I am alive. Shocker, I know.
I am probably going to have to fall to posting twice a month because school is intense. Sigh.
I’m slightly motivated to keep this up though because a teacher told me that blogging looked great to college admissions. (The only reason I do anything anymore: college. :’) )
And of course, blogging is fun. 😛
NaNoWriMo is only nine days away!! I’m attempting it again this year (last year was a disaster) with the hope that I can finish my novella. I’m not sure if it’ll be the whole 50,000 words because my novella might not take that long, but we’ll see.
I’ve been plotting quite a bit and guys, I’m awful at plotting. I have my world (dystopian/steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy yes, it’s crazy and I love it) and I have my characters (soft little beans who will stab you). But when it comes to plot…. there’s absolutely nothing.
So I’m going to do the natural thing, and ignore my plot until the very last minute before NaNoWriMo.
And you get a post about characters because I like to think that I’m actually okay at developing characters.
It’s a win/win. (Not really. )
Hello peoples! I’m kind of in a writing slump. Which isn’t good, considering that NaNo starts today. So here for me is the great and noble Wysteria Campion of headintheclouds is here to deliver to you a lovely guest post about nanowrimo. I’ll hopefully be back next week, but in the meantime, check out her articles and musings.
Nanowrimo. The beast that slays all writers yearly. We say to ourselves, “We will prepare to conquer the beast!” But when the time comes, our courage fails us and we flee, and blush to mention our unfinished project that sits around until next year. Last year I wasn’t really worried about Nano because I wasn’t a serious writer yet. I only began writing my blog and for fun in September. But this year, my first “I know somewhat of what I’m doing” Nanowrimo approaches. But when people ask if I’m scared I just laugh and say:
Veterans might say: “Oh poor thing, we’re veterans so we know how hard it is. You poor ignorant child in over your head.” I laugh at them and here’s why. Continue reading
It’s October. And you know what that means. No, not Halloween. It means we only have a few weeks before the biggest noveling event in the world begins.
I’m going to assume that everyone knows what NaNoWriMo is, since you’re on a writing blog. However, if you’re feeling rather clueless, you can find out more about it at the link. nanowrimo.org/about
And, of course, I’ve already extensively planned my entire book, and am all ready to start a killer novel. *laughs nervously* No. I told myself last year that everything would be planned out, down to the tiniest detail. I was frantically planning on October 31, and I’m pretty sure I had only gotten to the first chapter by November 1. It’s probably going to be the same this year.
So instead of having these weird update posts at random times, I’m going to do a monthly wrap up/update posts. Doesn’t that sound nice. So people will actually read these things, I’ll try to keep it interesting and give mini reviews of stuff, or interesting blog posts I’ve seen, music I’ve been listening to, etc. 🙂 Continue reading
I realized that after all these goal related posts, that I haven’t really talked about my own goals, completed or in progress. (Or somewhere floating around in the galaxy…)
If you missed the whole motivation saga, you can read them now. (The Best Websites for Keeping Writing Goals +Camp NaNo, What to do When Lacking Motivation to Write, Why We Write)
Otherwise, this post is going to be about my own writing stuff. Expect lots of rambling. Continue reading
Happy March! I confess, I’m much more of a winter person, but it is nice to see the leaves and flowers coming out. (Until the pollen comes, and I desperately wish for winter again.)
March also means that it’s only one month away from April, which also means that it’s one month away from Camp NaNoWriMo. Some of you may know that I did NaNoWriMo in November, which is basically the bigger, more serious version of Camp NaNo. We’ll go into all that and other online resources that help you keep your writing goals. Continue reading