NaNoWriMo 2015: Novel Research and Preparation

Just a short post today as I noticed I hadn't made a blog post for the entire month of September and I figured I had better fix that. Behold! As I've previously mentioned, my step-father died in March 2015, however he was born and raised in a small village named Kirkby Stephen in the United … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Novel Research and Preparation

Yearly Review: My Aim Needs Improving

On the surface, it would appear as though 2014 was not my most productive year: Goodreads Challenge Aim: Read 100 books in a year Achievement: 12 books read in 2014 Book Reviews: Aim: Read and Review all the books in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix Achievement: I managed to read and review three, … Continue reading Yearly Review: My Aim Needs Improving

NaNoWriMo Conclusions: Inspiration

My one of my biggest problems when it comes to writing, other than my ability to focus and concentrate on a task for long periods of time, is my inability to stop thinking. My brain is constantly coming up with new ideas for story ideas, and this might sound like a boon for a Writer, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Conclusions: Inspiration

NaNoWriMo: The 50,000 Word Mark

yEdit Word Count: 51, 423 words Microsoft Word and NaNoWriMo Word Count Validator: 50, 898 words Distractions: -Youtube: Yeah, this should be pretty self-evident from my Tumblr page -Tumblr: However Tumblr sort of balanced out in the end, lots of writing articles were posted up on Tumblr which were really helpful. Credits: I wanted to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The 50,000 Word Mark

NaNoWriMo Preperation: The Last Damn Minute

Yeah... You know that saying that if it wasn't for the last minute nothing would get done? Well I starting to suspect I'm the living embodiment of that expression. The NaNoWriMo Checklist: How are you feeling right now? On the Outside: On the inside: Do you have snacks? Yes, I have, I have salted nut … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Preperation: The Last Damn Minute

NaNoWriMo Preparation: At-A-Glance Outline

In less than a week, the behemoth known as NaNoWriMo shall be upon us, or just me (which is cool), unfortunately due to my massive procrastination tendencies and shift-work hours, I don't think I will be able to attend any of the NaNoWriMo meet up sessions occurring this week, and to be honest I already … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Preparation: At-A-Glance Outline

NaNoWriMo Preparation: Bookish Questions

This year, I'll be using a few choice writing books to act as a NaNoWriMo Guide System, one of these books will be Book In A Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt. Now the BIAM system is 80000 words instead of 50000 words, however as I managed to write just over 50000 for last year's NaNoWriMo, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Preparation: Bookish Questions

Writing Resources: Self-Publishing

I was supposed to post up this blog-post hours ago, but I got distracted by Pinterest, and yeah I know I should try harder to fight my procrastination impulses. However, just in case anyone is curious as to what the hell snickerdoodle cookies are (and yes those are a real thing), now you know (and … Continue reading Writing Resources: Self-Publishing

Come Together

I found this picture on Facebook through my various contacts: If you live in Victoria (Australia) please get involved, Sherryl Clark knows what she's talking about, I can't recommend her enough. However, this picture did inspire an idea. While I'm aware that NaNoWriMo will have group meet-ups scheduled, however because my lack there-of a driver's … Continue reading Come Together

Novel Research: History Repeating with NaNoWriMo I know I sound like a broken record, saying the same stuff over and over again, and posting up the same links, but I really mean it this time. I'm going to be well organised for this year's NaNoWriMo. I know what you're thinking, November is still nearly three months away, there's plenty of … Continue reading Novel Research: History Repeating with NaNoWriMo