NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 3

Good afternoon everyone? How is Nano going?

NaNo week 3 is OVER, and I am officially a Nano-Winner! 😀 Could not be happier to be ahead of the game, especially after a lacklustre week of illness. Hit 50k Monday afternoon during my final co-hosting of live sprints with the Patchwork Press team! It was tons of fun, and got me over the finish line. I’m very grateful to everyone who stuck around for the extra sprint!

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 2

Good afternoon guys! How is everyone doing?

NaNo week 2 is officially DONE! That means you should be half way through, at 25k! Is everyone caught up? Way ahead? Lagging behind? Let me know in the comment section below!

This week I knew I had some things coming up, with a friend visiting from home, and my final return to my usual home (been staying away, more on that later), so I set my word count a bit lower for this week, hoping for around 15k. So let’s see how I did!

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Week 1

Boy this year’s Nano weeks are weird. Starting on a Tuesday, ending on a Monday… what is this?!

So it’s that time of year again. NaNoWriMo time. Honestly, this is probably my favorite time of the writing year. SO many people get together to support one another. I get to meet some local writers, get a crap ton done, and it just feels great to really focus on one project. Though this year I’m not entirely focusing on one project since I have marketing to do, but I’m only writing ONE project.

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Nanoprep: Character Worksheet (2016)

Hey guys! NaNoWriMo is almost here!! Can you even believe it?

I haven’t spent as much time Nanoprepping as I probably should have this year, given I was trying desperately to finish writing the Queen of Thieves before November. Somehow I finished it over a week early (woo!), so that’s giving me some extra time to figure out everything.

For this year’s Nano project, I’ll be writing the sequel to Haven, which is pretty exciting, let me tell yah. SAVAGES is going to be a fun, although very dark YA project, which actually kind of works since QoT was really dark too and I’m already in the mindset for that!

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Top 5 NaNoprep Tips

Alright guys, it’s Nanoprep time.

Ready to get serious? Ready to get down and dirty with the nitty gritty details? I hope so!

Nanoprep is all about getting ready to commit yourself to 50k in November, which is by no means a small feat. You have to either write 1600 words a day, or choose your battles and write a LOT more than that to make it. It’s a ton of work, but it is SO worth it. So let’s go over my top 5 tips for your best Nanoprep yet!

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NaNo Prep 2016

Hey guys!

It’s that time of year again. NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! Are you participating this year? I know I am! I’ve been dying to start the sequel to Haven, so what’s a better time to start than during NaNo when I HAVE to write 50 thousand words?! Though the task is daunting, I’m up for the challenge.

So, nanoers, if you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know I have lots of posts about NaNoWriMo. Let’s start with those:

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In the Works 2016

A year ago today I wrote a post called “In the Works”. Since it’s been a year, I figured it was about dang time I wrote a new one, and let you guys know all about what mischief I’m currently getting into!

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2016

Can anyone in all honestly tell me they can believe it’s already July? Because I seriously can’t. It feels like 2016 just started and here we are, Camp NaNoWriMo just DAYS away! So I guess it’s time to talk writing, outlining and some tips on getting your butt in gear and through this NaNo month!

First of all, the fact you’re researching or clicked on this post is a FABULOUS start! It means you don’t want to go it alone, that you want help or tips on the best way to get through the next four weeks. So let me tell yah, I am HERE for you! If you have any questions about writing, hit me up anytime and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! I may even get some sprints going on Twitter, so be sure to add me! @KattyB3

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Updates & what’s in store for 2016

Good morning all!

It’s been awhile! I know I’ve been a bit quiet since NaNoWriMo ended, but that’s because there are some big things in the works!

Since NaNo was my last update, I’ll start there. I did win NaNo, finishing a little about 50k, bringing The Aldar Dominion to completion at 82k. This of course is only the first draft and is currently being worked on by myself and my AMAZING new critique partners. I’m very excited to have TAD coming along so well, and I hope to begin querying sometime in February.

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NaNoWriMo Week 4 (Final week!)

Good morning everyone, and happy December 1st!

That’s it, NaNo is officially done! Honestly I’m kind of sad to see it go! I met a lot of cool people during NaNo and had some great discussion. Not to mention NaNo was motivation central! I hope everyone made it, I certainly did (just!).

So let’s take a look at the last week of NaNo to see how things were winding down…

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