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NaNoWriMo Week 5 – The End

It’s the end! After five long weeks, thirty long days, we’ve finally reached the end of NaNoWriMo. And guess what? Even if you reached your word count goal or not, you can still consider yourself a winner because, no matter how many words you wrote down, you wrote down something. You made some progress, and that alone is worth being […]

NaNoWriMo Week 4 – Nearly At The Finish Line

We’re in week four of NaNoWriMo, and that finish line is creeping closer as we speak. But… Will we make it? Here are some tips and tricks to survive the fourth week of NaNoWriMo. If you’re ahead, keep going If you’re ahead of your targeted word count, congratulations! Now, keep going. No dilly-dallying, no focusing on other stuff, keep on […]

NaNoWriMo Week 3 – What If You’re Stuck?

It’s NaNoWriMo Week 3 and chances are high that you’re either still going strong, typing up those words, adding those subplots and racing toward the end… or you’re stuck. Utterly and completely stuck. Well, no worries, I’m here to help. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve used myself every time I felt like I got stuck in a […]

NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Tips and Tricks

It’s NaNoWriMo! As usually, I’m participating in this event. I’ve been participating for the last five years and although I didn’t always win, I usually do. This year will be extra tough, though, since I’m also starting a new job in November. So, finishing that novel in one month will be extremely difficult, but I like a challenge, so I’m […]

It’s November already?

October really flew by. I miss October. It’s one of my favorite months, with summer making room for autumn, the leaves changing color, wind picking up, Halloween just around the corner. We’re not that big on Halloween here in Europe, but heck, I’ll take any excuse to watch a good horror movie. The truth is, October passed by so fast […]

Monday Musings #26

Each Monday, I recap the writing-related events of the last week and talk about them on my blog. Awesome giveaway time! Because I got to host a day during my publisher’s “circus week”, I set up a giveaway for the event. Everyone can participate! Giveaway is international, and winner will receive a signed copy of Valentina and the Haunted Mansion, […]

Monday Musings #25

Each Monday, I recap the writing-related events of the last week and talk about them on my blog. RELEASE DAY. Today is the release for three of my books. A picture book, Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch, and two chapter books, House of Horrors and Fright Train. Find out more about the releases here. I’m so thrilled! Drowning in Fear. […]

Monday Musings #24

Each Monday, I recap the writing-related events of the last week and talk about them on my blog. NaNoWriMo. Not only did I win NaNoWriMo, I also reached my goal of finishing the first draft of my NaNoWriMo manuscript. The manuscript ended up at 72636 words. In December, I’ll edit it chapter by chapter. Release Day. Today is the release […]

Monthly Goals December 2013

Each month, I write down my writing-related goals and track my progress. Here are the goals I had for last month. Goals I reached are marked through. Participate in NaNoWriMo and win. My goal is to finish the first draft of a YA manuscript, of about 65-75k words, so more than the intended NaNoWriMo word count of 50k. Write paper […]