Tag: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2016 Recap

Posted December 6, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Amanda's words
NaNoWriMo 2016 Recap

In November, I participated in NaNoWriMo. It went great… until it didn’t. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that November was a rough month. I started off strong with 25,000 words within the first two weeks. Then everything fell apart. Ha! But I ended the month with 40,000 words, which is no small amount! […]

The most grandest of NaNoWriMo plans

Posted November 1, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Amanda's words
The most grandest of NaNoWriMo plans

In case you haven’t looked at a calendar recently, allow me to tell you the date: November 1st. To the writing community, that signals the beginning of NaNoWriMo, the month of novel writing. And given that I haven’t devoted a blog post to discussing my projects or what I’m writing on since JANUARY (ouch) (*blushes*), […]

How to Prep for NaNoWriMo Without Freaking Out

Posted October 11, 2016 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
How to Prep for NaNoWriMo Without Freaking Out

If you’ve been on the Internet lately, and are involved in the writing community, then you probably know NaNoWriMo is coming. Less than a month to go! There’s a lot of advice available, but I find that getting deep down in NaNoWriMo preparation articles only makes me feel more overwhelmed than before. If you want […]

Writing Isn’t a Once Every Few Months Activity

Posted June 5, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Writing Isn’t a Once Every Few Months Activity

I crashed and burned in April. Trying to juggle writing a story (that I didn’t know where to take) and editing my book for May publication became too much. I gave up writing, dove into editing, and didn’t resurface until the beginning of May. By then, I’d had a pretty important writing revelation. The reason […]