I am writing this post as much for me as I am for you, my readers. Midnight of May 1, 2018 is ticking closer. This is probably my eighth or ninth time attempting National Novel Writing Month–or, in this case, Camp NaNoWriMo (the April + July versions, as opposed to the traditional November version, for… Continue reading You Are Not A Failure
Hi, friends! You might have noticed that there was no Diverse Book of the Month post today, the 1st day of November 2017. That’s because today marks the first day of National Novel Writing Month! From today until November 30, I and eight gazillion other writers will be focusing on writing at least 50,000 words… Continue reading Oh Hey, It’s NaNo Season!
Hey, readers and writers! So I know I’ve been pretty inactive the last month and a half or so. Sorry about that. As it turns out, I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo back in April because I realized something pretty huge with the novel I was editing: it was headed in a pretty cruddy direction and got… Continue reading A Quick Update
There are four weeks (and then some) in April, so I like to think of Week 1 as the “Freshman Fire” and Week 2 as the “Sophomore Slump.”
One of the hardest things to do is give up on a writing project. Especially if that project is something you have poured your time and soul into. Generally I don’t encourage writers to abandon their projects. You should “finish your shit,” as Chuck Wendig says. You learn a lot by completing an entire project. (If… Continue reading How You Know It’s Time To Ditch A Story Idea
*Throws confetti in your face* CAMP NANO IS LIVE! Welcome, fellow writers! You’re probably feeling a lot of feelings right now. A little fear. A little confusion. Tons of excitement (hopefully). Or maybe not. Maybe you have no idea what you’re going to write this month, so it’s hard for you to get excited.… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Unofficial Pep Talk: April 2017, Week One
You’re bound to hit a point in your plot where you’re like, “Wait. Where was I taking this? Where do I go from here?”