This year's NaNo project was (is) a sci-fi, gender-bent retelling of Snow White, with flavors of Treasure Planet thrown in for good measure, complete with an evil stepmother, a wild treasure hunt, and space pirates! It's very much a zero draft and there's still a lot of story to write, but doing some minor edits … Continue reading The Stars’ Favored Son: An Excerpt
NaNo 2019: What Now?
Hello friends! Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed my fanfiction novel while I was gone. It feels like forever since I've written a regular post, and yet I also haven't had a day off from writing in weeks. I also hope you had a wonderful November! Did you participate in NaNoWriMo too? How did you … Continue reading NaNo 2019: What Now?
Prompt 350-Self Care
What is the best thing you could do for yourself right now? It’s almost poetic that this prompt caps off another set of 50 prompts. Over the course of the blog, I’ve taken a few breaks, several of them at some multiple of 50. I was always planning to take a break again for NaNo, … Continue reading Prompt 350-Self Care
NaNo 2018: Lessons Learned
Well, November is finally over. Did you spend it writing? How did you do? I hope you did better than me! I barely got to 13k. But that's 13k more than I had on October 31st. Every year I've done this has presented new challenges and this year was no exception. So here are some … Continue reading NaNo 2018: Lessons Learned
Well, we're just passed the midway point for NaNoWriMo. I am only about 23% of the way to 50k, but that's ok! I have worked on my story every day, even when that only meant writing 200 words as I was falling asleep before bed. I knew this NaNo was going to be a struggle, but I'm … Continue reading NaNo Update
A Wild Update Appears!
Oh, hello there. If you're a regular reader of this blog you might be wondering what happened to Friday's post. And Sunday's post. If you're new here, well this isn't all that new of late. Life has gotten a bit hectic in the last couple months and I've been posting more sporadically, despite trying to … Continue reading A Wild Update Appears!
Happy Monday! How was your day? I hope your week is off to a good start. The month is starting to wind down. It has been a very busy month and November is just around the corner! NaNo is looming and I am giddily avoiding eye contact with it as I lowkey panic about how … Continue reading Week 33
October Special: Habitual Ritual
In the second module of the Setting course, we read Forever Overhead by David Foster Wallace. It is a short story about a boy on his 13th birthday at a swimming pool with his family. It is written in the second person. You are the boy. You are having your 13th birthday. You have made … Continue reading October Special: Habitual Ritual
October Special: Slow Motion Moment
The second course I took was the Craft of Setting & Description. Where the Craft of Style focused on word choice for meaning and clarity, the setting course really got to the atmosphere of a scene, the feeling and visual aspects that bring stories to life. It's definitely an aspect I struggle with. I need … Continue reading October Special: Slow Motion Moment
October Special: Concrete Style Infused with Thought and Feeling
Happy Saturday! My apologies for not posting this yesterday. My routine got thrown off by working a half day and spending my afternoon/evening on other writing things and I completely forgot about this until I was falling asleep. I hope you'll forgive me! If it's any consolation, this one is going to be a little … Continue reading October Special: Concrete Style Infused with Thought and Feeling