July was a harder month to write in than I expected. I don’t know if the process is just getting stagnant and monotonous or if I was simply busier this month and therefore couldn’t devote as much time to writing. I did finish the chapter though! Even if for a little while I thought... Continue Reading →
Well June flew by pretty quickly! I’m realizing that I have the most typed portion of this book ever at this point, and how do I react to it? I want to go back and rewrite it all again! I know I’m supposed to be making a dedicated effort to just WRITE, but it’s... Continue Reading →
This is relevant in both life and writing. Happy Tuesday!
Another month of novel writing: COMPLETE! However, it certainly didn’t come without its challenges. The farther I get into this story, the more I realize how complex it is. I initially started a journal/sketchbook to keep all the little details of the story organized. For the first two or three chapters I did pretty... Continue Reading →
I have written four chapters! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but I can promise you it’s spectacular for me! When I think back to my original story, I would have periods of intense writing and then long bouts of stagnation so that I don’t think I’ve ever actually written... Continue Reading →
Three chapters down! That doesn’t seem like a lot in general, but when I think about all the other responsibilities and mandates I have governing my life right now, it really is quite an accomplishment for me. What is important though is that I am moving forward. It’s a constant progress of which I’m... Continue Reading →
Another month has flown by, and my novel writing journey is becoming more exciting. After finishing the second chapter in my novel, the all-around plot is really beginning to take shape in my mind’s eye. Unfortunately, I tend to get a little ahead of myself so that while I’m trying to write chapter two,... Continue Reading →
If you’ve read my earlier post on “New Year’s Resolutions,” then you know that one of my goals for 2014 is to write a chapter for a novel every month. On the one hand, a chapter a month doesn’t seem all that strenuous in comparison to the brave souls who take on NaNoWriMo and write... Continue Reading →