Tag: NaNoWriMo

I Blame NaNoWriMo

So, I’m doing pretty well with my NaNo.  I could definitely “Win” if I wanted to. I’m just not sure winning is a good thing anymore.  Don’t get me wrong, NaNo got me to write almost 40,000 words as of today, but I think it came at a price. To my story. I was in a rush every day to get my stinking word count or make up for the previous day’s word count. So?  You ask.  What’s wrong with […]

Posted November 26, 2012 by Julie in Julie's Crazy Ideas, NaNoWriMo, Plotting / 0 Comments

Plotting the Series – Fictional Characters in the Beginning

Last week I wrote about plotting the standard story structure through a series, this week I’m going to illustrate how you plot the beginning of the series as well as the beginning of a standalone book. Not all people hate a cliffhanger, but I’d guess and say most people do.  I do.  I really hate getting to the end and I’m left hanging with no closure.  And I know from reading Goodreads reviews that lots of people agree with me […]

Posted November 13, 2012 by Julie in Plotting, writing / 1 Comment

NaNoWriMo – Day Three

Day Three I did 1922 words today but it seriously took me all day to get this scene down in my head before I started writing. The previous scenes were action, which rarely involves theme in my writing. But today was a slowdown scene, you know – those scenes in between the action where characters reflect and think about the bigger picture. That’s what this scene was.  I started planning it this morning around 6 AM and it took me […]

Posted November 4, 2012 by Julie in NaNoWriMo / 0 Comments

NaNoWriMo – Day Two

DAY TWO!  WOOO-HOOO. I can see that this NaNo thing will get boring really fast so I’ll spice it up tonight.  I didn’t get 2500 words today, only about 1800. But I gotta think about the next move here or else it will be boring and I’ll have to re-write it and that SUCKS.  I hate re-writing.  Such a  waste of time. Anyway, Junco’s face is all over the place, but no one has ever seen my interpretation of Selia.  […]

Posted November 3, 2012 by Julie in NaNoWriMo / 0 Comments

NaNoWriMo – Day One

So it’s November and just about every writer, ever, knows and/or is participating in National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo.  I’ve never done NaNo before, I’ve only been writing fiction since January, but since I’m trying to get book four finished I thought I’d use it to keep me motivated and give myself permission to concentrate on writing fiction only this month.  I have several non-fiction units in various stages of development to get me through with new […]

Posted November 2, 2012 by Julie in NaNoWriMo, Range Excerpts / 0 Comments