Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Two – The Short Summary

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Two – The Short Summary The Scary Short Summary Once you have your idea, the next step to success is The Short Summary.  This is your short outline, your basic overview of the beginning, middle, and end of your story.  For some of us this is the scariest part of the process! As you write your book’s short summary, do it quickly.  Don’t spend a long time stressing over it, but […]

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step One – The Idea

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step One – The Idea It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again! One of the greatest months of the year writers can be November.  We get excited – giddy even – and start loudly proclaiming that it’s NaNoWriMo time, like it’s Christmas all month long.  Why?  Because we can set everything aside and fully concentrate on writing, hammering out that first draft at the speed of lightning.  Others give us looks like we are crazy, […]