Monday, December 19, 2011

excuse my dropping off the face of the earth

Hopefully you all read my main blog and know that I haven't died. With nanowrimo 2011 to write for and the school midterms to study for, I've been all caught up in life with no time for extra blog posts. However, I am happy to announce my return to Writer for Life as I am now on christmas break.

Would you like a recap of what writing I've been doing while I was gone? I'm sure you do.

1) NaNoWriMo. Yes, I took up the challenge again. I'm sure you all know how much I love nanowrimo and it's staff. They are all simply amazing. Nanowrimo is what got me hooked on writing, which leaves me wondering what I did without it -- writing, that is. Nanowrimo this year was a great deal harder than I had expected. Being a high schooler (high-fives to fellow freshmen) I have loads more work this year than in 2010. I was swamped, stressed, and on the verge of hopelessness all through November. Lets just say it was not a happy experience. I somehow pulled through, though, and finished with 50,012 words. I'm glad I kept going. Giving up would have been awful because I am not a quitter.

2) Books. I haven't finished a book since this summer, I haven't read a whole chapter in over a month. I was definitely one the big reader. I was slowly swept away from words published and resting on the cream pages and taken to the world of writing my own stories. I miss those pages, though. With it being Christmas break and all, I've finally found the time to read. It has been wonderful. I am currently reading Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan [book number two of the Heros of Olympus series]. I'm on chapter six and loving it. It's good to be back, wonderful, big, lovely books.

3) New Design. I figured this blog need it considering the old one was please-burn-out-my-eyes-green. I'm pretty much in love with this one. Thoughts?

4) Current project: 6 book series. The Warrior/Courtney Gail was set on hold for November. I am so happy to be back to it again. The series has gone from four books to six with one plot change. I am so excited about this project.

Let me know if you have any requests for post topics.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thoughts on Writing.

Maggie Blake:
My experience with Maggie Blake is an odd one. I wrote the story just short of one month to be a year ago. I deemed it completed in early, early July. It is not a novel and it is not entirely good. Part of me wants to make it better; part of me wants to rewrite it again and make improvements. Part of me wants to make it a novel again. Part of me wants to get it published. The other part has completely given up on it. And honestly? I'm split. I don't know which way to go. I have these moments when my journey with Maggie is looked back on and I wholeheartedly want to complete it. Then I look to my series project which I've put so much time and effort into and somehow, going to work in Maggie Blake again would make me feel as if I was abandoning it. A decision needs to be made and I don't know if I'm ready to say goodbye or pick it back up again. And I don't want to choose.

For those of you who don't know; NaNoWriMo is a challenge which starts on november 1st. It is a challenge where you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Maggie Blake started out with this challenge and so did my love for writing. This year, I decided to set aside my series project for the month of November (but I'll be thinking about it and writing ideas down day and night) and write the story of an eight year old girl. It will be real life fiction (as Maggie Blake was), and it will be immensely fun to write. Will you be joining me this november? If you are; I advise you check out my blog from last year NaNoWriMo Bloggers and join. I'd love to have you. (p.s. not ready for 50,000 words? Try YWP NaNoWriMo)

Writing Tips:
For those of you working on a story/book/novel or doing NaNoWriMo: I just posted a very in depth post on writing tips on my main blog. Check it out. Also, I advise you watch the video in the post. I just in the process of coming out of that phase and will really help you if you are a beginner or in the same place as me.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This is me right now. at 11 pm. after 1.5 hours of dance. after about two hours of writing. after one month of six-page-first-novel-plot-writing. 

basically; this is me writing too much.

i am a dork.

and i am now going to read chapter two of harry potter, because reading the series once wasn't enough.