I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month since 2014, and I think the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days is a great tool to get people writing and foster community among writers and just overall encourage authors. Lately, however, the NaNoWriMo organization has been making a lot of decisions based on politics, and they’re decisions that I personally think are detrimental to the encouragement of community that is central to what NaNoWriMo has to offer. You’re welcome to agree or disagree with me on that, and through this post I do not mean to advocate for leaving the NaNoWriMo organization or suggest that it’s the best option—I haven’t even decided for myself yet whether I’m staying or leaving. This is simply intended to be a gathering of resources in case anyone has seen NaNoWriMo’s recent changes as deal-breakers, or to provide additional resources for those who are sticking around but maybe want a separate word count tracker or more targeted community. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Alternatives – Word Count Tracker Options & Community”
Hi. I’m not dead. I’m sorry for (once again) falling off the face of the earth; I should be around much more consistently as we head into the new year and I get back on top of… all the things. For now, here’s a link-up to conclude my series on Calligraphy Guild. (If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, you can find them at those links there.)
1. Firstly, how did writing this novel go all around?
Pretty well! I was able to get down the basics of the characters and their relationships, the bare bones of the plot are there, there are some cool descriptions I can build off of… Overall, it’s Continue reading “Know the Novel Part 3 – It Is Written”
Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo, and a week ago things were looking sketchy. I was seriously wondering if I would win. But…
Current total word count: 50,073 Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 4 Check-In”
Yes, this is late. Life has been craaaaazy, and I’ve burnt out a little. :P But better late than never, right?
Can you believe there’s less than a week left in November? Anyone else feel like the month just flew by?
Current total word count: 30,693 (why yes, Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Week 3 Check-In”
Current total word count: 23,248 (hoping to get up to 23,500 this evening)
Favorite snippet from this week:
Duyên stepped onto the porch as a peal of thunder rolled in the distance. She looked up at the dark clouds gathering over the jungle and frowned. The sunset was coming faster than usual.