We've already gone through the first three steps of pre-writing, and now we're ready to write some actual words!
I’ve participated in Nanowrimo every year since 2006, so I’m no stranger to fast-drafting a novel. One of the great concepts Nanowrimo introduced me to is the idea of word sprints, and I’ve been able to use word sprints outside of Nanowrimo in order to fast draft novels any time of year.
that is the question... whether tis nobler in the mind to write alone and suffer an anonymous fortune, Or to share said writing against a sea of criticism
15K and climbing!
I finally did it. I finally completed the first draft of Dreamwalkers!! It's a pretty big accomplishment for me. Not only is it the first novel I've completed outside of Nanowrimo since Hitchhikers (3 years ago!) but it is also the first sequel I've ever completed. You'll find the Dreamwalkers page now under Novels instead … Continue reading a big sigh of relief!
It must be the weather. Either that, or I'm so close to finishing Hitchhikers that I'm delaying it. It's hard to end something I've worked on for so long... unlike during Nanowrimo, when I am usually so ready to finish it and put it away and not look at it for a few months. I … Continue reading the weather is too nice for writing…
A few posts ago I mentioned that I was compelled to write longhand as inspiration had dried up and there were too many distractions... but I've slid back into my old type-ster ways. It's all because of word count. The new Microsoft Word 2007 has a feature that displays the word count as you type … Continue reading word counting
I've had quite a few ideas for series. The Wolven is meant to be a trilogy, although I've rewritten the first novel three times and haven't gotten around to more than a skeletal idea of the other two books. So even though I had planned for Seven Minutes to Midnight to be a trilogy as … Continue reading sequel
It's been a while since I updated, huh? Well, I wrote another novel in November. My New Year's resolution for 2009 is to get a book published, so I've been busy sending out queries and having friends read my rough drafts and editing, as well as working more on The Blood Countess. Other than that, … Continue reading A long awaited update
Yes, two months later, I found a secret stash of discs in my desk drawer, and happily, one of them contained several drafts of The Wolven: Animal Nature, as well as a few novellas and novels I had nearly forgotten about, or thought I'd lost to the computer gods. Of course, my new computer does … Continue reading Found it!