One Year of Novel Writing: Month 12, Chapter 12

 Twelve months, twelve chapters, and I DID IT! I wrote every month! I finished all twelve chapters! I came out of 2014 with twelve more chapters in my book than I had in 2013 or the years previous, and that is an incredibly great feeling to have. I’m really proud of myself for making a... Continue Reading →

Novel Writing: Month 11, Chapter 11 – Disappointment

November was a month of disappointments. I’m still not finished with Chapter 11. In fact, for the majority of November I didn’t even write very much! (So much for “Let’s write every day in November!” Ha!) I wrote a half-page the first week of November. And managed another full page somewhere in the sparing times... Continue Reading →

Finding My “Drive” to Write: Novel Writing Month 10, Chapter 10

  Month ten!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! I didn’t finish. I know! Tragedy! Disaster! Horror! Failure! But by the time I wrote this blog I had finished. It took me two extras days of writing, but it is done! And I think it turned out to be a pretty decent chapter. I’m still kind of stuck in this... Continue Reading →

Novel Writing: Month 9, Chapter 9 – Does Having An Outline Help?

  BAM!!! Another month done! If you remember from last month’s blog post, my goal for September was to write a little in my novel every day. And now, you’re probably wondering if I accomplished this goal? Well… Yes! And…no. I started off really well. September 1st was Labor Day and filled with family fun... Continue Reading →

Is Writing Every Day Beneficial? (Novel Writing: Month 8, Chapter 8)

  Well, writing chapter eight for my novel didn’t exactly go as planned. Or even as hoped. Although again I did finish! (Hallelujah!) It’s just that I’m finding it hard to devote as much time as I want to writing. I imagine this is the problem that most amateur writers have. Writing takes creativity. And... Continue Reading →

On Dealing With Writer’s Block (Novel Writing: Month 7, Chapter 7)

  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 →

DON’T STOP NOW! (Novel Writing: Month 6, Chapter 6)

  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 →

Justifying Word Vomit (Novel Writing: Month 5, Chapter 5)

  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 →

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