It's Nanowrimo time again! For those of you who don't know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a time when writers from all over the world commit to writing 50,000 words during November.
My friend's daughter has a dream, and I have been thinking about how to encourage her, because dreams are precious and they are too easily lost. I ended up writing her a letter, and I'm going to share it here. I hope that it's worthwhile reading for any young person with a dream.
Today, I accomplished my goal of writing 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo! Things didn't go as planned: I'd started Camp NaNoWriMo with a fresh new outline of Mirror of Sparrows, and I envisioned myself writing a complete first draft based on that outline. What a convenient vision! About half way through, I realized that my outline had … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo
I thought it would be fun to look for inspiration from ants...it's like being a kid, all over again : ) Though there's a lot already out there on this, here are my three cents worth. Ants stay on course. Pretty much no matter what, ants find their way around obstacles, sometimes really big ones! I, … Continue reading Three bits of inspiration from ants – how about that?
As I write my book, I have to ask myself: on this writing journey, how will I know if I am successful? Is ultimate success finding an agent and getting published? There is a lot out there on how to achieve success... Winston Churchill said, "Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." Thomas … Continue reading How should I define success?