lack thereof), your endurance, and your ability to perform under pressure. Well, I don't mean to brag, but I found out I have a superpower. I can type in my sleep. I'm sure most… Continue reading The Night My Brain Didn’t Write Sober
Three weeks and a day since I graduated with my degree in Creative Writing. Three weeks and a day. I wish I could say I have something to show for it, like a publication acceptance letter or something, but nothing much else has happened since the big day. I've read a few books, mastered the… Continue reading Graduate Doldrums
Whew! First week of NaNoWriMo is over! So, how did it go? Did you manage to keep up with the word count? By the end of today, you should be reaching the 5,000 word mark. If you aren't there yet, don't give up! You can still catch up over the weekend! As you move onto… Continue reading Week One: Starting is Hard