October 26, 2014

The leaves changing, the chill to the air and NaNoWriMo starting in less than a week, makes me wonder just how many writers take this month for what it offers. What happens if I find my plot going wonky or my characters lacking full development? Here is what I believe the month provides: a start and a finish. Will it be perfect? Heck no!! But it is a wonderful spring board to have at least the first draft down on paper. The finished product will not resemble it at all but what an accomplishment!! It is finally out of your head and on paper. Just keep writing…So your character is not perfect, or your plot needs a conflict; those are things you can fix.

Lily’s Lagniappe: If you are brave enough to try the NaNoWriMo prepare a bit ahead of time. Jot down the bare bones of the book you are going to write. Each day you can hone this list of what happens so you can stay on track. Now go forth and conquer!!


October 24, 2014

Watching the leaves turn this time of year reminds me of things I wanted and needed to get done this year. The proverbial New Year’s Resolutions… this website was on that list. It’s late October so it’s definitely time to get off the duff and get it done.

I’ve made some progress but there is still much to do. Hopefully you will see the results in a couple of weeks.

Today’s little something extra (that is the definition of lagniappe): Talk to your family members about their past. Story ideas abound in their lives. I waited too late for some of more ‘colorful’ family members; don’t let this happen to you.