One of the librarians I worked with during my book tour recently got in touch and asked if I had any resources for young writers. She runs a Young Author club through King Country Library System up in Washington, and has many ambitious writers gearing up for NaNoWriMo this year. At first I panicked, because… Continue reading Wonky, Quirky, Writing Resources for NaNoWriMo
I have to say, this week has been the worst I’ve had since I got mono last year. I’ve just been straight up sick and uncomfortable. Consequently I’m running a little bit behind on everything…including the blog post I’ve been meaning to write (no spoilers) about my latest book obsession: Mechanica. I first heard about… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Mechanica
Editing is going slow, I’m not going to lie. It’s hard to move, it’s hard to end relationships, and none of what I’ve gone through in the past few weeks is conducive to a peaceful, imaginative, motivated, creative headspace. I feel like editing wouldn’t be so hard if I were editing to CUT things out… Continue reading The More I Write, The Harder It Gets
It’s interesting to see at what stages different people lose steam during NaNoWriMo. Sooner or later, that initial burst of enthusiasm and coinciding energy runs out and you’re left to finish the project on the dregs of inspiration and a (hopefully) heaping stash of will power and deep-seated motivation. Looking at my Writing Buddies list,… Continue reading Plot-Bunny People
True to my extremovert self, I hosted the most wonderful/stressful murder mystery party last weekend. I’d been working on this plot for months, and after 11,000 words of character descriptions and plot point instructions, it finally all came together. A dozen different old friends showed up on my doorstep pretending to be MY imaginary people.… Continue reading A Murder Mystery Party!