I am all fired up today because I had an email reminding me that Camp NaNoWriMo has started and that I have signed up to write 10,000 words this month! It was just the pep talk I needed and I am going to get cracking on my word count tonight. Have never done this before but I really hope I can make it work for me. If you’re taking part, why not leave me a message and let me know?
It’s not been a very good writing week this week. I have become mired in internet sites advising me about all the things I need to beware of with self-publishing and as a result, have had no time left to write. I’ve realised that I’m getting ahead of myself and need to concentrate on my story now and spend less time worrying about what I’ll do when I’ve finished it. It is hard to keep focussed though, especially when I’m nearing the end of my story but getting comments on the beginning 🙁 Anyway, hey ho, maybe I’ll get some writing done today.
Last night, I discovered this website for authors via Joanne Phillips’ blog. I have uploaded the first few chapters of my novel and have already received a useful review. I would recommend it to other writers. Here are the links:
You Write On
Well today, I finally decided that it was about time to start this blog about my journey from would be writer to published author. I started my new romance novel in April this year and have now written just over 70,000 words. I have been writing almost every day since I started but as I near the end of the story, I am finding it hard to finish. It’s partly to do with how I’m actually going to bring the story to a close but I think it’s also me procrastinating a little. I know that when I do finish, I will have to get down to the even harder process of editing and ultimately, working out how to actually self-publish. Since joining Twitter, I have been bookmarking all the useful websites other people have recommended and I will have to make time to read all this information at some point! But not today…. I’d love to hear from any other aspiring authors and bloggers out there.