Camp is Underway

April is here, and I’ve put aside my editing and started writing again. It feels good. Much of my preexisting writing—little scenes which I’ve scribbled down over the years—won’t work anymore due to plot changes and must be rewritten from scratch. A couple can be salvaged, such as Nicholas’s acceptance of when he first became…

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The Beat Sheet

In my post about my second draft journey, I mentioned Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder. Well, I’ve decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo during April and have chosen to do something I’ve never done. Plan. Blake Snyder has a beat sheet that pretty much every big movie hit follows. He says a good screenplay…

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End and Begin

Though NaNoWriMo is a challenge to obtain a certain word count in a limited time frame, to me it was much more than that. *Cue sappy music* I won not because my fingers hit so many keys to create a set number of separated letter groups. No, I won because I forged friendships I would’ve…

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Victory

I reached 50K. I danced. I celebrated. I patted myself on the back at my great accomplishment. After that, I started thinking about what I had written thus far and realized I didn’t like a character I had chosen to throw in because I didn’t know how to get rid of her and she kept…

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