Today’s writing vlog is where I redeem myself. Do you get to see me exhausted? Yes! Do you get to see me actually write? Yes! My goal for NaNoWriMo this year was to write 20,000 words for my fourth novel. Did I reach my writing goal? We’ll have to wait and see!
It’s hard to write a novel. It’s even harder to write a novel in a month. NaNoWriMo is a great way to get the first draft of your novel written, but I also like to remind people that while 50,000 words is technically a novel, most traditional novels are closer to 80,000 words or more.
So much in on video! I was able to get some writing in for week two of NaNoWriMo, though I’ll admit not as much as I would have liked, but for a good reason! I’ve been very busy with the re-release of Essence. But before I get to that, let’s talk about some Black Friday sales I’ve got going on that starts today!
We’re just about at the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month. Some of you are probably starting to feel burnt out while others might have the finish line in sight. Regardless of how many words you’ve written, I have ten tips to get you write more, write faster, and to win NaNoWriMo so you can get the first draft of your novel finished! So, let’s get to writing!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the perfect time to learn how to make writing a daily habit! Habits are usually formed within 30 days and guess how many days are in November? That’s right, it’s a match made in heaven! Join me in this video as I guess little things you can do to help making writing on a daily basis easier! These tips will make it easier to write more and faster! Don’t forget to download your free printable: http://bit.ly/2F87SYG
I’m taking part in National Novel Writing Month! Though it does come with a catch. I’m not writing 50,000 words and I’m also not writing a novel. Find out the details of my work in progress as I do the NaNoWriMo WIP tag created by Bethany Atazadeh.
NaNoWriMo is a great time to get a start on writing your novel, but how do you take your rough draft you’ve written during NaNoWriMo and make into something that might be of publishable standards? In today’s blog post I’m going to talk about how you can go from first draft to a manuscript that is ready for publication!
How’s NaNoWriMo going for everyone? If you’re like most, you may be significantly behind because, let’s face it, it’s hard to write 50,000 words in one month. Today I’ve gathered some of my favorite tips to boost your writing, not only during NaNoWriMo, but any day when you need help getting some words down on paper.
You’ve got 30 days to write 50,000 words. Today is day fourteen of NaNoWriMo 2017, which means that you should be somewhere around 25,000 words if you want to be on track to hit 50,000 words by the end of the month. While hitting the mid-point of NaNoWriMo is cause for celebration, I’m here to talk about what no one wants to really admit, and that’s the fact that you’ve come down with mid-book syndrome. If you’ve been watching my videos for a while you know that mid-book syndrome if what I call when you’ve hit the middle of your book and you’re just not feeling it anymore. Sound familiar? Let’s look at the symptoms:
What’s the point of participating in National Novel Writing Month? There are a few people out there that think NaNoWriMo isn’t right for them because they think if they force themselves to write 50,000 words in one month it won’t be good, and this may be true, but this could be said for any first draft of a novel. It’s not going to come out good, but it will get you started. NaNoWriMo is a huge community of writers coming together to help motivate each other. During the month of November, you learn how to get yourself into the habit of writing every day. If at the end of the month, it’s not too good, that’s fine. You can fix that in draft two. Don’t believe me? Well, check out some of these New York Times Bestselling authors that wrote their novels during NaNoWriMo.