• Books,  NaNoWriMo,  Reading,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    November Reads & Final NaNoWriMo Tally

    Hiya! Obviously, I didn’t get much reading done this month because of NaNoWriMo, which is totally okay, because as of this posting, I only have two books left to read for the year to meet my goal, and I’m sure I can manage that. 😀 I’m honestly surprised I got anything read this month. When I wasn’t writing or working or forcing myself to go to bed at a decent hour, I was binging Gotham on Netflix. ^_^ 57: Manga Classics: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker, Adapted by: Stacy King, Illustrated by: Virginia Nitouhei Genre: Manga, Horror Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: Yes So satisfying!! I hadn’t read this in so long,…

  • Happy Dance,  NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress

    NaNoWriMo Update!

    GUYS!! ^_^ Things are still going well! Things are actually going well! I can hardly believe it. 😀 Current word count: 33,896 I’m expecting the first draft to end up on the shorter side, maybe around 60k, but we’ll see. I have a “finished” mini outline. I say “finished” because I thought it was finished last time, and then I realized that I had three Mondays in a row, and well, that doesn’t happen in real life outside of a metaphorical sense. And also, I had to rearrange things because there was a minor change in the story, of course. I can’t wait to be in editing mode. This is…

  • Happy Dance,  NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Updated Rewriting Plans & NaNoWriMo

    NaNoWriMo is underway, so I have a nearly mid-month word count update below. 😀 I wanted to talk about rewriting again, because it’s relevant to the work-in-progress. ^_^ I woke up one day with a solution to the larger “Puppet Box” issues! Just like BOOM. Solved. 😛 Actually, I had a dream the night before that I was a werewolf, and I was all stressed because I was trying to hide it from my neighbors so they wouldn’t try to kill me, but my guide was all like, “No, you’re hiding so you don’t have to kill them.” And for some reason there was this super creepy Santa-thing in a…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    NaNoWriMo Talk

    Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? National Novel Writing Month comes with a lot of excitement and pep talks and activities, and it makes for great writing fuel, but I haven’t gotten the timing right in years. Before I get into that, though, quick writing update since it’s kind of relevant, I’m still working on the same story I was working on last time I talked about writing. The working title is still “Winter” and it just so happens to be a rewrite of the story I wrote for NaNo 2013. I’ve only done NaNo proper a handful of times. I signed up in 2011 and somehow forgot to participate.…

  • Fun,  NaNoWriMo,  Writing World

    It was a dark and stormy night…

    …Kitty had just turned off her lamp when there came a soft knock on the door downstairs. Frowning, Kitty threw the covers off and paddled down to the front door. She rose up on her tiptoes and peeked through the peep hole. Given that it was dark and stormy outside, she couldn’t see more than a human-shaped shadow on her patio. “It’s nearly midnight,” Kitty whispered to herself. Who could possibly be knocking on her door at midnight. The shadow knocked again, just as softly as the first time. What should I do, Kitty thought. If she stayed silent, the person would never know she was up. Maybe they would…