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 not going to talk much about¬†writer’s block today. But What I’m talking about is similar. Have…

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 exceptions that prove the rule, but when it comes down to it, most of the best…

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 respect poetry, but think that you don’t write it. Personally, I’ve always loved poetry. Not just…

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 do. Not just because it feels like you’re saying goodbye to your book but also because…

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 keep going every weekday (hopefully), but I’m not completely sure yet, so I’ll let you know…

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 guess. (Disclaimer: It isn’t. I got into it.) So here’s something that helped me: I was…

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 honest, I’m writing this right now because I don’t feel like writing ¬†my book. I’m at…

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 book as sort of a jigsaw puzzle. Get all of the little pieces together so that…

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, but the problem is that I don’t know if my story will get finished in only…

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), I had to do this project with the Hero’s Journey Archetype. This is an awesome tool…