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...

YARRRR! 365K Club, week 40

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… October 1, Day 275: 1,603 words October 2, Day 276: 852 words October 3, Day 277: 1,994 words October 4, Day 278: 775 words October 5, Day 279: 815 words October 6, Day 280: 1,336 words October 7, Day 281: 845 words That’s a grand total of 8,220 words for the week, Continue Reading...

Top 10 #NaNoWriMo Prep Tips

As you may already know, I am a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) enthusiast. So when October rolls around, that means it's prime Prep Season, and I start to get a little giddy. Additionally, since I am a confirmed NaNoWriMo Rebel (aka Cheater), this also means it's the time of year when I start pondering which of my WIPs I will bring into the wonderful world of NaNoWriMo, scrubbing and Continue Reading...

September 365K Club check-in: Weeks 38 + 39

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… September 17, Day 261: 729 words September 18, Day 262: 760 words September 19, Day 263: 780 words September 20, Day 264: 860 words September 21, Day 265: 900 words September 22, Day 266: 800 words September 23, Day 267: 755 words Week 38 Totals = 5,584 for the week, Continue Reading...

Talk Like A Pirate and win some booty! #giveaway

Whether you belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, hate Real Ultimate Power, or just love rum and booty, today is a high holy day: It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day! [caption id="attachment_10632" align="aligncenter" width="550"] "Once word leaks out that a pirate has gone soft, people begin to disobey you, and then it's nothing but work, work, work all the Continue Reading...