Hello! I met my wordcount goal today, so I’m feeling like I have the time (ha-ha) to blog. But, in fact, I do! It’s nearly summer and that means that JuNoWriMo, the June Novel Writing Month, cousin to the popular November version, is here. I’ve “done” JuNo for a few years now, but I’ve yet…Continue reading JuNoWriMo and New Adult Projects
Last weekend I completed and won my third NaNoWriMo! This year was a bit (*cough, LOT) more of a roller-coaster than I remember the last two years being. I had a few zero wordcount writing days as well as two of my highest wordcount days ever–7300 and almost 9000 words. Whew! Yeah. I’m looking forward…Continue reading Another NaNo Victory!
In both plotting and revising, one of the issues I keep coming up against is the difficulty of setting up major conflicts in my stories. Difficult, but fun. Maybe it gets easier? Gulp. Sometimes I’ll step back from writing a section and scratch my head, wondering if I’ve made a character too smart or too…Continue reading Character Brains