So You Want to Do NaNo

First of all, congrats! Your interest in doing National Novel Writing Month shows an excitement for writing and storytelling and a willingness to rise to the challenge of writing a whole book in a month!

From Prologue to Fin

Each book follows its own journey and that’s okay. As long as I still arrive at the final product, I’m pleased.

That being said, there are still a few rituals I follow for all of my stories, no matter the genre, length or series.

You Know Nothing, Gemma Snow

In the great spectrum of history and the universe, my Bachelor’s degree does not hold up to the onslaught of information, facts, figures, and theories that make up all of humanity, nature, and what we do not know.

And that’s awesome.

The Winner Takes It Null

It was a big contest too. There was pomp and circumstance and flowers and a big prize package to work with a self-publishing house.

My first instinct was ‘this is amazing.’ My second instinct was, ‘what did I just get myself into?’

Getting the Job Done

To imagine what might come next is impossible. There really was no way to predict the internet, the cell phone, or the autonomous car. But, as a writer, here’s a few inventions I wish I had at my fingertips–just to make the job a little easier. 

A Trip Back in Time

I’ve definitely considered my options on more than one occasion, and there are a few places and times that call to me time and again–the Classical Greece, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment Period.