NaNoWriMo is coming up…..

NaNoWriMo is almost upon us, the countdown is on! Frankly I have very little faith in myself, but I’m planning to begin my attempt with a short story I wrote for class. So that’s something! I’ve been following the tags on Tumblr and oh my god some people are legends. The caliber of planning, the calenders… it’s all true dedication.

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It’s a draft! The whole idea is just to churn the words out. Writing 50,000 words is an accomplishment irrespective of the quality. I’ve figured if I can at least get the words out the potentials are limitless from there. You have a tangible something to focus on once the words are out. Even if it’s all jumble and incoherent, it’s something for you and for your eyes, for your journey as a writer.

I have no idea how I’m even going to cope. 1667 words isn’t that big a quota to fill each day but my consistency with anything is a bit flaky.  In saying that, I’m sure there will be plenty of this….

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But if I actually make it, I’m hoping it’ll end like this…

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Who else has plans to give it a go? Or have you given it a go before? Do you advice for other budding writers out there? I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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Flash Fiction #1 – Seventeen

As part of my classes we’re set weekly writing tasks to strengthen our style. So I figured, why not aim to churn out some pieces on my blog too! I’ll endeavor to post piece of flash fiction (300-400 words) a week on here. This piece is a segment of my response to the writing prompt posted on August 1. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading

This caught my eye…

I came across this little beauty this week and it really caught my eye. Partly because it’s advice from one of my favourite authors, so of course anything he says is gold. But because it really set me back a notch and helped me to relax about my own writing.

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

– Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

When I write these days Continue reading