Writing Recaps

To NaNo or Not To NaNo… Part 1

It’s the time of the year when I’m usually getting ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who are new readers, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Participants commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve been participating since 2004, but for the first time in fourteen years, I’m wondering if IRead more

Writing Recaps

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

July Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Change

With Phi Alpha Pi done and Missing Auggie being edited, I thought about what I want to do with the next project: Woodhouse Yarn and Cafe. This modernization of Emma is still in the beginning phase as the other projects became my priority. Now I’m able to focus, pick up where I left off andRead more

From Pantser to Plotter

When I started National Novel Writing Month, there wasn’t much I understood about my writing process. It took me years to understand there are various types of authors out there, but most can categorize themselves as a pantser or a plotter.  What is the difference? What do these words even mean? What am I? I’mRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 – Am I Going to Win?

It’s hard to say if I’m going to win Camp NaNoWriMo this April. One main reason is that I’m not done with the month. The other might be that I don’t really have a measurable goal. Today we’re going to discuss what I have worked on, what I ignored, and where my head has beenRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Plans

It’s time for another round of “What’s Sara going to write this April?” This year is pretty momentous. The first time I did the April Camp NaNoWriMo is when I wrote the novel I’m publishing this year, Phi Alpha Pi. With my failing to reach a goal over the last two years, I’m trying somethingRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2018 Reflection

It was a crazy November this year.  This NaNoWriMo was probably my most productive ever.  Yes, I did hit the 50,000 word goal, but that’s not really a challenge for me.  Today I’m going to reflect on the goals I set for myself in November, how they evolved, and what comes next. I had threeRead more

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NaNoWriMo: Making A Mess of Sex Scenes

There are only a few days left, but I’ve officially won NaNoWriMo!  It happened suddenly on Saturday when I realized I had forgotten to update word counts a few times.  Like 10,000 words worth of forgotten updates.  A huge chunk of those words made up three sex scenes.  Today I want to share my historyRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: When All Your Plans Change

I think most people who have heard me talk or read this blog long enough to get to know me know I’m very goal oriented.  A friend, who has since passed away, often complained that I was so goal oriented that I rarely stopped to enjoy my success before I was on to the nextRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 1 Progress

We are a little under a week into NaNoWriMo and so far, I have been doing much better than I expected.  Today, I’m going to talk about what has been going on with the projects this year. So, if you have been paying attention to this blog, you know I’ve been struggling with the entireRead more