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#WIP Wednesday: Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

I’ve decided I’m definitely participating in NaNoWriMo next month, so the rest of this month will be spend preparing.

I’m going to start writing the A God’s Deception series, so I’m planning the entire series first. So far I’ve got all of the main characters worked out, and I’m plotting events at the moment. They’re all out of order, so it’s going to be fun trying to put them in some kind of order, but once I do that, I’ll have a good idea of how many books the series will be.

They’re all out of order, so it’s going to be fun trying to put them in some kind of order, but once I do that, I’ll have a good idea of how many books the series will be. I’m estimating between 4 and 6 at the moment, but depending on how things go it could be more.

So it’s safe to say that Shadow Stalker and my other serial are on hold for the time being… at least until December. I need a break from it though to get my creative juices flowing again. Then maybe I can get over that hurdle and finish it.

While I’m writing for NaNoWriMo next month, I’ll be posting occasional snippets on Twitter and Facebook using #AGodsDeception, so save the hashtag and check it out beginning November 1st. I’ll post at least once a day as I’m writing. Also keep an eye out here for my Saturday Sneak Peeks where I’ll share some of what I’m writing.

It’s going to be a crazy, exciting month. I hope you’ll join me!

 

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#WIP Wednesday: BeemGee Has Saved Me

BeemGee is a new browser-based app that helps authors plan their stories. I decided to give it a try when I got an email about a competition where you get a 30-day premium trial and you are given 10 tasks over the 30 days to work towards a finished outline for a novel.

It was the best thing I could have done.

I’ve been feeling discouraged because I’m stuck on Episode 21 of my Shadow Stalker serial at the moment. The ending has changed a bit, so I’m having to tie a few things together before I can move on and because of my brain fog, I just can’t seem to do it.

Having a more structured way of planning the stories with my brain the way it is at the moment is helping me focus. So I’m getting tons of planning done on A God’s Deception. The best part is it really fits my style of planning where the story is planned around the characters. So it’s working well for me, so hopefully by the end of this month, I’ll have a finished outline. I might even participate in NaNoWriMo this year since I’ll have the outline ready.

I’m going to use the same method to plan the first (and subsequent) seasons of my new serial as well.

Due to feedback from my newsletter subscribers, I’m going to write each series entirely before publishing the individual novels. I’m still trying to determine the best amount of time in between each novel, so I’ve put together a survey for my subscribers. If you want to have a say, subscribe today!

 

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#YouTube Tuesday: Writing Mood Music

I saw some others doing this feature on their blogs, so I decided to give it a go since I’m a bit of a YouTube addict! I love watching everything from music videos to gaming videos, so it’ll be fun to start sharing some of my favorites with you.

For my first video, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite writing mood music. I listen to this and similar music when I’m writing, not only to keep me in the mood, but to inspire me as well. It always seems to match what I’m writing at the time, so it works out great!

Enjoy!

 

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