"Are you a pantser or an outliner?" "What's your favorite part of the writing process?" "How do you deal with writer's block?" "Where do you get your characters?" "Do you hand write the first draft?" Over the last few years I've heard variations of these questions from different interviews and the like and I have … Continue reading Playing With Craft
Woo! National Novel Writing Month starts in just a few short weeks! For those who are unaware of the awesomeness that is NaNoWriMo, take a quick visit to their website and see for yourself. The basics: you try to write 50,000 words in 30 days on a new novel/story. I consistently lose but I love … Continue reading Gearing up for NaNoWriMo
Illness struck my house last week. It started while my son was having a sleepover, the poor kid suddenly had a fever and I had to separate the boys during the sleeping portion of said sleepover to keep our guest from catching it. (Didn't work, our guest has been sick the last couple days too.) … Continue reading Tossing in the Towel – NaNoWriMo 2014
That's right. I'm one of those crazy people, the one's who take November and turn it into a month-long marathon with words. I went grocery shopping and stocked up on caffeine, chocolate, and popcorn. I made sure my son had a new Wii game to entertain himself while my brain is occupied in all things … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month – 2014
Woo! NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! For those of you who STILL don't know what NaNoWriMo is, go HERE and check them out because they will overload you with pure awesome! I have been all sorts of excited for this year's NaNoWriMo because it's the first year I won't be in school. Which means … Continue reading Prepping for NaNo!
So I was sick for a couple days and I spent a great deal of time in a medicine-induced semi-coma on my sofa. One would assume my brain would have been numbed by the medicine and therefore incapable of creativity, but I fear that wasn't the case. In fact, I think there's something in NyQuil … Continue reading Attack of the Plot Bunnies!
Last year I made a few print copies of Persona for my family. (No, it is not for sale. Yet.) But anyway, I discovered this rather annoying problem with my Word program when it came to converting the text for printing. Every page needed a designated amount of "gutter space." This is the space that … Continue reading Gutter Space
Well, NaNoWriMo is officially over. My hats off to everyone who managed to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That's just crazy cool and you all deserve a cookie! In case you were wondering, I did manage to finish writing Dead Magic. I got it done Monday last week, so I was way ahead of … Continue reading December Mayhem! (And Rise of the Guardians Review)
It's here! National Novel Writing Month is here! Since I'm not actually participating this year I thought I would just send out a quick note of encouragement. To all of you crazy people out there, frantically writing non-stop for the next 30 (well, 27) days, good luck! Don't look back. Don't edit. Just go! You … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
I promised that in October I would run a Giveaway of the novel Witch-Born, and so I've gone ahead and started it. Or, well, it hasn't started quite yet. It starts September 8th and runs all the way through October. I've put in the widget already, so you can click on that and go straight … Continue reading Witch-Born Giveaway