How is it December already?! (365K Club, week 48)

It’s that time of the week (or should I say month, at this point – how is it already December?!) again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… November 19, Day 324: 1,722 words November 20, Day 325: 900 words November 21, Day 326: 970 words November 22, Day 327: 420 words November 23, Day 328: 420 words November 24, Day 329: 785 words November Continue Reading...

Halfway through #NaNoWriMo: 365K Club, week 46

I haven't done a 365K Club update in a while, and it’s that time of the week again, so let's do this for the month of November thus far! Numbers, please… November 1, Day 306: 1,777 words November 2, Day 307: 765 words November 3, Day 308: 2,435 words November 4, Day 309: 888 words TOTAL, WEEK 44: 8,390 words November 5, Day 310: 1,176 words November 6, Day 311: 810 Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Jonathan LaPoma on Screenwriting

Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Jonathan LaPoma, author of Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story, and winner of 101 screenwriting awards. He spoke about his screenwriting process, as well as giving the audience tips for punching up the drama in a script, and creating great dialogue. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from Continue Reading...

#NaNoPrep: 1 Week Left!

There's just ONE WEEK LEFT to plan this year's NaNoWriMo novel! Are you ready? If the answer is "HELL NO!" and you're freaking out at this point, here are three simple things you can do to prep for November 1. 3 – Make a list I recently bought a copy of the official NaNoWriMo writer's workbook, Ready, Set, Novel!, which recommends writing a "love list." This is, quite simply, a list of all Continue Reading...

5K Walk/Run/Write: 365K Club, week 42

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… October 8, Day 282: 775 words October 9, Day 283: 1,120 words October 10, Day 284: 850 words October 11, Day 285: 790 words October 12, Day 286: 795 words October 13, Day 287: 1,031 words October 14, Day 288: 770 words Total for Week 41 = 6,131 words October 15, Day Continue Reading...