So many wonderful things came out of November this year! My second novel, which I loving call Hot Mess #2, is done! Well... okay the plot is complete. I'll probably spend months on rewrites and additions. Weekly write-ins that I facilitated at a local writing center are now going year-round. They're starting up again in … Continue reading Life After NaNo
The whole point of NaNoWriMo was to finish the second novel. I didn't have to start from scratch, I had a decent head start over 10,000 words, but it was still a push. I had days where I wrote a hell of a lot. I had days where I wrote zero. Today I finished. Because … Continue reading Done with NaNoWriMo
Yesterday was a bad day. Today is shaping up to be a bad day. It's not the persistent, nagging slow burn of depression or grief, it's just several bad days where things just happen that suck. My trainer quit, for example. I had some family drama to deal with. And my beloved manuscript earned its … Continue reading When crappy days derail NaNoWriMo
Let me start out by saying the "meh" doesn't have to do with the story. It's all about the number of words. In fact, I am in love with my story. I had to stop writing earlier than usual today because I needed to vote before work (go vote, people!) and as I was putting … Continue reading One Week, 8,968 words, Meh.
Most writers, being studies of the human condition, have a working knowledge of the 5 Stages of Grief. They are: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance These are not necessarily in order of chronology or importance, but there they are. They also apply to most emotional tragedy or loss beyond death, such as a bad break … Continue reading The Five Stages of NaNoWriMo
First of all- Happy Halloween! This is me. I'm Katy Perry. My current struggle is how to wear glasses to alleviate this eyestrain headache without causing another headache created by my wig smushing the glasses further into my head. My other current problems include wigs and petticoats and glitter eyeliner. Tomorrow is November 1st. I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo’s Eve
I love writing, I truly do. So why does it sometimes feel like such a chore?! While I ruminate on blaming public school (because why not?) I want to share with you a couple of tools that have helped me stay focused and/or motivated. While writing: Write or Die If you're anything like me, the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo2017: My Tools of the Trade