So November is over, and December is here! Man—where did the time go?! I can’t believe that this year is almost over. Seriously, where did the time go?
This means that another NaNoWriMo challenge is wrapped up. Despite some roadblocks, I was able to meet my goal of 50,000 words. Yay!
In the middle of the challenge, I’d started to get stuck in my plot. So I took the time to write out the plot points, characters and traits on slips of paper and arranged them in different ways. Physically seeing the story allowed me to move the parts in the areas I thought they’d serve best. And then the words started flowing again! It’s a little easier to write when you know what your story is about.
So what will December bring for this story? Lots of editing, reshaping, and rewriting, which I really look forward to. For those who participated, what did NaNoWriMo bring you? Did you complete your word count goal? And what’s next?
For those who didn’t do the challenge, what are you working on this month?
This is one of my favorite holidays, as I get to spend it with family, friends and great food. Seriously, I love my grandmother’s cooking. I could only hope to be able to make it when I’m on my own.
I just want to say how thankful I am for all the above mentioned, and you guys! Seriously, I really appreciate every visit, read and comment that I get here and/or on social media. I love the conversations we get into.
Also, I want to give a special thank you to my Brasilian readers! America is 1st but Brasil is 2nd in viewership and I couldn’t be more appreciative!
So I just want to say, “Obrigado por todo o carinho. Eu fico muito feliz!” (I’d gotten help with the translation so please let me know if I didn’t say it right.)
Today I had the chance to chat with Thunder E, founder of Booredatwork. Fresh off a business trip, we talked about his favorites to review, the joys and pain of running a small business and about how I need to see Interstellar in IMAX.
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14,600 words. I’m still catching up from a non-writing weekend– had some traveling to do and an audition. Still plugging away and the day’s not over yet. My goal for today is 3,000 words. I’ll be on twitter later to report how many words I’d written today. What was your writing goal today?
A few weeks ago, I was asked on twitter how to get started as a writer. I wasn’t sure what I really could offer to him—I’m not a published author just yet, I haven’t won any awards, and I’m sure a lot of people don’t know that I even exist.
But nonetheless, I was very flattered that this guy had asked me how to get started. And my advice was very generic—just start writing. I had a few other tidbits in there and I’ll cover those in a minute.
Apologies for the very late #WriterWednesday post—I’ve had a very busy day today.
First, NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, and I can’t wait! Now that that’s out the way…
Today I wanted to share my writing process. It’s very simple really; I usually have an idea, or some vague picture of an idea and I will form something from that. Once I have the important stuff down (genre, characters), I usually like to write in my notebook.
I realized that as a writer, my reading track record has been so sucky! I’d go to the bookstore, buy a load of books and get some e-books, and then I’d never read them. They’d just sit on my dresser, or in my bookshelf or on my tablet.