Oh. My. Goodness. I think, I THINK, I've just finished the first draft of my first ever novel!!!!! On 1st May 2015 I began what I dubbed 'the three month novel', based on an idea by Stephen King that novels are best written in one go while the idea is fresh and vibrant in your … Continue reading First Draft – DONE!
Today is my final day of peaceful writing before my new semester at university begins in earnest! I'm still not at the end of my novel, but it's taking shape. I have a Prologue and have completed Part One (at least, it's done for now - it will no doubt alter substantially on the first … Continue reading Day 150 – Three Month Novel Update
Day 1 of my summer writing challenge and I am happy to report that I have surpassed my goal and written a grand total of 1,619 words. Yippee! Not every day will be so easy. Some days, it will be a struggle to find the inspiration (or the quiet moments between toddler temper tantrums and … Continue reading Day 1
How do you begin to write a novel? Do you rush straight in with a vague idea in your head, or do you spend days, weeks, months, or even years meticulously planning every moment before you ever set pen to paper (or, finger to keypad)? There isn't a "right" way to write. It depends on … Continue reading Preparing to Write
This summer, I will write a novel. If I'd set myself that goal one year ago, I would have laughed in my own face. Write an entire novel? In one summer? Are you crazy? No, but I'm confident. The story has been forming in my mind for the last few weeks, patiently unravelling. Now it's … Continue reading The Three Month Novel