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Should You Try Out NaNoWriMo?

Happy NaNoWriMo, my friends! Yes, it is that time of year again where writers of all ages are buckling down and knocking out 50,000 words of a novel draft. It’s a fantastic month full of creativity, feverish writing, and passion for a new project. I love interacting with other writers and updating my status with my friends as the month goes on. There’s truly nothing better. This year, I wasn’t sure if I had the availability to take on NaNoWriMo again this year (click here for

Revisions, Revisions, Revisions: Part 1

This Sunday, I completed round one of revisions for Chasing Fae. It was a long and laborious process, and while I’m incredibly excited and proud that I made it through, I know my job is far from over. But for now, let’s talk about what round one of revisions looked like, especially for those of you who find themselves in the revision stages of a novel. Once NaNoWriMo was over, I put aside the book for about two weeks. It’s a little short of a turn around time, but that’s the

My Experience With NaNoWriMo 2018

Making the decision to take the National Novel Writing Month challenge wasn’t an easy one. Let’s look at the facts: Pros: I have an idea! I’ve been mulling over the same concept and world for nearly ten months, narrowing down the plot, finessing an outline, and building a beautiful world from the ground up. I had all of the preliminary work finished. Now it would just be about writing the story. I wasn’t involved with too much on campus yet. My afternoons were relatively open

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