NaNoWriMo: Update the Second

November 18, 2014

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Two weeks in and I’m past the 25k mark.  Praise the Lord!  I am still trucking right along with this idea and with this project.  I’m surprised, to be honest.  I’ve never stuck with one story this long (not counting my master’s thesis which is a series of essays).  Since I’m consumed by the story and know right where I left off from living in this world, I don’t have to go back to read and get my bearings.  This makes it MUCH easier to silence the inner editor.  I’m still fighting with thoughts of “this scene is terrible everyone’s going to hate it,” but find it easier to push through those than to push through rereading without making corrections.

There are still some days were I only write a few hundred words (life gets in the way), but there are other days where I write over 2,000.  It’s an amazing feeling to create something everyday.  To work and make and produce something good and unknown to the world.  I finally feel like I can label myself a writer.  Thank you for that, NaNoWriMo.  This is a gift I have unsuccessfully being trying to give myself for years, and in two weeks, you’ve given it.

I am starting to get a little panicked that I’m going to run out of story before I get to 50,000 words, but I’m going to start panicking about that a little later.  Closer to the end of the story and farther from 50k.  Besides, Stephanie Perkins just wrote to me with 5 tips.  So I’m good.


Friday Favorites

November 14, 2014



Check out this image I made using Diptic!


Happy chilly Friday to you!

1. Shirt and sweater from Target, floral army green pants that I wish would show up better in pictures from StitchFix and boots from ModCloth.

2. Dress from StitchFix, boots by Steve Madden.

3. Sweater from H&M, white collared shirt from Target, jeans from StitchFix and boots by Steve Madden.

4. Entire outfit from StitchFix (I got a fix this week) and boots by Steve Madden.

Here are some things that peaked my interest around the internets this week:


NaNoWriMo Update the first

November 12, 2014

The first week of NaNoWriMo is finished, and I have to say, I’m hella pleased with myself about it.  This is the most words I’ve written on one story in the history of my life.  In the past, I’ve been a short story girl.  I had no idea how novelists did it.  In fact, I […]

Friday Favorites

November 7, 2014

  Happy Friday! 1. Jean jacket from H&M, dress and necklace from StitchFix, tights from Calezdonia in Italy, boots from ModCloth. 2. Election day! No School! Sweater from Target, Why Buy Anything Else When You Could Be Buying Books? shirt from DFTBA, Levi jeans, sneakers by Superga. 3. Dress from StitchFix, polka dot maroon tights […]

The Harry Potter Project: The Deathly Hallows

November 4, 2014

  Aaaaand, finished.  Shew!  It’s been a crazy 7 weeks.  So many trips back and forth to Hogwarts.  So many magical inside jokes explained. This was the first of all 7 books that I couldn’t wait to get back to reading at night.  The tone in The Deathly Hallows was completely different than all the others. […]

Hello November

November 1, 2014

  Hello frosty mornings and crunchy leaves.  Hello month of words and clicking and coffee and more words.  Hi wool sweaters and slippers.  Hoodies and layers and snow boots.  Hi there hot mugs.  Coffee and hot chocolate and tea.  Hello running nose and chapped lips.  Hi seat warmer and electric blanket.  You’re my best friends. […]