Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end! The final week is often a chaotic rush to reach the word count goal and see your story through its final few chapters. Since I had hit the 50,000-word mark last week, anything I wrote in these final few days was a pure bonus. I honestly love when I can go past the goal and get extra words written. It means that the novel draft is that much closer to being done. This April 2021 Camp NaNoWriMo final update goes over the last week of the month-long writing challenge and shows the end result of all that writing.Read More →

The fourth week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end. With this week behind us, we are truly staring at the finish line. There are just six days left of this month-long writing challenge to write an entire novel in 30 days. At this point, writers should be closing in on the 40000-word mark. That does sound like a lot of words, and it is, but it’s entirely possible. This April 2021 Camp NaNoWriMo week 4 update goes over how this week of writing has gone. Curious about how the previous weeks have gone? Check out my week 1, week 2, and week 3Read More →

The third week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end. Not only does this week get us past the halfway point but it also starts us down the path to the finish line. By this point, many writers have a solid hold of their stories and are actively building their way towards the ending, tossing all kinds of obstacles at their characters and doing their best to create an amazing world. Or they may be huddled in the corner panicking over their lack of words. Trust me, I’ve been in both situations over the years. Luckily, this time around my progress is going quiteRead More →

This year, I decided to truly dedicate myself to writing. It’s something I want to change from a hobby to a full-time career. This is where the year of writing comes into play. Not only does this mean I am spending a significant amount of time writing, but I am also doing what I can to improve my writing. This includes reading many writing craft books and articles. Because this is a year-long project, I decided to share quarterly updates on my progress. So without further ado, here is my year of writing: update 1 covering January to March. Year of writing: update 1 JanuaryRead More →

The second week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end. Writing is a passion that I am working hard to turn into an actual career. That is why I have made this my year of writing. I’m putting more effort than normal into my writing. Part of that is participating in writing challenges, such as Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo. Writing on a deadline seems to work best for me, as it adds pressure to sit down and get the words written. Now that another week of writing has gone by it’s time for the April 2021 Camp NaNoWriMo week 2 update. Let’s see howRead More →

Did you know that April is Camp NaNoWriMo month? This bi-yearly month-long writing challenge occurs in April and July. Camp NaNoWriMo allows you to set your own word count goal. You can write as many words as you want. For this time around, I decided to stick with the classic word count of 50,000 words. Like many participants, I like to spend a month or two beforehand getting ready to write. This involves picking a story, making sure any necessary prep is done and of course getting my NaNoWriMo survival kit ready. As with many of my previous attempts, I will be documenting my weeklyRead More →

Writing has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would continuously craft stories, sharing them with anyone who would read or listen to them. As the years went by, I wrote less, mostly due to school workload, but I never lost my love of writing. My adult years haven’t seen a lot of writing. True, I participate in NaNoWriMo every year and work on this blog, and all of that technically counts as writing. However, I want to put even more focus on my writing. That is why I am making 2021 theRead More →

As the cold Northern winds blow ushering in the winter months, it’s important to make sure you have what is needed to get through this cold time of the year. Having lived in Northern Ontario for more than a dozen years, I have several winter essentials. Some items help me combat the cold when I need to leave the house, while others are simply to keep cabin fever at bay. Ensuring that I have these and other items is an important part of getting ready for winter. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one ofRead More →

With the arrival of December, writers around the world can let out a collective sigh of relief that they survived another NaNoWriMo. Whether you managed to hit that 50000 word count goal or came up shy, go ahead and give yourself a round of applause. Writing a novel in a single month is no easy task and even failures can teach you something about your writing. Now that the challenge is over it’s time to share my NaNoWriMo 2020 final update. This will cover the last three days of writing and how I felt my overall experience went. Curious about how the previous weeks went?Read More →

The fourth week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This last week truly flew by in no time and I can see the finish line of this writing challenge not far away. Though I have already hit the 50000-word mark to secure my win, that doesn’t mean that I am done writing. There is still a ton of work to do on this novel, including a major revamp of the outline, which in turn will force me to rewrite several chapters, scrap some others and add plenty of new ones. I’m up for the challenge, even though I know a lot of that workRead More →