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 … More 8 (More) Lessons I Learned from NaNoWriMo 2018

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 … More Why NaNoWriMo: 4 Reasons to Push Through This November

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 … More Learning My Writing Process: The Art of Slow Writing