Tag: Progress

Just a shitload of news

Wow – what a week. If you’re on the homepage of this blog, you can see the post below was an announcement for my annual open house at Simple Schooling, which is the subscription website I run for homeschoolers. Before I wrote fiction, I wrote non-fiction. A lot of non-fiction. Anyway, I have two huge promotions each year. In May I run a week long open house where I let anyone come on the website and sample ten of my […]

Productivity Check – January 2013

I was going to do a Marketing Monday this week, but I’m swamped and when I went to do it yesterday, I felt like I was rushing a subject that I really wanted to spend a lot more time on and that’s Goodreads.  It’s a major resource for authors and I don’t think that most quite know what to do with it.  I’ve used just about every feature on GR there is, I’ve run ads, had giveaways, did events. I […]

Posted January 8, 2013 by Julie in Productivity Check / 0 Comments

On Writing The End…and How it Leads to Beginnings

I wrote The End this week.  After about four months and more than 100,000 words, book four is finished. Well, sorta.  Because really, only the first draft is completed.  Normally I don’t do a lot of edits in the first draft.  I do edit – I proofread as I go to make it easier later.  But normally I DO NOT delete large chunks of text.  But that NaNo thing really screwed me up.  I deleted about half of it.  I’ll […]

Posted December 23, 2012 by Julie in shizz, writing / 2 Comments

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

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