You know when you start off with a great goal in mind and life gets enough in the way to completely distract you? It occurred to me that this may have happened at the start of January when I spent the evening after long days of work playing the Sims 4 instead of completing part one of my first novel. I think the distraction really dawned on me when I got a glitch where my very exhausted, decaffeinated sim tried drinking earl grey tea while a cat was stuck to her wrist. Someth
NaNoWriMo is over! Did you win the challenge? Did you get close? No matter what, give yourself a round of applause! You challenged yourself and committed as much as you were able. Be proud! Here's the next step, and no, don't cringe in fear--I promise it will be ok. Now, however, it is time to edit your NaNo project. We began the month with the strict principle of locking our inner editor in a closet and gagging them to silence their incessant nagging for the sake of quantity
Yep. I did it. I completed my very first manuscript. My goodness did I feel braindead when it finally happened! The accomplishment, however, was the biggest boost of all. I can now say, I've written my first manuscript. Have I completed the manuscript though? Well, that's a whole other story. Currently, I'm off to the exciting next stage of venturing from manuscript to book...having a developmental editor read it. I know. Fun. "Editing is always the worst" is what I've been g
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