NaNoWriMo 2020: Failure

NaNoWriMo 2020: Failure

Oh, man. I know people are saying don’t be so hard on yourself this year and I’m not. But I didn’t reach 50k words, so, that is technically a failure. However, I’m not mad at myself or disappointed or anything.

I was so determined to finish Alice Fantasia but when it came down to it…I just didn’t care enough.

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NaNoWriMo 2020: In Progress!

NaNoWriMo 2020: In Progress!

Ah, so I actually reached my second post about Nano. For a moment, I wasn’t sure I would.

The problem I’ve been having is that I’m just writing? Like, I don’t mean I’m spending all my time writing. Though, certainly a fair chunk of my days. But I mean I’ve still got no outline or plan. I have some ideas I’d like to see happen later on but nothing solid. So even if I was someone who could write out of order, I wouldn’t be able to do.

I’m just getting on my laptop, checking what I last wrote. And once Write or Die is open I just type and see what happens.

It’s a lot of fun but it’s also not something I’ve done so regularly in such a long while which is such a shame. I mean, I haven’t even really been rping so my brain is just kind of flaking out at times and I’m having some days where I’m not writing as much. But it’s okay. I’m on target. As I write this I’ve got just under 20k written. Which is a lot. I’ll have written a good bit more by the time this post goes up though, or at least I hope so, ha!

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NaNoWriMo 2020: Prep and Beginnings!

NaNoWriMo 2020: Prep and Beginnings!

Hello, Nanowrimo is here again and this time I’m going to succeed and try to blog it too!

Last year I declared I was going to do it then failed. I was busy on my coding course, even took the 1st off as I knew I’d do nothing on the 2nd with it being my birthday. And then I went back into the office and flopped.

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A Writing Declaration: Irish Faery Tale Edition

A Writing Declaration: Irish Faery Tale Edition

I’m pretty sure I’ve written one of these before.

It might have been on my old blog though. But it was a declaration to my intent to finish my first novel: Dreams of Fire.

I finished it a few years ago with the help of Nanowrimo and I’ve recently started to query it properly.

But that means that I want to be writing something else and I do have two other projects I can work on. But there’s one that owns my heart just a little bit more.

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Just Keep Writing – My Nanowrimo Declaration

Just Keep Writing – My Nanowrimo Declaration

Nanowrimo is just around the corner and I’m going to get my butt into gear and win it!

You might know that I started a novel – YA Irish fairy tale retelling – earlier this year but it quickly fizzled out. I still love the idea but I don’t have the inspiration. So for a few months this has been an excuse for my lazy self not to write much of anything other than the odd short fanfic.

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The Magic of World-Building on World Anvil

Or is that the hell of world-building…

Either works.

Have a map my friend drew as it looks on World Anvil (click the image to get to her art page!)

Hello! Rosina here and I’m finally back to blogging. I’ve had to take some time to figure out what I actually want to do with this blog. And part of that was to focus a little more on writing and helping others with theirs as well as my own.

So to start us off I’ve decided to share a website I’ve found which is really helpful when you need to build a world. And also helpful for you for storing your notes so you can find them as you need them. This is one you might have heard of. I’ve seen talk of it on Tumblr but mostly through roleplayers. Which is also what I’ve been using it for but I thought why not make sure authors definitely know about it?

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Screaming, Crying and the Odd Burst of Inspiration: On Writing my Novel

Why is it that the moment you need to write about something you did, your brain just dies? I don’t know what number draft this is for this entry but it’s not a low number.

Which probably says a lot when you consider I’m talking about my writing…

I swear I’m better with the creative stuff!!!

The main problem for me is: what is there to say?

I could go on about my process, or my world or my characters. I could tell you how long it took me – longer than it should have due to long breaks – or what inspired it.

But you’re not interested in that and it won’t help anyone. It’ll just be an exercise in talking about myself. Which I’m not great at anyway.

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