My Camp NaNoWriMo Toolkit

It’s the last week of March, which means the first session of Camp NaNoWriMo 2019 is only days away. If you’re not familiar with Camp NaNo, it’s essentially the classic November challenge’s younger, wilder sibling. Camp runs for two sessions every year, in April and July, and is billed as “a virtual writing retreat, designed…

NaNoWriMo Now What? Diving Into Revisions

I have a confession to make: I am terrible at revisions. Okay, maybe not terrible so much as I’ve never really done them. I was the student who wrote her final paper the day before it was due, did a quick read-through to make sure there weren’t any egregious errors and called it a day.…

8 (More) Lessons I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo is chock full of lessons to be learned. About yourself, your writing and your process. Here are eight more things I learned from participating in NaNoWriMo 2018: Writing is its own reward. One of the tips you often hear thrown around during NaNo is to reward yourself for every milestone. Whether it’s a small…

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…

10 (More) Preptober Resources

October is well underway now and fall is starting to make its first lazy appearance here in Georgia with gray, overcast days setting a good writerly #mood. And while the rest of the internet is getting spooky and basic with PSLs and horror movies, I’m getting good and ready for NaNoWrimo. I’ve already listed the…

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…