10 Lessons I Learned From NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018 has come to an end, and for only the third time in eight tries, I won! But whether I win or not, every attempt at NaNo is a learning experience. Even if the only thing I learned is that I don’t actually want to write the story I’ve started. So here are ten…

Why NaNoWriMo: 4 Reasons to Push Through This November

NaNoWriMo is less than a week away and I am excited. But I also know that there will be times during the coming month when I wonder why the hell I’m doing this absurd challenge. Some of this doubt will come from the usual over-caffeinated, sleepless panic of NaNo, but the last two Novembers have…

Learning My Writing Process: The Art of Slow Writing

In the age of NaNoWriMo, productivity hacks, self-publishing and the James Patterson model of writing, it’s easy to start thinking that the only right way to write is fast. If a draft takes you more than a month or two, clearly you’re doing it wrong. Of course, we know this wasn’t always the case. We…

10 Books to Read to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

All over the internet, PSLs, scarves, and spoopy decorations are waking up from their long, hot slumber. It’s finally Fall! Of course, in Atlanta that just means it’s eighty degrees and rainy instead of ninety degrees and sunny, but I refuse to let that dampen the spirit of my favorite season. And my favorite part…