Just wanted to pop a quick note over here that I’ve moved sites! As you know, I’ve been focusing more on making videos than blog posts over the past year, and I didn’t feel quite right about bombarding all of you who originally followed this blog for written posts with twice-weekly YouTube videos.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise to most of you, since I haven’t updated here in quite a while. But I know there are many people who visit this site still, and I don’t want to leave anyone behind!
So I’ll now be posting over on my new site, cassandrajaye.com. I’m very excited about nabbing this domain, and I’ve just gotten the basic layout set up and made my first few posts.
If you want to stay up to date, please consider following me there–I plan to post with each video I upload, sharing further insights and life updates that didn’t fit into the video itself. You can also follow me directly on YouTube, or on my non-youtube-related Tumblr.
It’s been a long time since I posted here, I know. But it’s because I’ve been making videos like crazy!
Most recently they’ve been chronicling my prep and participation in National Novel Writing Month 2015. This will be my 7th time participating, (and hopefully my 6th win!), although I haven’t participated in a couple years.
It’s been a bit rocky, to say the least. I was 10k words behind after just the first week, but I’ve since bounced back, and am on track to finish the 50k goal by next Monday–just in time to head home for Thanksgiving here in the U.S.
I’ve linked a playlist of my videos below so that you can catch up, commiserate, and hopefully get a little bit inspired. Week 3, baby!
Let me know in the comments if you are participating in NaNo & where you’re at with your word count!
Kurt Vonnegut thought there were 7 shapes that many stories follow—and that the shape of a culture’s stories can tell you a lot about the people in it.
The visually infographic from mayaeilam:
mayeilam’s graphic design site:
My top 3 pieces of advice to keep you sane as you write your novel (or any other creative work)!
Remember when we were all speculating about book 7? Good times in 2007.
Why you should just start doing the thing you want to be doing.
Anyone else feel like this is just a shaky-camera edition to the Thoughts from Places genre, or is it just me?
Alternate title: Your 5 New Faves.
These are not necessarily my top 5 favorite books of all time; rather, they’re 5 books I enjoyed that I think many other people could enjoy as well! I try to give more customized recommendations for people I know better, or whose reading preferences I get.