Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Don’t quit working your day job, yet

Don’t quit working your day job, yet

It’s been a while now that I have been posting this blog and working toward a lifestyle reboot, using the Internet. Within the months, I’ve learned so much about running an online venture,  content marketing, and how to be profitable in all of it. Not only that, I’ve learned a lot about myself, as well. Although I love what I do, and feel very fortunate to be where I’m at today, working online does have it’s drawbacks. Now, you may be wondering why on earth I’m writing about reasons NOT to do what I am doing. Well, I think it’s noteworthy

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What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one? I woke up with this idea: Wow…it’s Friday already????  Just kidding. I woke up thinking about my next book. And before I get off on that idea explanation, let me say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I checked my numbers and I was AMAZED at how many downloads we ended up from Disk of Death. I also wanted to say a SPECIAL thank you to those who have reviewed it. I am so grateful for you! For those who haven’t been following, we have had over 5000 downloads, and that is in ALL

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Goal at mid year-go get yours!

Goal at mid year-go get yours!

Goal-finish this year with three books published! Have you accomplished any of the goals you set back in January? I have! And today I want to talk about how I did it and how you can too. Goal-setting is seriously the best thing you can do if you want to move your writing career ahead. Here is another post about goals with my acronym BRAIN : http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1kO So, back in January, I said I wanted (goal) to get my first mystery, Disk of Death released this year. I did that. I also said I wanted to finish edits on book two. Not only

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Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

I FEEL YOU-I need a strategy Some days, I feel like I am in over my head—pushing to make my ability to write sync up with my former and present success, while still working a full-time job, creating time for exercise, and my husband and family, and spending time with other writers. For years, it has been a struggle to stop the insanity. My multi-tasking-ever-busy-lifestyle has been the reason my health took a backseat and why I have not seen some of my best friends in far too many years. I need a strategy. As I am contemplating the end of

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