September 20, 2017
Anyone participating in #nanowrimo this year?
What genre do you plan on writing?
Do you plan out your novel or dive into it on the 1st?
This will be my first year participating. Instead of writing a new novel I plan on rewriting/editing the one I've been working on. I am hoping nanowrimo will keep me motivated.
For the rest of September and all of October I am going to be looking into how to edit and planning how I want my story to go.
I have the very ambitious plan of partipating in both Inktober and NaNoWriMo this year. I don't draw or write nearly enough so hopefully I'll benefit from these challenges. #inktober#nanowrimo#ambitiousormasochist
birch trees are my favorite EVER, and they're what inspired my current work in progress. I painted my story's setting on a lil' rock, so whenever I need a bit of motivation, it's right there for me to look at.
I've been on vacation for the last couple of days, so I've taken advantage of this chunk of time to binge-edit my manuscript (along with everything else I've fallen behind on). There's lots to fix... but I love the heart of this book. It's my last chance to work on it before #NaNoWriMo prep begins! O.O
The last couple months have been a whirlwind of busyness, and the rest of the year will be, too, but I'm excited. And a little daunted. But mostly excited. I suppose that's how life usually goes.
(also apparently I cannot write short captions for the life of me, so don't feel obligated to sludge through them. xD)
What writing a novel looks like for me today: calendars, markers, and coffee.
Novel writing is HARD--much harder for me than writing poetry. It requires a weird discipline of the mind and really won't work unless some action is taken every day.
Not sure if there are many astrology-lovers out there but I, personally, am fascinated by the moon cycles and planetary movements. While I was reading a great post of @mikiash's last night I realized I needed to get my ish together after a lazy summer. Last night was a new moon in Virgo which reminds us to get organized AND that small steps in a long journey matter.
Damn did I need to hear that message.
(Funny how the universe does that to us!)
Soooo, I decided to kick some ass this morning and make an 8-week writing calendar and with weekly tasks for myself.
I'll be taping this bad boy up to the mirror in my bathroom as soon as I'm done typing this to make sure I don't get lazy on myself again...
or let the little evil writing gremlins in my mind talk me out of finishing!
I feel like I'm on the home stretch now, and that's ALMOST more daunting than the day I started. Every day I do this I have more and more respect for anyone out there that's ever finished writing a novel. Y'all are my inspiration!