With my year of writing and milwordy challenge over, it’s time to reflect on the entire process of writing for a year. While I have spent a large chunk of my life writing, I have never focused as heavily on it as I did in 2021. This was the year I wanted to truly push my writing to a new level and challenge myself to write 1 million words. It was an insane goal, but I was willing to give it a shot. The year was filled with ups and downs, and a whole lot of words, yet in the end, I hit that loftyRead More →

Writing for an entire year is easy. Writing one million words in a year is a completely different beast. However, wanting to truly push myself to write as much as possible and see where my writing could take me in a year, that was the goal I set for myself. My year of writing would focus heavily on finishing old projects, along with exploring new ones and new ways of writing. And then there was the one million word challenge as well. As much as I love writing, this challenge was certainly a struggle. Being behind meant that I needed to tack on an additionalRead More →

The fourth week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This is the point where writers are either casually cruising toward the finish line or frantically typing for all their worth in an attempt to come close. The word count goal total for this week is 45,009. That is certainly a lot of words, however, it’s also deliciously close to the end. Soon, we writers can let out a sigh of relief and give our keyboards a well-deserved rest – at least until our characters and plot demand our attention once more. Speaking of plot, let’s move on to my NaNoWriMo 2021 week 4 update.Read More →

The third week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. By the end of this week, writers should have reached a word count of 33340 words. That is assuming that they have stayed on track the entire time. Some writers may be ahead, others behind, and then there are those who will be perfectly on track. Now that we are past the halfway point, the finish line is starting the steadily creep up. That means that the second round of writing panic may hit as well. This is also when the project is starting to look better as the chapters build up. Speaking of theRead More →

The second week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. By now, many writers have fallen into a steady flow of words, watching their beloved idea come to life before their eyes. Others may be wallowing in despair as their word count is well below where it needs to be. Whether you are ahead, behind, or right on track, it’s important to take a moment to acknowledge each and every word you have written. Those words will one day become a full draft of your novel idea. Speaking of creating a novel, it’s time to share my NaNoWriMo 2021 week 2 update, to see howRead More →

November ushers in the month-long writing challenge NaNoWriMo. It is a challenge where writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Every year I look forward to this writing challenge. It is a chance to sit and write without worrying too much about perfection. Of course, it will also help me get that much closer to reaching my goal of writing 1 million words in 2021. With the first week of writing complete, I thought it would be fun to share how it has been going. So, without further ado, here is my NaNoWriMo 2021 week 1 update. NaNoWriMo 2021 weekRead More →

Dedicating a year to writing is fairly easy. However, attempting to write one million words in that time is a much bigger challenge. This year of writing challenge is a way to push myself and my writing to the next level. The more I write, the better my writing will become. Not only that, but by writing something other than novels, which is where most of my writing focus has been, I can truly explore more aspects of writing as well. Any and all words written will inevitably improve my writing. This year of writing: update 3 which covers the writing done from July toRead More →

Writing a million words in a year sounds like a crazy challenge. In fact, it is somewhat crazy. However, what is life or writing without a bit of a challenge here and there? So, along with my dedication to a year of writing, I also wrapped in the milwordy challenge – to write 1 million words in a single year. The first three months of this challenge went quite well. When committing to as much as possible for an entire year, it’s important to track every word – which can be a challenge in itself. Now that we have gotten past the first sixth monthsRead More →

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 →