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#startingwrite

#startingwrite is a hashtag event on Twitter for writers. Instead of posting an answer a day, Because I have some writing to do this weekend to a deadline, I decided that instead of a general blog post this week, I’d answer all the #startingwrite questions in a blog post instead. So, here goes!

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blog 19 jan 18

“So, What’s Your Novel About?”

People often ask me what my novel is about when they know I’m writing one. I never know what to say because it’s difficult to take a whole crazy beautiful mess in my head of character-building, world-building, plotting and imagery to break it down into a nutshell. So, here is what I usually fall back on: “It’s about two teen guys who are in a secret relationship, and one of them dies texting while driving”. That is exactly where this chaotic mess that is my novel brain began, with a simple notion of a teen dying because of how dangerous texting and driving is. But a nutshell never does a story justice.

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2018: The Year of the Book

Looking at my previous blog post, it’s been a year since I was actively hands-on with my writer’s platform. 2017 proved to be a challenging year with health and other stressors that I knew would take strength and resilience to remain positive through. As far back as February 2017, I had to “unofficially” put down my tools and take a breather from my planned writing goals. I say unofficially because in stepping away from pursuing publication or higher degree education for 12 months, I actually got a hell of a lot of draft novel writing done participating in NaNoWriMo and both Camp NaNoWriMo sessions in 2017.

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