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Sharing (your writing) is Caring

I’ve finished tidying up my novel word document, and while it feels good to have everything in order and everything usable, I deleted so many words that my word count is now about 30,000 words instead of the 50,000 I wrote during NaNoWriMo. This is necessary for the story I’m writing now, and I have […]

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Recap / NaNoWriMo 2019

If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, I explain it in this post. This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a refreshing experience for me. Outside of blogging I haven’t spent large chunks of time dedicated to creative writing for a few months, other than university. Regardless of word count, the discipline of writing […]

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Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?

The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still […]

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On Being an Adult (part 2)

Being a young adult is not what I thought it would be. When I was younger, I imagined how life would be when I was older, but I never gave thought as to how I would get there. But now I am a young adult, and thinking back on the last year, it feels strange. […]

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Playlists

NaNoWriMo 2019 / Playlist

As you may know, NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I’m excited. While I don’t always listen to music when I write, there’s something fun in making a playlist of songs that suit the vibe of the story, or match a character’s emotions. Here are ten songs for the novel I’ll be writing in November. 1/ […]

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Writing

Less Than a Month / NaNoWriMo 2019

You know what’s nearly here? NaNoWriMo 2019! (If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look at this post where I explain it.) I cannot tell you how excited I am. Last year I didn’t reach 50,000 words. I was going strong, and then halfway through the month I went to Sydney and things […]

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Writing

It’s That Time Again / Camp NaNo 2019

It’s that time again… Camp NaNoWriMo! I’ve set my goal, cleared my schedule (well, it didn’t really need clearing in the first place), and am ready to write. I’m ready to finish this novel that’s really more short story. I’m ready to like what I’ve written and send it out into the world. I’m motivated. […]

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Recap / NaNoWriMo 2018

Safe to say, I did not reach 50,000 words this month. You may be thinking – Sarah, you still have three hours left of November, you can write more in this time! But let’s face it: I will not be writing anything after this blog post has been sent into the internet world. The first […]

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Writing

Day 17 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It’s been a while – all my words are being used up in a novel. We’re more than halfway through the month, and no two days have felt the same. One day I’ll write a lot and be ahead, the next three days I won’t write a thing and I’ll refuse to open the word […]

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Day 9 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It feels like I’ve been struggling through NaNoWriMo for weeks, not nine days. But, good news: I’m on target. I’m a hundred words ahead of schedule and feeling good about the words I’m putting on the page. Savoury muffins were cooked and enjoyed as a reward for writing 10,000 words (though for some reason the […]