Category Archives: Thoughts on Writing

Writing habits, Nanowrimo, and creativity-block are just some of the topics I might think about occasionally.

Fanfiction

I like fanfiction, because in its own way, it’s a little bit like literary analysis. Continue reading

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Lucy’s 5 Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo

It’s November again, and you know what that means, kids. No, not time to bust out the Christmas decorations…time to write like crazy idiots for a month! Continue reading

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Deadlines and Motivation

A few months ago I submitted the first chapter of my YA paranormal to a young writer’s contest (at 25, I just qualify). In October they’ll contact the lucky 10 individuals who get to move on to the next round, and at that point they’ll have to submit the full manuscript. So of course, this means I have to have a finished manuscript by Oct 1st! Continue reading

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Goals, Goals, Goals…

Ever since Nanowrimo, I’ve been trying to finish my manuscript. By “trying to finish,” I really mean thinking a lot about how I should be writing, but not actually doing a lot of writing. The fact that I have left a … Continue reading

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National Novel…Outlining Month?

By week two a lot of people realize they’re just not ready for Nanowrimo this year. But don’t despair! You may not be aiming for 50,000 words anymore, but you can aim for something a bit more obtainable: a really rocking outline. Continue reading

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The Week Two Blues

If this is your first year Nanoing, you may not be prepared for a little thing that happens when week two rolls around. This week is notoriously difficult, for everyone. Continue reading

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Thoughts From KidLit Con

I had a great time at the conference. I ended up doing just as much networking for RainTown as I did for Whirlabout (and even some for Ooligan), but that’s ok. It’s all part of what I do, after all. … Continue reading

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