Writing Struggles #5

The End

One year, one month, twenty days, and 314 (handwritten) pages.  Continue reading “Writing Struggles #5”


Writing Struggles #4


Throughout this writing series I have talked about goal setting the most. More specifically, I’ve talked about when I’d want to my first draft done by. I wrote every moment I could and worried about it and stressed over it, but in the end I was only able to get through 3/4 of the draft done. Continue reading “Writing Struggles #4”

Writing Struggles #2

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.

~Franz Kafka

Since my last writing update in December, Writing Struggles #1, I’ve done quite well. Then I was still trying to write my 2016 NaNo Story I dubbed, The Great Apocalypse, and now I’ve been writing something else.

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Writing Struggles 2016: The Countess #1


Lately, I’ve been doing better at the “writing every day” thing. As I laid out in my last writing update, “NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up“, I’ve changed a few things to my writing lifestyle and habits.  Continue reading “Writing Struggles 2016: The Countess #1”

NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up

Replace cleaning with keeping up with the word count and this is perfect.

NaNo Year One was a challenge and its difficulties more apparent only because the task was new. Year One, nor any year following has rivaled in hardships and pressures when compared to NaNo 2016, my fourth year participating in the NaNoWriMo 30Days, 50K Writing Challenge, and no year has taught me more.  Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up”

Taking On The “My 500 Words” Challenge

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“Write every day” they say. “At least write a page a day” they say. This will get you in the habit of never missing a day and it will improve your writing. I do think these things are true, but I also have never quite put them into practice. Self-discipline isn’t my strong suit. I don’t know about you guys, but ever since NaNoWriMo 2015 I’ve been in a little bit of a writing slump… I tell myself I took the hiatus on purpose, but I didn’t really want to and yet somehow managed to not work on my novel since November. Continue reading “Taking On The “My 500 Words” Challenge”