Time to marinate

I was looking at the new NaNoWriMo website that they are trying to launch and I ran across my old NaNo projects. The first year that I participated was way back in 2011! That’s almost 8 years ago! And you know what else I saw? The novel that I had tried to write (and failedContinue reading “Time to marinate”

Reflections and Resolution

Wow! How did 15 days of 2019 already slip by? Well, I had intended to do this post earlier, but here we are. I watched Kim Chance’s video collaboration with Megan Olivier on YouTube about reflections and resolutions and wanted to do them for myself! So, I hope you enjoy as I look back atContinue reading “Reflections and Resolution”

Creating Characters

As I talked about in my previous post about reflecting on this year’s NaNoWriMo journey, I realized that I didn’t sit down on November 1st with enough information about my story. This led to a number of really difficult days where the words would come because I was not only writing, I was brainstorming as well, andContinue reading “Creating Characters”

NaNoWriMo 2018

November has finally come and gone, and with it, another NaNoWriMo season. Writing 50k words in one month seems daunting enough, but adding in my Master’s thesis project and life in general, it was pretty rough. In the end, though, I accomplished everything that I set out to accomplish in November, including winning NaNoWriMo andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2018”

Killing My Darlings

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” —Stephen King This November I’m double dipping in the creative well. My NaNoWriMo project is also my thesis project for my Master’s in Creative Writing. So,Continue reading “Killing My Darlings”