Wrimos assemble! It’s week two, the week in which things sometimes start to get hard. You’ve set the scene. You’ve built the world. You’ve introduced your characters. The love interests have met or the adversaries have had a stand off or the alien and the astronaut have become friends or the guy randomly turned into… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Week Two.
Learning how to ride the struggle bus without making it your home and giving yourself permission to write crap.
In which I talk about my plans for this year’s NaNoWriMo, give some advice about participating in NaNoWriMo, and provide a (hopefully very exciting) visual hint about what I’m writing for this year’s NaNoWriMo.
Guys. I did it! After signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo at the last minute, against my better judgment, I met my goal of writing 30,000 words during the month of July. In fact, I surpassed the goal. By a lot. (By about 25,000 words. But who’s counting?) And though the manuscript is an unfinished, unpolished, unimpressive… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo, We Did the Damn Thing.
Because I’m insane, I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo‘s July session. This is insanity because during the month of July I’m : Leaving my stable publishing job Taking a road trip from NYC to Arkansas with my dog Attempting to not have panic attacks every day In addition to those three things, I’ll be writing… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!
The most common question I’ve gotten from friends and family when I tell them that I’m publishing a book is: Why are you using a pen name? To be completely honest, it was because in the moment I decided to do it I was being wildly ethical. I work in the book world and, though… Continue reading What’s In A Pen Name?