Finishing NaNoWriMo (and what I learned from it)

This past Saturday, I finished the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s rough — as a first draft often is — and there are some holes I need to fill in, but overall, I’m thrilled with how it turned out, and proud to say I cranked out a first draft in under a month. …

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Just Add Water

November is a rough month. Daylight savings takes away an hour of sunlight in the evening so it’s pitch black by 5:30 p.m. It’s cold, it’s wet, and all you want to do is curl up and sleep. If you’re in university, you’re gearing up for final exams, papers, and group projects. If you’re like …

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Join Me For NaNoWriMo 2018

I think I mentioned in a previous post that, because I have no regard for my sanity, I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo this November.   What is it? For those of you who don’t know: NaNoWriMo is, essentially, a mad dash to get 50,000 words of something written in November. Now, I’m not someone who …

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Prioritize Your Life: Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

I’m having my quarter life crisis. After spending the summer writing a novel, I’m now thrown back into the world of work and school (I’ve signed up for a course on mindfulness - more on that another time), and subsequently thinking about what I want to do when I grow up (hah). I’m feeling torn …

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Novel Writing Tips: Writing the First Draft of Your Novel

As of last Tuesday, the first draft of my novel is complete - finished, wrapped up, doneskies. I’m absolutely intoxicated from the high of “wow, I just wrote my first novel.” Even more exciting: I spent just 22 days writing it - for some reason, I decided to do a solo NaNoWriMo in July, and …

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