Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MayNoWriMo Update: Week 2

Okay, week 2 is complete! Honestly, I can't believe I've only been doing this for two weeks. It feels like much longer...and I'm not sure that's a good thing! ;)

This first draft is definitely a new writing experience for me. I've never written a first draft of a novel without having a pretty good idea about the structure of the novel. This time around, all I have is a few plot points, so mostly I've been "pantsing" this. At times that has been challenging, but it's also exciting.

Right now, the most important thing is that I'm making progress! I hit 25k today (YAY!) and have made it to the turning point in the book. Soon I'll be ramping up toward the climax. Eek!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MayNoWriMo Update: Week 1

I've made it through my first week of MayNoWriMo!

I'm currently trying to write a first draft of a new middle grade fantasy novel and the goal is to hit approximately 40k words this month. I'm hoping to write around 10k words a week for 4 weeks and so far I've stayed on goal!

This first week was hard because 1) Mother's Day, 2) my husband's birthday, 3) writing is hard! Plus, I don't have a clear outline for this book so every time I sit down to write, I have to figure out what's supposed to be happening!

Hopefully I'll be able to keep up this progress next week. This is always a really fun and challenging month!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Calendar!

Another month, another calendar post! April is always a bit tricky because the semester is ending and there's never-ending email and meetings.

But, having said that, I think I did pretty well. With only two exceptions, I did something every day in April. I met the reading goal I set for myself and made a lot of progress revising my WIP. Soon that'll be off to beta readers and I can turn my attention to one of my favorite times of the year...


More to come on that soon! But for now, here's my April calendar:

*Very similar to NaNoWriMo except it's in May and I'm basically the only one who does it.