I started reading this book two days ago and I’m almost done. This book is so good and is definitely one of the best I’ve read this year. I know I normally don’t do book review things but the distance between lost and found by @kathryn_holmes is an amazing work of literature and I think you all should read it!
Never stop climbing your way through life. Never stop trying to reach your dreams. Never stop struggling and pushing and clawing until you’ve accomplished what you know you were born to do. But stop to help someone who has fallen, pull them to their feet, and help them find their way again.
I cleaned out my writing clipboard today! Only the essentials and lots of blank paper left on it. I love planning and brainstorming on a clipboard on unlined paper. I can doodle and write every which way with arrows and last minute thoughts squeezed in super tiny, and I can keep it uncluttered by tossing the notes I've transferred to my computer.
Now it is time to turn my basic, very broad outline, into something more detailed. The next 50,000 words are going to be so much fun to write!
Create your own family friendly National Novel Writing Month experience at home with your kids. Here are our top ten ways for inspiring young writers. So, dig out those pens and get creative. It's a fun activity for all ages! https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/ten-ways-to-get-writing-with-your-kids
If you have to write a novel, consider setting part of it in Havana! Because then you have an excuse. 😎 What a privilege to spend more time in such a stunning, vibrant, sensuous city. And in a country of such intelligent, resourceful, kind people. #havana#cuba#novelwriting#nofilter#researchcanbesweet
"...the truth of this caring was and is and always will be that at the time of invention, in these moments of quiet when the world we see spinning itself out in front of us calls for us to record it, we writers merely amanuenses at the foot of the oracle, the story itself--the truth of this caring is that I will always be the only one in the moment to care. You are on your own. "
Been floundering as I try to wrap up my novel. You know what I mean. Thinking "This is crap. No one will want to read this. It's not like I'll ever publish it anyway. What a mess. What a waste of time and energy." Bret Lott's words reminded me why I do this silly old thing called writing in the first place. Not for publication or glory or the hopes of someday "making it", but just because, at the end of the day, I care about these characters and what happens to them. That's it.
With time comes change...not only will I be moving by the end of this year but I have also finished a novel and am starting a new one! I don’t want to share anything about it because it is so close to my heart right now. This image is about as much of a hint as I want to give. I can’t wait to get cracking and appreciate what my last novel taught me in plotting and outlining even though it will most likely never see the light of day. #alwayslearning#novelwritingtakestime
Ok guys. Update: I’m kinda sucking at this challenge rn. I just took two days off that I didn’t plan! I was ahead before and now I’m behind 😩 BUT it’s ok! I figured this would happen sometimes. And we’ve been busy with things that matter, so I’m not upset with myself. I just... wish I had planned better. It’s ok! I’m not stopping! I have 10 days to write 20,000 words. I know I can do it! Even if you don’t meet your own expectations, DO NOT GIVE UP! Whatever you feel is the most important thing to accomplish, move towards it. Even if your timeline is off! No word count update yet... but hopefully before midnight, there will be one!
#novlitwrit day 20: final stretch update.
It doesn't feel like the final stretch to me! At 35k words, I'm not even halfway through my first draft. I'm going to be traveling for the rest of the week, but I think I'm in a good enough place that I won't fall too far behind in #nanowrimo 😁