I don't remember NaNoWriMo being so hard. How is your NaNo going so far? I'm a couple thousand words behind but it's nothing I can't catch up on. I now understand why everyone advises getting proper sleep during nano lol. I have been staying up way too late trying to get my word count in. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update #1 | 2021
Hello readers! This is our last book in progress before NaNoWriMo begins. For those of you who don't know, I have been working on a sci-fi thriller for the past year (more about that in a second), this nano I plan on writing a middle-grade fantasy that I am really excited for. I plan on … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Seven: The last Update before NaNoWriMo
Hello, hello, hello! I had covid this month so I didn't get to do many of the things I hoped to. I mostly just watched SpongBob... Let's take a look at some of the things that did happen this month. This month I finished Frankenstein which I started last month, and so far I haven't … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-up
I'm having a crisis. A mental break down or something. Nothing makes sense anymore. What is my book? What is a book? What is life? What am I doing here? I have no idea. I've re-read this project so many times, it doesn't make sense anymore. I feel like I'm in a time warp. My … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Six: Time Warp
Let me guess, you're writing a fight scene and your character seems to be able to brush off every punch without so much as an "Ouch." Hey, don't worry! We've all been there. Being a writer is hard. Especially when you characters are feeling something that you can't relate to. I was struggling just like … Continue reading 40 Things your character can do when in Pain
To celebrate finishing my first draft, I want to share a little bit about my book with you! And by a little bit, I mean the bare minimum that you probably already know. Sorry, I've had a lifetime fear of being plagiarized, but that's another story for another time. Like any good project, it needs … Continue reading Book in progress: part five — A little bit about my book & dealing with doubt
You know the writers who will finish their book with almost 200,000 words? Yeah, that's not me. Currently my novel is a novella. But, hey, I finished!!! This is the first time I've ever finished a project of this size! I started my second draft June 13. There's something so special about being able to … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Four: I think you are know what this is about
Hey there! Long time no read! I had my posting schedule for May all worked out, and then I decided the Adventures of a Nerd needed a makeover. Inside and out. So if you notice that a post or two is missing and a few things are rearranged, that would be why. I am also … Continue reading Book in Progress — Part Three: Clock’s ticking, dude.
Are you facing writers block? Going through a creative dry spell? Here are some of my favorite prompts and challenges for getting our of a slump! Parodies I love parodies! It's so easy, all you do is rewrite your favorite book or movie in a different genre. Like Treasure Planet or Pride and Prejudice and … Continue reading Writing Prompts Guaranteed to get you out of a Slump
Would you believe me if I told you I have heard writers say they enjoy writing in a white font? I know! I don't believe it either! I also heard someone say once that they believe writing in a font such as comic sans improves creativity. Well, I'm about to put those to the test. … Continue reading Can you improve your writing by switching fonts?