K.M. Weiland's new book launched today: Dreamlander
It's a great read for fantasy lovers, I've reviewed the book on Goodreads and Amazon.
Just 99c, check it out!:
December's here and NaNoWriMo is over. Long live NaNoWriMo.
In my pre-NaNo post I listed 8 things to give up to get those 50k words. I didn't go completely without. I did stay away from television for the first few weeks and haven't watched very much since then. My fav' shows at the moment are Castle, Bones, Justified and The Walking Dead (okay the last one is a love/hate relationship). I did give up a lot of social media time. I was almost non-existent on Twitter and Google+ and I only wrote one blog post.
My days revolved around the word counts. All I could focus on was the 50k prize. And I did it. I finished the first draft of Undead Kev and have almost finished Warracknabeal Kids. Now it's over, I've taken a couple of days to shake the daze from my tired mind and it's time to get on with things. Here's a list of my plans for December. Did you take part in NaNoWriMo? How do you plan on recovering from the crazy?
- 3 pages - before NaNo my routine included writing three pages longhand first thing in the morning. These pages can be garble or clear story ideas. It doesn't matter. You can use the words to plot or just to dump all thoughts crowding your mind and blocking your creativity. I gave up my 3 pages during November, but I find it a refreshing way to start my writerly day.
- Meditation - visualisation techniques and guided audio recordings help me to clear my mind and plan my words. It's just 5-10 minutes out of my day but really sparks the creativity.
- Short Stories - novel writing has exhausted me over November. I'm taking a little break and concentrating on short stories for a while.
- Blog - I can't wait to get around and visit blogs again. I'm gonna be a blog-reading machine!
- Reading - I decided to try some books off the high school reading list. Finally got around to reading Catcher in the Rye and now I'm working my way through some Steinbeck classics.
- Educating - Learning grammar rules via Grammar Girl, workbooks and my good friend Denise Covey (a grammar guru).