I recently decided, after writing more than 160,000 words, that the series I’m working on should not be set in an alternate, slightly-future Earth, but instead in a new world entirely. I have a lot of reasons for deciding to do this absolutely masochistic thing, which I will maybe elaborate in a different blog post.
The new year’s approach always brings a slew of resolutions, and I am no exception to the rule. I would like to take some time to reflect on the things I have accomplished as a writer this year and the things I hope to accomplish next year.
Until I was nine years old, I lived with my family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When I was younger, my family pulled out all the stops for Christmas–it was some movie-worthy stuff. We had a live tree and the blanket to cover its stump and tons of kitschy homemade ornaments to put on it. We had… Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Why is it easier for me to write more consistently during NaNoWriMo than any other time of the year? This is a question I ask myself very frequently.
The weather is cold; Christmas songs suffuse the radio. We are halfway through December and NaNoWriMo is a few weeks behind us. If you’re like me, as a result of that annual November typing frenzy, you have a pretty rough first novel draft waiting for you to attack it.
Shame on me, to have let this blog–fixed up with my own custom domain name and everything–go to waste for the past few months. I would love to blame it on all the things I have been doing as a newly-minted college student, but let’s face it: if I’ve found time to write 50,000 words… Continue reading A Belated Thanksgiving