Why I Can’t Write a Novel in a Month

I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo for a few years now. Some years the timing just isn’t good and other years I just never hit my word count goal. I’ve always gone with the theory that any words written is better than no words written. In fact, I started writing my third novel, She’s Not Here, for National Novel Writing Month 2015. However, I’ve never officially won. This year I was a NaNoWriMo Rebel and made my goal to write 20,000 words, which I did! However, I’ve never actually won. So I’ve come to terms with the fact that I just can’t write a novel in a month. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!

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NaNoWriMo Writing Vlog – Did I Win???

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!

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How to Write the Ending to Your NaNoWriMo Novel!

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.

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10 Tips to Win NaNoWriMo

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!

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NaNoWriMo Writing Vlog – Adventures in Arizona

NaNoWriMo week 1 was a little less than successful. I expected that I wouldn’t get many words in because I was traveling for a work conference, but I didn’t realize just how few words I would be able to fit in. If you get anything out of this vlog, I hope that you see it’s okay to fall behind in writing, don’t stress about it and of course, go on adventures whenever you get the chance.

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How to Make Writing a Daily Habit – Tips for NaNoWriMo

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

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What am I Writing for NaNoWriMo? – NaNoWriMo WIP Tag

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.

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LOVE/HATE WRITING TAG & #AuthorTubeWriteIn News

Stay tuned for the Love/Hate Tag! But first, we have some things to announce about the #AuthorTubeWriteIn. As many of your know, I team up with Natalia Leigh and Brooke Passmore once a month to do live write ins on our YouTube channels. For the month of October we’re going to have a special Halloween edition and we’ll be dressing up and we hope you do too! Take a selfie of you in your costume on share it on social media using #AuthorTubeWriteIn.

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How to Write More Every Day

In order to eventually write a novel, you’ve got to just sit down and write. The key to finishing a writing project is writing every day, or as mush as you can. In today’s video I’m talking about how you can get into the zone of writing with some simple tips and tricks. Check it out and be sure to share!

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What’s Stopping You From Finishing Your Novel?

We all have the dream of writing a novel, so why is it so few accomplish the goal? The reason is simple: writing a book is hard! It takes time, talent and dedication. Today I’m talking about the five things that could be stopping you from finishing your novel and showing you what to do to work around those roadblocks.

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