It’s November 4th, and I should be at 6667 words today if I want to be on schedule. Of course, I never am. Just a quick look at the stats for my previous Nano’s will tell you that. That doesn’t mean I’m too far behind though. I got off to a slow start, and only… Read More Nanowrimo Progress Update #1
With one week to go until all hell breaks loose, it’s time for some last-minute Nano prep. Still running around like a headless chicken, trying to figure out how the hell you’re going to survive the next five weeks? Fear not. I’ve set up a checklist to help even the worst procrastinators among us to… Read More Last Minute Nano Prep
It’s that time of year again. October. For many the month of pumpkin spiced lattes, scary movies, and a rush to find out what you’re wearing at this years Halloween party. For me, it’s the countdown to November, to Nanowrimo. To he one month of the year where nothing matters but hitting those 50,000 words!… Read More Here We Go Again
With November closing in fast, I find myself once more thinking about my writing goals. The goal for November is obvious, write 50,000 words in 30 days. What I’ll be writing is still up in the air, but I’ve narrowed it down to two possible projects. I’ll either be working on Remnants, hopefully finishing it… Read More Planning ahead
As a writer, one of the most important things I’ve done is learn to set writing goals for myself. Though, sometimes I have been struggling to reach those goals. More often than not, it’s because they weren’t SMART goals. Mostly I think I lost myself on the -A. SMART goal setting is something I think… Read More Setting a SMART writing goal
When you first starting thinking about worldbuilding for your story, it can be almost impossible to figure out where to begin. There is so much you need to figure out, a simple google search will tell you that much after all, but where do you begin? I’m one of those strange people who wrote the… Read More Worldbuilding: Where to begin?
Five days ago I received feedback for The Afterlife Occurrence from my two beta readers. One a friend, who had read the book before and therefore knew what she was getting into, the other a complete stranger. I’ve blogged about this before, so I won’t go into the rollercoaster of emotions I was on in… Read More Ready. Set. Edit!
Right now the current version of The Afterlife Occurrence is being read by two different test readers. One of them is a good friends, Cadi Calder, who’s read the previous version of this, as well as heard me talk about the story for years. The other is a complete stranger. I’m not quite sure which… Read More Test readers, and why I fear them
One of the things I’m always on the lookout for is inspiration for my worldbuilding. It can be anything from a word, sentence, newspaper article, or pictures. Todays inspiration comes in the form of the latter; pictures I took while hiking today in the Norwegian mountains. The area we’re currently in has given me so… Read More Worldbuilding inspiration
To go along with my chosen pseudonym (because sadly Ark is not a common Norwegian first name – though it is a fairly rare surname), I’ve created a brand new blog, Facebook page (that is still a bit of a work in progress I suppose), and Twitter account. So this is the intro post, where… Read More A brand new blog