Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

We are just a few days away from April and that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a less intense program connected to National Novel Writing Month.  Instead of a firm 50,000 word goal, in April and July writers set their own goals.  This is theRead more

The Publishing Notebook

Bullet Journal Minimalism: The Publishing Notebook

It has probably become clear that I love journals and the bullet journaling system works really well for me.  Since I am far more focused on function over design, I realized it made sense for me to have different journals.  I didn’t start keeping journals when I discovered bullet journaling, but it changed the wayRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo plans

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Plans

I haven’t been writing any novels for the past month.  As I have explained before, I write during NaNoWriMo months: April, July, and November.  They are intense months, but I spend a lot of the rest of the year editing what I have written during past events. One thing I did this year was commitRead more

2016 Achievements

2016 Achievements

It was a crazy year.  I like to focus on the good things here.. or at least the things I can learn from.  I like to think about what I actually achieved during a calendar year.  I am really good with planning and visioning what is going to happen, but I never really stop andRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016: Reflections of a 12 Year NaNo Vet

After this year I have officially participated in NaNoWriMo 13 times.  I have won 12 times.  I have been a municipal liaison 12 times.  I have yet to publish anything from the November program, but come March one of my Camp NaNoWriMo novels will be published. I would not be a writer or author ifRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016: Reflections of a Municipal Liaison

For the past 13 years of writing during National Novel Writing Month, I have spent 12 of those years as a Municipal Liaison.  What is an ML?  We are community organizers, volunteers, and cheerleaders.  It is our job to make sure local writers have the support they need and want to get through the month.Read more

NaNoWriMo 2016: The End… Not Really

NaNoWriMo is over!  I am done!  Well, as done as I can be.  What happened in the end? Quite a lot happened and all in about 2 days.  As I have mentioned before, I didn’t really write a novel this year.  I wrote 2 things.  First, the background necessary to help me co-write a novelRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo: Nearing the Finish Line

There are just a few days left in NaNoWriMo 2016.  As of writing this, I am less than 3,000 words away from a win of 50,000 words.  I am by no means near finished with anything.  While I have mostly put aside my work on Northanger Farm, I have had some major developments with theRead more

NaNoWriMo and Writing: Writing Every Day

I think the one advice almost every author has given is that you need to write every day.  The idea, from the way I understand it, is that by writing every day we make progress and move forward.  It is making writing a habit and routine rather than another obligation we need to find timeRead more

OMG What If They Like It!?

There are only 4 months left until Modern Persuasion is published.  I am dealing with a whole new set of emotions and anxieties.  Some I anticipated, but there are quite a few I did not expect at all. I have passed through the phase where I worry what will happen if people don’t like theRead more