When a story idea comes to life, it is an amazing thing. I’ve been plotting and brainstorming for the past five days, and today I finally had a breakthrough. It wasn’t the aha moment you might typically think of. It was more a case of me pushing so so so hard and refusing to[…]
I’m exhausted, so this is going to be a short entry. Today I hit 10,000 words. What a great milestone to be at. Now if I can do that 8 more times this month, I’ll be where I want to be, story-wise. Getting 3,000 words in every day is tough–definitely more of a challenge[…]
I’m supposed to be writing a short story. That was the plan. Finish a short story, somewhere around 10,000 words, then hop over and begin the novel–the real JuNoWriMo project. Sigh. Instead I find myself knee-deep in the story (and enjoying it, by the way), and I realize this story is already past[…]
Today was definitely harder than yesterday. I had a difficult time getting out of bed this morning, which threw off my groove for most of the day. That, plus catching up on house chores and kids who were more needy than normal led me to get only a few small writing sessions this afternoon. But I[…]
What a day! I kicked off writing for JuNoWriMo promptly at midnight, but I didn’t start on my novel. As a matter of fact, I still haven’t started the “main” project I’m tackling for June. I guess I should explain my plans. I’ve said June is for writing Flawed #4, and this is[…]
In just a few days I’ll be embarking on an exciting journey: writing 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s an adventure I’m quite familiar with because I’ve done it multiple times, but each time is unique and each time is still a challenge. This year I’m going to try a bit of a new[…]
There’s an awesome giveaway at the end of this post with two prize packs perfect for writers, so make sure you scroll to the bottom after you read about my current WIP story dilemma. Plotting in Progress… I’m getting pumped up for JuNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a novel writing challenge to[…]
The places where writers (including myself) find story ideas fascinates me. Sometimes it’s by way of deep, meta concepts, sometimes it’s through trivial day-to-day activities, and sometimes it’s from the depth of interesting personas one finds when people watching.