NaNoWriMo 2015: Update #2

It’s cold in the sun room where I write. I also find it difficult to turn off my brain at night while thinking of my story- I’m not getting much sleep.

author Ashley Crookham writes in sunroom

One morning I thought, my hands are cold. I should go warm them up in the microwave.

Luckily it’s not possible to microwave just yours hands. My fingers are still functioning.

Back to NaNoWriMo I go.

Love, Ashley (Crookham)

 

 

 

 

NaNoWriPro tip: Use your computer’s photo booth to practice the feelings of your characters so you can describe their facial expressions. This would work with a mirror too, if you’re willing to leave your chair.

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Update #1

Author Ashley Crookham coffee stationI am officially in my second week of NaNoWriMo. There are four weeks in November, so that means I am over 25% done with the endeavor. My word count is a little behind. Still, I’m feeling positive and looking forward to seeing what my first draft contains. There is no time for editing while I’m cranking out 1,667 words a day.

Every morning I wake up three hours before work and make coffee. And write. After work, I turn off my office laptop, open my personal one, and write some more.

The nice thing about writing this way is there is no pressure to write well. My goal is just to flesh out the outline. It’s a totally new experience and I bet a natural part of most “real” authors’ processes.

Love, Ashley (Crookham)

Gender Chasm Blurb

NaNoWriMo 2015 begins tomorrow. I will be busy writing 1,666 words a day, so I thought I’d give you my first novel’s blurb to think about in the meantime:

Ashley Flanders two chicks“In a small nation, Women and Men have decided they are better off ruling themselves.

Freida grew up in a village of love and fairness. When her brother is captured Freida’s loyalty is tested. On her quest through the divided nation she sees what the future may hold if neither side is able to save itself.

Until then, there is a GENDER CHASM.”

Love, Ashley (Crookham)

NaNoWriMo 2015

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Keep Calm and Write On
Keep Calm and Write On

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NaNoWriMo is a movement for writers to set a goal to write 50,000 words in the 30-day month of November. An online community of thousands of others doing the same offers support in the process.

I will be attempting my first NaNoWriMo this year. Wish me luck, and add me as a buddy if you are participating.