Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting

As you may have understood by now, I’m not good at making my life easier. I already had a crowded schedule with my job, this blog, my ongoing projects and the job as a translator. You may think that this would have been enough. But I can’t let an opportunity for writing more slip away. … Continue reading Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting

What I learnt from failing

Did you noticed? It’s May already. Which means that Camp NaNoWriMo is over. This time I can’t brag about winning because I didn’t reach my goal of 60000 words but I can sound wise by telling you some of the things I learnt from this experience (some I already knew but it's good to have a … Continue reading What I learnt from failing

Let’s do it again!

Hallo readers! How are you? I’ve been quite silent lately, because it has been a very hectic period and my free time has been devoted mainly to my fiction writing. Talking about fiction writing... today is a big day because Camp NaNoWriMo begins! What’s that? Camp NaNoWriMo is a rib of NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel … Continue reading Let’s do it again!

Publicly set goals help a lot

It’s official, NaNoWriMo is over and I reached the fatefull 50k words, so I am a… As usual NaNoWriMo has been a fundamental push through the first draft of my novel, however the story isn’t finished yet and I am excited that there’s still a lot of work to do. It may seem self-celebratory, but … Continue reading Publicly set goals help a lot

How to identify a NaNoWriMo participant in 5 steps

The madness is about to start again. Are you ready? For the next 30 days, writers from all over the world are going to retreat in their writing caves and wear out their fingers in order to type 50000 words of fiction. It’s time for NaNoWriMo. There are a lot of writers that can’t wait … Continue reading How to identify a NaNoWriMo participant in 5 steps

Word count anxiety – Writing nightmare #4

Do you remember last November, when all I could talk about was NaNoWriMo? Well, after that first experience, I have been crazy enough to enter Camp NaNoWriMo in July. It works more or less the same way, the main difference is that you can set your own goal so that you are not bound to … Continue reading Word count anxiety – Writing nightmare #4

Editing – Writing nightmare (?) #3

Now that the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel is finished, I am approaching the great world of editing for the first time, so I though "why not write a blog post about it?". I am far from being experienced about it, that's why I searched for a definition first. This is what I found … Continue reading Editing – Writing nightmare (?) #3

NaNoWriMo is over but…

Brace yourself, I am going to pester you with my last post about NaNoWriMo. Are you happy? I bet you are. National Novel Writing Month, the challenge writers all over the world launch in with the purpose of writing 50000 words in a month, is going to officially end tomorrow, but I reached the goal … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is over but…

NaNoWriMo website: a double-edged sword

I promise, once NaNoWriMo is done I will write about something else. Now, you'll have to stand another post about this subject. I observed, in the past two weeks of NaNo, that the related website does a great job in encouraging and involve writers. I particularly appreciate the Pep Talks from published authors, that are … Continue reading NaNoWriMo website: a double-edged sword

What NaNoWriMo is teaching me

Yesterday wasn't a good day for writing, because I had plenty to do and little time to sit down and think about my character's next move. Despite the fact that I'm behind schedule, I'm quite positive about the result. Actually reaching the goal of 50k words it's important for me, because I challenged myself to … Continue reading What NaNoWriMo is teaching me

Choosing titles – Writing nightmare #2

I wrote about choosing names for characters  a few posts ago, now I'm writing about choosing titles. Well... I'm just a little better at that than at deciding names, but not much better. Probably you are thinking "what kind of titles are we talking about?". Novel's titles? Chapter's titles? Section's titles? If you can't think of … Continue reading Choosing titles – Writing nightmare #2

NaNoWriMo starts in 3, 2, 1…

GOOOO! Here we are! NaNoWriMo starts today and I am exicted, scared, anxious, happy, eager. Quite a mix of different emotions! I am exicted, happy and eager because the story I decided to write for my first NaNoWriMo is something that has been turning in my head for a long time and I can't wait … Continue reading NaNoWriMo starts in 3, 2, 1…

Time to check NaNoWriMo supplies

Ten days. Ten days and NaNoWriMo will start! Are you ready? I am! Indeed I can't wait to begin. My fingers are impatient and I struggle to keep them otherwise occupied because I want to do this properly and begin writing only on November the 1th. In order to keep my fingers and my mind … Continue reading Time to check NaNoWriMo supplies

What makes you fill content at the end of the day?

For me it’s about being busy. When I have a lot of different things to do and I manage to get through a lot of them I feel satisfied. It doesn’t matter if some of the things I have to do are trivial, such as doing the housekeeping or cooking dinner, the point is achieve … Continue reading What makes you fill content at the end of the day?

Choosing name for characters – Writing nightmare #1

The more you love them the more difficult is to name them. Characters. I don't know about you, but for me finding names for my characters is a nightmare. If the story I'm writing is set in the real world it's easier, because I can draw inspiration from people I know, from real names I … Continue reading Choosing name for characters – Writing nightmare #1