Writing a book, part 2 | NaNoWriMo motivation and tracking

[writing a book, part 1 is here] Day 12 of NaNoWriMo, and all is (mostly) well. My first week of NaNo felt so easy - I was writing 2-3k words each day and felt excited about everything I was writing. Now, I'm 20k words into this draft and I still feel like I haven't gotten … Continue reading Writing a book, part 2 | NaNoWriMo motivation and tracking

Writing a book, part 1 | NaNoWriMo begins

I haven't talked much about writing on this blog, but it's something I want to start doing, since I love writing just as much as reading. (Even if I don't do it as often as I read.) (Sidenote: I wonder how much writing I could get done if I spent as much time writing as … Continue reading Writing a book, part 1 | NaNoWriMo begins

9 Tips for NaNoWriMo (from someone completely unqualified to be giving advice)

If you've ever done NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) before, you know that throughout the month you'll get encouraging emails from published authors with inspirational messages and advice. Though I am far from a published author, I'm going to attempt my own version of that. What are my qualifications, you ask? Well... I've done NaNoWriMo … Continue reading 9 Tips for NaNoWriMo (from someone completely unqualified to be giving advice)