Author Archives: Christine

Review: Writing Blocks

For as long as I can remember since I started writing stories – especially my longer works – I have noticed I’ve had problems with keeping things going, getting stuck on certain areas (motivation for characters, new characters, etc.), and ultimately not abandoning said stories. Then, back in November as I was in the swing […]

Week Four NaNo Update

NaNoWriMo came to a close just a few days ago and I have finally been able to sit down and compile my stats from the final week. While I won as I mentioned in my last post, my story is still unfinished but I have high hopes to finish it within the next week or […]

That Magic Number: 50,000

NaNoWriMo is all about the number 50,000. 50,000 words in 30 days. But not just any 50,000 words, 50,000 words that make up a novel. 50,000 words of new fiction. Unless you’re a NaNo rebel, of course ;) At a little past 2AM this morning, I made it across the 50,000 word line and into […]

Week Three NaNo Update

Just nine more days of NaNoWriMo… I always find this time of year to be sad, NaNoWriMo is coming to a close and so is my novel. And yet, I’m excited to be taking that next step with my novel and enter the Winner’s Circle. This year is no different. Late last night/early this morning, […]

Week Two NaNo Update

The week of doom (aka Week 2) is going…. going… gone! Time for the awesomeness that is Week 3 to begin! I’m currently at over 22k words, just a little bit behind today’s quota. I’m actually kind of amazed at how close I am to today’s quota given how difficult a few days during Week […]

Tips for Word Wars

After winning both word wars (or word sprints, if you prefer) at my very first write-in, I’ve decided to write up some tips of what works for me. Since no two people are the same, some of these may not work for you, but give them a try! 1. Don’t Write This may sound counter-productive, […]

Week One NaNo Update

A whole week of NaNo-ing has already almost passed us by! With over 13k words written so far, I’m a little ahead of the game and hoping to give myself a nice little cushion before the dreaded symptoms of Week 2 set in. Not to mention my brother is visiting for the weekend and I’d […]

Time to Dust Off the Ol’ Blog…

It’s been nearly an entire year since my last update. Since then I haven’t done much writing in terms of actually finishing any new novels (although I did win NaNoWriMo 2011 by writing 50k of one!) and unfortunately there are no new short stories since then either. This past year was a very difficult one […]

Last Pre-NaNo 2011 Weekend

So with Monday being Halloween, this is the start of the last weekend before NaNoWriMo 2011. The last weekend before a mad frenzy of writing. Which means… time to make sure all writing notes are organized and all supplies are in stock. My favorite thing to do before NaNoWriMo begins is to have a playlist […]

New Short Story: Picture Day

Just posted a new short story that I just finished writing about an hour ago. Read it and let me know what you think! Picture Day Genre: Young Adult – General Fiction Completed: October 2011 It’s school picture day at a high school and everyone knows what that means – look perfect and smile.