Do you remember my NaNoWriMo diary? I tried - and failed - to write every day about my experience writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I can't believe that here we are, less than three months later. I've published Love Me, Crazy Which has garnered a flurry of excitement and positive … Continue reading Love Me, Sweetie by Laura Burton
Review of Love Me, Crazy: A very exciting adventure! I don't like girly books so I was a little worried when I started this, but I needn't have feared, as it turned out to be a really exciting adventure with lots of mystery! I had no idea what was going to happen as the story … Continue reading Why people are going crazy about “Love Me, Crazy!”
Oh my life. How did we end up in December? So, the last time I wrote on this blog it was in the throws of NaNoWriMo. I have a lot of crazy stuff going on, trying to find a quiet place to nestle down and shoot out the words on my laptop before the 30th … Continue reading Hello old friend. Time for a catch up?
Following the attack of Writer's Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It's awkward to write! And I'm trying to write while watching the TV … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind
I have written like crazy today, so this post will be brief. In between editing my book, "Love Me, Crazy," and writing my NaNo novel, I am wiped out! That's all stuffed in my "spare" time too. I am so tired I think my arms have gone numb and my head feels too heavy to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!
And so, 20 pages in. Ada meets Daniel. Finally, the story begins. At least, the story that I dreamt about a couple of weeks ago. Now, in my dreams the journey that Ada and Daniel embark on has a very clear direction, with a specific destination. However, in my NaNoWriMo 2013 novel, "Love Me, Crazy," … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 6: Sugar and Spice
Oh man. Oh man, Oh man am I craving a strawberry bon bon right now. Tonight I've managed to close the chapter on a sad twisted event in the novel and moved onto new sweeter pastures. Ada, my heroine of the story, owns a sweet shop, "Something Sweet," and she had me reminiscing about all … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 5: Something Sweet
It's the time of year that I get sick more often. Keeping with tradition, I was in bed most of the day with a fever and feeling like death. Achey, weak, dizzy and full of a sinus cold. What is the best medicine when you feel sick? Well, I did go over a list of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 4: Someone has been watching too much Grey’s Anatomy
It's not going well. Following my disastrous first two days of NaNo I have continued the trend by learning another lesson. This one you'll laugh at, probably. Lesson 2: Save your work. Sounds simple right? You'd think that any self-respected writer would know to SAVE their work before leaving their laptop for two minutes. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 3: Disaster Strikes Again!
Ok. So I have already learned a valuable lesson during this year's National November Writing Month: Choose your writing software...and stick to it. My eight year old is rather obsessed keen on Roblox. He has commandeered my laptop to play Pet Simulator, and in a bid to keep him happy during half term break, and … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 1 and 2