NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

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Well it’s October, AKA Panic-And-Outline-Your-Novel-Month. November is just around the corner and while the rest of the world may associate November with Thanksgiving and pumpkins and the early start of the Christmas season, we writers associate it with NaNoWrioMo (The National Novel Writing Month) where we lock ourselves away, ignore the world, and stress over our respective novel projects for a month.

I’m not too panicked this year, I’m planning on re-writing the novel I wrote last year. So I at least know what I’m going to write. Still it will be a challenge trying to figure out how to fix the numerous problems in this novel. I am excited to get back to the novel, though. I really want to get it polished.

So who else is doing NaNo this year and what are you planning to write? If anyone would like to add me as a NaNoWriMo buddy my username is Lady_Of_The _Pen it’s always fun to meet new people and encourage each other during NaNo.

Best of luck to all!

~~Lady of the Pen~~

NaNoWriMo Debriefing

ImageDespite what you probably think–since I haven’t posted a blog in over a month–NaNoWriMo did not kill me, though it tried its darndest. It was tough one and didn’t give me much time to write anything else. But it was super rewarding and I’m quite happy with what I got out of it this year. I see a lot of potential for the story and am actually excited to start editing it instead of wanting hide the story, in the darkest draw I possess, in the vain hope that it will turn into a pretty, rainbow colored, epic that will become the next bestseller, on its own. (Did that sentence make sense to anyone else?…Oh well it was fun to write.) 

I did learn a lot this year and like a good parent I can see the many flaws in my story, but I love it anyway. And it does need a lot of work. I made it to 50,000 words, but I still haven’t quite finished the first draft. Once I do I will get to deal with my inconsistencies and plot holes. 

Wish me luck!

I will try to update the blog more regularly again.

Merry Christmas Season!

~~Lady of the Pen~~

Hello

Hello dear internet readers,

I know I’ve been failing at writing a couple of posts a week, to make it up I’ve been cheating and “reboging.” But I promise I have some pretty good excuses, which go beyond not knowing what to write. One, I’ve been plotting for NaNoWriMo, I even wrote up a little outline, which is huge because I tend to hate outlining. Two, SteamCon in Seattle is this weekend. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time scouring Pinterest for ideas that I can actually pull off. Which I think my efforts are going to be rewarded, this costume will be way cooler than last years. So I have been distracted from writing insightful blog posts. But I am working on my review for “Interview with the Vampire” and come November I’m sure I’ll be posting to the blog a lot, though I doubt the posts will be insightful, mostly me lamenting my struggles and celebrating my triumphs of NaNo, you very well may get sick of me, but that’s ok.

I will be in touch,

~~Lady of the Pen~~