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Monday, December 29, 2014

Getting Back Into Writing

Thanks to National Novel Writing Month, I have gotten back into writing.  I believe a loss of motivation happens to everyone but this loss of motivation has been an issue for me for years.  National Novel Writing Month does help me to come up with a schedule for writing activities and a deadline.  Without a deadline, I tend to write very slowly or not at all.  The latter part is far more worse than the former part.

After winning National Novel Writing Month twice, I realize that all I need to do is just write something or anything.  To do so, gets my mind going.  As I continue writing a story, the plot, characters, and other things come together.  This is good as I tend to have a bunch of what ifs stuck in my head if I do not bother to continue typing my story for a few days to a few weeks.  Such feelings are annoying and easily gotten rid of through writing.

My only negative effect from winning National Novel Writing Month is that I tend to think about the numbers of words in my story vs the quality of my story.  Since I am editing my drafts, I am cutting out a ton of words that I have spent minutes to hours thinking of typing.  From now on, I will only think of numbers when it comes to National Novel Writing Month.  Any other month of the year, I will be thinking of the quality of my story instead.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Posting Bi-Weekly

I will be posting on this blog every two weeks now.  National Novel Writing Month was a weekly thing.  I can not think of something interesting to write about every week hence the biweekly updates.  I hope everyone understands.  There will be posts about my stories soon.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

National Novel Writing Month 2014 Rewards

Hello everyone,
As with winning a lot of competitions, there are a lot of benefits.  One of the many reasons I love winning National Novel Writing Month is that I get to a lot of discounts and chances to try new things.  One of those new things in Scrivener.  The picture above is Scrivener on my screen and I am currently looking at the tutorial.

I am liking the idea of Scrivener being a tool for writing first drafts.  This software might put an end to me buying a ton of notebooks to put my research into.  I have already made a huge switch to spending a majority of my time writing in Pages.  I won't be writing in my notebooks as much as I used to.

I also brought Aeon Timeline but I have not done anything with it yet.  All I know is that it is compatible with Scrivener.

The other rewards that I am interested in are what I used for getting a hardcover of my book last year.  I will go with Lulu again and try out  CreateSpace for getting hard copies of my stories.

For those who also participated in Nanowrimo, please be aware of the expiration dates  for each offer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I Won Nanowrimo 2014


Hello.  It has been a while since I posted anything on this website.  Just like last year, I participated in National Novel Writing Month.  This year was a little different as I wrote a script for a visual novel that I plan to make in a few years.  For anyone who does not know what a visual novel is, a visual novel is a visual representation of a novel.  The reader or player can click through the story and sometimes select choices in order to advance or alternate the story.

I will reveal more of this visual novel as soon as I get to rewriting the drafts.  For right now, I will be focusing on the story that I wrote for last year's National Novel Writing Month. 

I used the voice recognition option on my iPhone known as Siri and the Pages app on the same device.  I do not believe that I would be able to write 50,000 words in a month through just typing the story alone.  I would like to thank everyone who followed my tweets on my twitter account and were awesome enough to ask me about my story.  
Last year's National Novel Writing Month winner needs to be published sometime next year.