Category: NaNoWriMo 2015

Getting Yourself to Write

Hey Reader, This is a problem that I have temporarily outgrown. Temporarily, because I’m sure it will come back to me eventually. Writer’s block is a crippling thing to a writer, and it is one of the hardest things in the writing process. I’m…

Reading

Hey Reader, I have a week before my paper copy of my new book gets to me through the mail, so I’ve decided something. In order to be a good writer, you kind of need to read. Not necessarily, of course. There are some…

Poetry

Hey Reader, I’m in a writing club at my school, and in today’s meeting, we talked about poetry. I know, I know. You novelists out there are probably groaning at the idea of putting so many ideas into so little words. Or you might…

The Last Words

Final word count for first draft: Over 116,000 Hey Reader, Yeah, that’s right. I finished my first draft yesterday. I don’t know how I did that with my other books… I think it’s the one thing in writing that is almost too hard to…

Day 30

Word Count: 104,688. Hey Reader, Today is it. We have come to a bitter sweet close on our little NaNoWriMo journey, but not the end of our novel-writing adventure! I’m going to keep blogging regularly with my thoughts and advice about writing. I might…

Day 27

Word Count: 100,093 Hey Reader, I’m not done yet. I’m nowhere near done. But I got to my word count goal! I did it! I wrote one hundred thousand words in thirty days. So this is going to be a pretty short post, I…

Day 26

Word Count: Hopefully 95,000 by the end of the day. Hey Reader, So today we are going to change gears a little bit. I’m going to talk a little about what we’re all going to do after we finish writing our novels. To be…

Day 25

Word Count: 91,126 Hey Reader, I’m so close to 100,000 words, but I’m still pretty far from the ending! I found a problem with something that helped me jump start my word count, though. When I first started NaNoWriMo, I was thinking of my…

Day 24

Word Count: 86k I think. Hey Reader, So I have five days of thanksgiving break to finish my first draft, plus Monday if I really need it. That’s not a lot of time. I know I can probably get those 14000 words in there,…

Day 23

Word Count: Irrelevant. (still 82k) Hey Reader, Sorry I’m posting this so late, but I’ve been studying. You know, because I’m still in school. Speaking of, I have something to share with you! So when I was back in middle school (oh, the days),…

Day 20

Word count: 74,000ish Hey Reader, The winnings start today! I’m super excited and I finally got home. This may be short… I’m kind of behind and need to write. Also, in case you were wondering, I’m not going to validate my novel until I…

Day 19

Word Count: I’m scared to check. Hey Reader! I’m tired. I think I’ve said that at least ten, twenty, maybe a thousand times today. Thurdays just aren’t my thing. So this will be a short post, since I have a very simple tip. Okay,…