NaNoWriMo – Conclusion

Welcome! I hope everyone is well.

It is the end of the month which today is the last day to complete NaNoWriMo. As a writer, it can be a struggle to write at any time.

I struggled with my writing this NaNoWriMo. I knew how I wanted my book to go and believed I had enough of a layout to make through my book.

In the mid-second week, I revamped my entire layout to add more to my book. Still, I struggled with this book.

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Now back to the task. Each day I wrote, I wanted to add adventure into my writing to give it more hype. To keep you the reader enticed.

No, it’s not totally where I want it to be. But that’s why it’s only a first draft. There will be a lot of edits, adding, and tweaking as the book becomes a final product.

To write 50,000 words in a month. Well, that is a great accomplishment. One, I finished on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 4:58 PM. Yes, I was doing a happy dance.

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Thank you all for supporting me as an Indie Author. Now, that NaNoWriMo is over with I will get back to writing more posts.

NaNoWriMo Update #1

Welcome. I hope everyone is doing well this week? It is a beautiful day today. The wind is blowing a cool breeze making it comfortable to be outside to enjoy the fresh air; this is one reason I love this time of year.

In case you didn’t know, the month of November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest to see if a novelist can write 50,000 in one month, which equals out to a whole 12,500 words a week. Now some may think no problem.

Let me tell you. It is far from easy. I am a panster when it comes to writing. To pull off the 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo, even I have to do some planning to have a guideline from beginning to end. Now, that is not to say it won’t differ from the plan.

So far, this year has not gone to plan. I am currently behind 5,000 words this week. I thought I had done enough planning in October. However, I am finding out this is not the case.

What does this mean?

Well, for one thing, there will be a lot of notes in my manuscript for me to do some research once I have gotten my 50,000 words down.

Giving Thanks!

I want to give a shout out to Bethany Atazadeh for her video “12 Tools for Writing a Novel in Word & Formatting 101: How To Format Your Novel For Self-Publishing” It has helped me with the formatting of my novel and how to put notes in my document, which is a lot easier than writing them down on paper then having to figure out where they go in my manuscript. Plus, the tools that are in Word to format your whole document without having to highlight everything. Talk about saving a lot of time.

As a new author, I make it a priority to learn as much as possible to better my craft. Even when I become a seasoned writer, I will continue to learn. One can never know enough, for the mind is always hungry.

Ok, I little warning I will do my best to keep up with the daily posts. However, I will not make any guarantees. I know I have missed one day already. As this month progress, I am sure there will be more.

Please, be safe as you go about your daily lives as the Corona Virus ramps up again. Remember to wear your mask (I know they can be suffocating), wash your hands frequently, and be mindful of distancing when you are away from home.

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Indie Author’s Day

Today we are celebrating Indie-Author day.

As an Indie-Author it can be hard to have a successful career especially when they are brand new. It is a lot to learn the ropes, which is hard enough then to add marketing on top of it well it can feel as if you are drowning in a bottomless pool.

So, I hope you will take some time today to support Indie-Author’s like me. Currently, I have one book published Dragon Fusion. Next, year Dragon Squad will be launched.

Each year, libraries and organizations around the world welcome local indie authors, writers, and their communties in f or a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels, and so much more.

Please, check out My Books the eBook is only $3.99, the eBook is $14.99 and you can even get a Signed-Author Copy, which makes a great Christmas Gift.

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My Writing Journey

Welcome, it has been a little over a year since I started on the journey of my blog site. I have to say thank you to all that have followed, liked, and commented. You have inspired me to continue to move forward with these posts.

Even some of you have supported me in my career as an Author. I greatly appreciate it. I have to say it has been a struggle. For anyone that thinks writing a good book is easy. I am proof to tell you it is not. It is a lot of hard work, especially when you are an Indie Author.

Why? Good question, wherein traditional publishing helps you with all the steps that need to be taken to get the book published and noticed. Yes, I mean help with some of the marketing side. As an Indie Author, if all falls on the Indie Author to do everything. If one has the money, they can outsource some of the duties. Otherwise, the Indie Author has a full plate to make their career successful.

This year has had a lot of ups and down, besides the Covid-19 virus. It was a sad time when we lost my Mother-in-Law. May she rest in peace. Plus, one of my favorite actors of all time Sean Connery. The bad reviews I got, which I am thankful for it helped me to understand what I did wrong. I have since fixed. Yes, I hope to get all the errors out with the first book, so when I move on to the second, it flows more smoothly.

Yes, this did put Book Two – Dragon Squad behind my schedule. However, I am now back on Dragon Squad, has it planned to Launch on February 28, 2021, my birthday. In support of this, I have put Dragon Fusion on sale. Dragon Squad will be up for pre-sale in a couple of weeks. I will let you know the exact date.

Some other things for you to watch for will be the Reveal of Book Two Book Cover. Also, I will be holding several virtual online book signing of Dragon Fusion Paperback. We will have prizes. All this will take place in November.

One more thing, I almost forgot to mention. When Dragon Squad goes up for Presale, anyone that buys a book before the launch day will go into a pot for a drawing to win a tremendous gift on the day of Launch. Yes, if you buy more than one, you get an entry for each one. I will reveal the prize on Launch Day.

I am excited we are going to have some fun, as you can tell. So if you don’t want to miss any of these wonders dates, please sign up for my email so you will get a notification. As some of you know, depending on how the algorithm is working will depend if you get to see these such post on a particular platform.

If you liked this post, please like and share to get the word out to all. I hope to see you soon.

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Are You Prepared For NaNoWriMo?

Oh no! There are only two weeks left to prepare for NaNoWriMo. Don’t sweat yet. It can be a challenge to write 50,000 words.

Yes, I won my first NaNoWriMo last year. Now, I remember I was so scared that I wrote all day long for two days straight. I finished the rough draft of my book. Plus, I had won NaNoWriMo.

Believe me when I say, I was so burnt out I didn’t write again until the next year. So, I don’t recommend doing it that way. Yes, I was excited to win. But, my writing suffered because I had even written a blog post.

When it comes to writing my books, I am a panster. The only real planning I do is I will think of ideas for each chapter as to how I want the story to develop.

Usually, I start with twelve chapters to do the layout: three scenes, four chapters per sense. The beginning of the story. Next is the point of no return/the suck it up deal with it process. Whether you have to learn something new or fear, you have to conquer to make it happen. Then the last stage is the climax of the story.

As I think of each idea, I put one per chapter. Then I develop the scene around that specific idea. If by chance, I make a chapter two long, then I will break it into two chapters.

Now, this may not work for you. Everyone is different. I have tried to make an extended, drawn-out plan. However, I ended up changing the story went in a totally different direction. Of course, it was a better idea. But then I thought of all the time I wasted by doing all the planning. So, I know for me, it is best to create an idea for each chapter.

Are you brave enough to take on this challenge? If so, I wish you well. The key is to decide what days you are going to write. Then, figure out how many words you need to do each of those days to reach your goal.

I hope to hear your story of how your NaNoWriMo went. Happy waiting.

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