How I Won NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is a crazy month where hundreds of thousands of people works towards the goal of writing 50,000 words for their novels. Even though I try to make time to write every day, I love the community of writers that rise up in November to encourage one another forward towards their goal. The forums and the…

Big Plans, Small Goals

A big part of my writing process is operating with small goals. After all, a novel is usually approximately 100,000 words, countless hours of time, and several rewrites. Focusing on the end game – the finished, published manuscript – is too daunting, too far off and untouchable, especially at the beginning. But even now, as…