National Novel Writing Month: 50,000 Words and Beyond
NaNoWriMo / November 30, 2016

I have some very exciting news to share! I have officially passed the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month with one extra day to spare, no less! I can hardly believe it. The writing process has been exhilarating, frustrating, and deeply meaningful. Most importantly, the novel is not anywhere near finished. My fantasy novel looks like it will probably require somewhere in the ballpark of 80,000-90,000 words as I envision it now, not to mention the editing process to follow. I really hope that it will turn out to be entertaining and skillfully written enough to publish. For now, I am just looking forward to the process of writing the rest of it and the personal satisfaction of completing my best possible work. In other news, you can expect a new book review very soon, possibly tomorrow. After that, I will be writing my Pocket Full of Tinder review as I near the end of my advance review copy. Jill Archer is really outdoing herself with this one. To see my Pocket Full of Tinder preview, simply click here. I hope the rest of you have been successful in your personal NaNoWriMo goals. Keep writing! Word Count: 50,044

National Novel Writing Month: Ever Onward
NaNoWriMo / November 18, 2016

Hello, everyone! I hope that the rest of you are having a productive, although admittedly cray, NaNoWriMo like I am. Right now, I am over halfway through the intimidating 50,000 word goal. I still need to make my 1,667 words for today, but I plan on getting back to writing as soon as I am done with making this post. This is the first time that I have really committed to NaNoWriMo and the results are really amazing. That is not to say that the book that I am writing is a masterpiece. What I am finding, though, is that writing in itself is an accomplishment. I always read that the most important part of writing is simply to sit down and force yourself to write. From what I can see, that strategy is the way to go. There have been many times in the process where I did not see where the story was going, only to have the answer suddenly jump out at me organically through the writing process. As I mentioned before, I will be light on the story details since those details could easily change and because I do not want to give anything away yet. Suffice to say that…

National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo / November 5, 2016

Hey, guys! I wanted to update everyone on my participation in National Novel Writing Month. I did write a novel once before, a few years ago. When it was completed I felt that I had learned a great deal but probably had not written the next great novel. I am taking another try at novel writing this month and, if you have never heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) then please visit the website here. I am not signed up officially on the website, but rest assured that I am typing away! The particular novel I am working on is a work of fantasy literature, although it does initially take place in the “real” world. I will be rather brief on the details here because anything could change at this point in the process. The goal for the month is 50,000 words, although if I am to actually have a rough copy finished then I imagine I will need to go above and beyond that goal. I did start about three days late, so I am playing catch-up at the moment. If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, please leave a comment and let me know what you are working on…