Writing update #13 | I wrote an entire Jane Austen retelling in a month

Well, it's official: I won National Novel Writing Month! Although this probably isn't a surprise to anyone who's been following along, since I haven't shut up about it anywhere, I thought I'd do a final post for this year's NaNoWriMo, wrapping up how it went! I set out this month to write 50,000 words of …

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Writing update #12 | NaNoWriMo: it’s the final countdown

6 days left, NaNoWriMoers! How we feeling? I don't know about you, but for me, this month feels like it's flown by faster than usual. We shouldn't already be in the last week of NaNoWriMo! Didn't we just start?? What is time and why does it keep passing. Despite my ongoing existential crisis, I'm actually …

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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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