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.
I’ve been in my new post-college job, in my new home for about a month and a half.
I’ve just recently begun to reestablish my regular writing practice. It’s definitely hard to balance with a full-time job, but I’m trying to ease myself into it, forgive myself when I’m too tired to focus on a story, and just keep my development as a writer in mind.
Did I mention I now have a Kindle? I’m certainly not Amazon’s biggest fan (or a fan at all), but it was a gift from The Boyfriend and I’ll be totally honest: I read more now that I have it. Mainly because my home library is on Overdrive, allowing me to check out and download ebooks from home and borrow them for a few weeks at a time. But as you can see, I still made room in my car for the majority of my books when I moved.
My two favorite books I read this summer were Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Anyone else read a book (or three?) that were amazing?