Writing update #11 | NaNoWriMo is already a third of the way done???

Time just keeps on passing and before you know it, you're already a third of the way into a month long writing challenge and already falling behind. Hello everyone, and welcome to my yearly existential crisis! This November, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, which means I'm attempting to write 50,000 words in …

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Writing update #10 | finishing my WIP draft + NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag

Well, I have exciting news, everyone. I finished the first draft of the WIP I've been writing since last spring! I now have 84k words of a messy, inconsistent, cringeworthy first draft that needs piles and piles of work before it's even remotely ready to show to another human being...but it's the first step, and …

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Writing a book, part 3 | how to finish NaNoWriMo when every word feels like garbage

Are you looking out at the last five days of NaNoWriMo and wondering how you're going to make it to the end? Are you sitting down to write each day and doubting that this garbage is ever going to look like a finished novel? Whether you're on track with your word count or scrambling to …

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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 …

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