nanowrimo Photos & Videos

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Philosophy was not created by money nor for money, so don’t make it about money.

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Are you hitting your nanowrimo goals? I'm staying on track. But, I'm working on getting out of a little slump with my writing. For about a week there it felt like my word counts were taking *FOREVER* to build up. So, I made this tracker sheet for my nano project, hoping that it'll keep the inspiration flowing. ❤

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I ran out of my good sweatpants, fluffy Halloween leggings, and pajamas and have to go out. So, I had to bust out my jeans. And while I was at it, I put on a decent shirt. Then, I thought "Why not go all the way?" And then I put eye makeup on and then fixed my hair. Feeling confident which doesn't happen very often! Motivated to write with this awesome mood! ____ #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #writerslife #writer #writers #writersofig #writersofinstagram #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #romancenovel #fantasynovel #fictionwriter #writersnetwork #writersfollowwriters #writermom #writing #bookstagram

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I am now officially a day behind. The whole 1600 words or whatever. Although... today wasn't bad and I'm actually in a good mood for once. At least I hit my target for yesterday (see I'm looking on the positive side) • Day: 20 Word Count: 31,750 • • • #nanowrimo #nanowrimochallenge #wordcount #nanowrimo2018 #nationalnovelwritingmonth #writing #comfy #comfysocks #tea #caffeine #writingchallenge #50000orbust #story #books #bookstagram #icanttag #ineedsleep #novel #ilovewriting #writersofinstagram #writersofig #amwriting #ugh #amwritingya

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I didn't work on my manuscript since the last write-in on Saturday 😬 My ball just stopped rolling and I needed to get a handle on my plot and how everything is going to come together (I'm sort of pantsing this). So now I'm summarising what I've got so far and just having a good think and sleep on it. I think I'm ok if I just reach 30'000 words, that was my goal in #campnanowrimo , so I'll be at roughly 60'000 if I make it, which will do fine for my novella. Oh and I also got caught up in doing my taxes at the last minute. 🗃💸 #paperwork #taxes #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #writing #notwriting #break #reconsider #motivation #creativity #muse #letitsimmer #novella #manuscript #writer #blackbooks #fancysuit #dylanmoran

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NaNoWriMo Day 20: A "This American Life" commentary totally matched my sentence for the day. Oh, free will. Do you think we have free will? . PS - My creative energies are going to be directed to writing, so practicing my letters is a therapeutic break since it doesn't require the same type of thought. The goal is to have a page of each letter that I can use as a reference in the future. Pen: FPR's Himalaya with Ultra-flex nib Ink: Noodler's Black . #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #amwiting #writers #writing #words #letters #alphabet #script #practice #calligraphy #fountainpen #fpgeek #ink #lettering #noodlers #handwriting   #type #fountainpenrevolution #fpr #author #writer #noveling #art #draweveryday #artistsofinstagram #penandink #penandinkalliance #abc

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I’ve got a writing buddy today. 😊 #nanowrimo

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Editing away and looking for #writeadvice (can we make that a hashtag??) I have too many characters that don’t really do anything. I want to cut some, but not necessarily cut their names/presence. So if you think about Harry Potter, there is a rich tapestry of background characters that occasionally play a role in later books, often don’t. My book features two conflicting groups of people. I want both groups to feel robust - filled with people who aren’t central to the plot. What I can’t figure out is HOW to do this. Has anyone been through this? . . Also, today I am “Mr.” aka my brother. Working from his lovely house in #Texas #amediting #writersofinstagram #writing #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimo #editthatdraft #amwriting #yalit #yafantasy #fantasywipnovember

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#nanowrimoinch Tag 20: Lieblingsautor. Einfache Antwort: nein. Einfach nein. 😅 Ich bin wirklich nicht gut im benennen von Lieblings-was-auch-immer. Ich habe nicht ein Lieblingslied, sondern eine ganze Lieblingslieder-Playlist, nicht eine Lieblingsband, sondern nenne erst mal drei oder vier und dann fallen mir immer noch welche und noch welche ein. Und genauso ist es bei Autor*innen und Büchern. Wenn ich aber sagen müsste, wer mich dazu inspiriert hat, Fantasy-Bücher schreiben zu wollen (geschrieben habe ich schon immer, da brauchte es nicht viel Anstoß), müsste ich die langweiligste Standard-Antwort schlechthin geben: vor allem J.R.R. Tolkien und vielleicht noch Cornelia Funke. Die Tinten-Trilogie war eine der ersten Fantasyreihen, die mich so richtig in ihren Bann gezogen hat. Und Tolkien ist wohl selbsterklärend. Ich habe Elbisch zu lernen versucht, mir einen sehr, sehr schlechten Bogen aus einer absolut unflexiblen Holzleiste aus dem Baumarkt gebastelt und Elbenrunen reingraviert (natürlich ist das Ding zerbrochen, noch bevor es fertig war). Und ich habe den Plan gefasst, ebenfalls einen Fantasy-Roman zu schreiben. Einen ganz individuellen. Mit Elben, Menschen, Zwergen und Orks, einem Amulett der Macht und einer Gruppe von Gefährten, die jedoch um einen eigenen Mary-Sue-Charakter ergänzt wurde. Was sich Zwölfjährige eben so klau...ähmmm...ausdenken! Aber es ist daraus auch etwas Gutes entstanden: meine Liebe fürs Fantasy Schreiben blieb, ich wurde alt genug, um nicht mehr nur alles abzukupfern, und... naja, ich schreibe! 🖋 . . . . #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimochallenge #autorenleben #neuesbuch #fantasyautorin #kreativesschreiben #fantasy #roman #creativewriting #bookstagram #buchblogger #instawriting #ichschreibe #buch #autorenblog #bücher #autorenaufinstagram #urbanfantasy #fantasyroman #writersofinstagram #schreiben #writinginspiration #lesen #autorin #kreativ #amwriting #schreibcommunity

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Day 20/30 of #NaNoWriMo Only 10 more days?!

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I have 10 days left of #nanowrimo I’m🙆🏾‍♀️ not the best version of myself - I think I’ve cried more than my whole 30 experience. That was no food 🥘. - Practicing yoga but at the end I know that this is not about me it’s about the #wocmoney movement.

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Sneak peek of Chapter 6 from The Crown and the Throne!⠀ ⠀ "He's the only thing keeping me sane."⠀ ⠀ The Crown and the Throne is about a young princess set to be betrothed to a nearby prince, a childhood friend of hers. She has to navigate the court and different proposals, while accepting her place in life. She dreams big, but she's stuck in a world that dreams small. ⠀ ⠀ #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #instawrimo #start #writing #bookstagram #books #blogger #bookworm #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #bookish #writingcommunity #writingcommunityofinstagram #writer #fiction #creativewriting #writingprompt #help #sneakpeek #teaser #chaptersix #tellmewhatyouthink #instadaily #instalove #thecrownandthethrone

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Happy Tuesday friends 😊 . I recently finished my NaNo novel (a MG mystery) falling at 41k. I’m aiming to hit 50k written this month with my rewrite of Pirate Eyes. . But today I’ve been busy working on my third November project: the third draft edits of my adult fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. They’re nearly done which means she’s out with CPs next month. My biggest inspirations for this story are anything by Susanna Kearsley, Kate Morton, Kate Mosse and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. . . What have you been working on lately friends? Let me know the magic you’re making! . . #igwriters #nanowrimo #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writingcommunity #writerslife #selfpublishedauthor #indieauthors

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How are you doing wrimo-ers? Hanging in there? Losing the plot yet? (No pun intended...) It’s day 20 of #NaNoWriMo and I’m still going. Not quite where I want to be but not for lack of trying. I’m still absolutely loving being lost in this story and it really is writing itself for the most part, I’m just finding that life is getting in the way! There always seems to be so much to do and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. Even when I want to and have time to write I’m finding it hard to keep my eyes open long enough to actually do so.🙈 I’m still catching up with #wrimohero as well so this is another double prompt post but then I’m all caught up and hope to keep on top of posting daily. Day 19’s prompt was #coffeebreak - chill, what are you drinking? I have been drinking a LOT of coffee the last few days (I don’t normally drink that much of the stuff but it has felt necessary...) but right now I’m drinking some of my favourite Whittard’s mulled wine tea. Warming and tasty! Today’s prompt for Day 20 is #ordeal - which experiences impact your writing? Any and every experience can have an impact on my writing if I’m honest. From the tiniest every day moments which capture my imagination to the big important life events and memories - I find that there is a lot in the world that leaves its mark on me and that inevitably leaves a mark on my writing as well. QOTD: What experiences have influenced your writing? #writer #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #amwriting #blogger #author #write #writersofig #writing #aspiringauthor #writergram #nanowrimo2018 #nanocheckin #nanoupdate

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‪Only 10 days remaining!! #NaNoWriMo

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Day 20. I think I look crazy. Anyway, 32, 445 words. I fired my MCs best friend at the troll factory where he works, and the girl won't talk to him in real life. Now he's alone. #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #amwriting

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I’m not out but I’ve been slacking on my NaNoWriMo project. I feel so good about my progress, but then again I look at my word count and grimace. I’m at around 27,000 words, but as of now it’s all useable content that moves the story along. I may not win NaNo this year but I’m going to try my best to get at least up to 35k. *fingers-crossed* . . . . #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimo18 #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writer #writersblock #writersofig #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #writingofig #wip

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So just sat down and figured out how far behind I am. And in order to get back on track I need to write nearly 5,000 words today. Just thinking about it turns my brain to mush! I can do this! I can do this! I can do this!

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day 20 #nanowrimo2018 update: writing sci fi this year, and trying to make it creepy which is not my go-to style. i really enjoy watching unsettling slow-build sci fi movies so why not tackle that challenge? it’s fun. no idea if it’s working or not, but that’s not the point of NaNo. I’m putting words on the page every single day and it feels great. 2/3 of the way through the month and hoping to keep my discipline up through to the end. final push here we come! #zoewrites #nanowrimo #wrimo #amwriting #scifi #update #progress #wordcount

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Coffee is all I need for #nanowrimo GUYS I’m at 42k words! I’m due to finish and win NaNoWriMo by Friday! Can I just say how crazy this book is getting? I put some major plot stuff off and now that I have to write it I’m coming up with all the devious plot twists 😈 I can’t wait to read this when I finish it 😂

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Share the cheer. Spread new stories. #Blackfriday at Knew Amsterdam is more than just the perfect opportunity for holiday gifts. It’s also a chance to welcome another to the “City For Creatives.” Use Promo code “CHEER” for 40% off everything at KnewAmsterdam.com. #welcomecitizen. . . . . . . . . . #holidayshopping #amwriting #amediting #authorsofinstagram #standuplife #comedianlife #getwriting #writenow #nanowrimo #stationery #shopsmall #shoplocal #givingtuesday #holiday #xmas #christmas #cybermonday #smallbusinesssaturday #minorityowned #madeinlosangeles #newamsterdam #newamsterdamnbc

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If anyone is still battling birds, your efforts are not going unnoticed. Keep it up!

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💙💚💛🧡💜There are over 40 free #cozymystery books to download in this weekend's #freebookfriday collection. That should keep you all out of mischief for a bit!!💜🧡💛💚💙 http://www.sarahweldon.co.uk/blog/weekend-reads-for-free4371038

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Nanowrimo-Update ✒: Nach eineinhalb Wochen Pause aufgrund von Terminen, Unistress und Erkältung habe ich heute endlich wieder etwas an meinem Nano-Projekt arbeiten können. 😊 Natürlich bin ich jetzt etwas hinterher, aber ich habe noch Hoffnung, dass ich den Rückstand wieder aufholen kann. Wie läuft euer Nanowrimo bisher? 📖 . . . #herbst #nature #ignature #naturegram #munich #fall #autumn #münchen #wand #leaves #nanowrimo2018 #novel #writing #nanowrimo #amwriting #schreiben #writer #autor #books #bücher #autorenleben #writingtime #creativity #geschichten #igwrites

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#igwritersnano & #igwritersnov Challenge Day 20 #teasertuesday Excerpt from #friendzone ©️Michelle C Hillstrom ©️ Up against the wall, rebel scum,” Taylor directed her with his weapon and Mikayla obeyed. She backed into the wall and Taylor stalked after her. She was pinned into a corner with Taylor blocking her path. “So, are you having fun?” Taylor grinned down at her. Mikayla nodded and began to lower her gun. “Uh-uh-uh,” Taylor tsked. “You keep that weapon up there where I can see it.” Chagrined, Mikayla raised her gun back up in mock surrender. “I could get used to this I think,” Taylor said as he moved in closer. “Get used to what?” Mikayla asked as he moved in even closer. The distance between them becoming almost nonexistent. “You. Doing whatever I tell you to.” “Ha! Don’t get used to it,” Mikayla laughed. Taylor placed a finger on her lips. “Sh-hh.” He ran his thumb over her lips and brushed her hair behind her ear. Mikayla’s breath caught in her throat as she watched Taylor as he studied her. He licked his lips and Mikayla licked hers in turn. Taylor leaned his face in even closer to hers. She could feel his breath on her lips as she whispered. “You owe me a kiss, Mikayla.” Mikayla held her breath as she lifted her face. The distance between their lips was microscopic. She could feel the heat radiating off of his mouth and warming hers. Just one tiny movement would connect them. Mikayla closed her eyes as she felt Taylor subtly shift his weight. Then she heard the sound of the laser gun blast and her vest binged and lit up indicating that she had been hit. Mikayla opened her eyes in shock. Taylor took her face in his hand. “Whenever I kiss you, Mikayla. It’s not going to be because I won a bet.” He let go of her, turned, and ran around the corner. Mikayla finally found her breath and her voice. “Asshole!” she shouted after him just as the music turned off and the light began to slowly light the room. . . #excerpt #romanceauthor #authorlife #michellechillstrom #bookexcerpt #wip #newadult #newadultbooks #newadultromance #romancenovel #kissingscene #teaser #friendstolovers #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimoproject

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Maybe it's a #nanowrimo thing, but I've seen several posts over the past couple days regarding the "rules of writing." If you ask me, quibbling over what is "right" or "wrong" about a process or a draft is just a distraction from the real task: WRITING. . Yes, it can be useful to understand basic conventions and expectations that readers bring to a story, but the most important thing is to write in a way that works for you, and then consider how it comes across to a reader. . **Is the work doing what you want it to do?** THAT'S the alpha question. . Focus on you, your process, and your readers—not on what so-and-so says about the way something is "supposed" to happen—and your work will flourish. . . . . . #amwriting #lovewriting #words #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writinglife #writerlife #creativity #writingadvice #writemotivation #quotes #qotd #writersblock #writingconsultant #writingcoach #writercommunity #authorsofinstagram @nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #novelwritingadvice #nanowrimoadvice #novelwriter

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This is "The Naughtiest Girl in the School" by Enid Blyton - my 1973 hardback edition has beautiful illustrations, which I painted over in watercolor when I was about 8. I did not treat my books well - I turned this one in to a flip-book animation by drawing a picture in the corner of every page. Blyton is famous for her magical tales but my favorites were always these school stories about girls my age in what I considered to be otherworldly settings. Some of my first writing efforts were about girls at boarding school or otherwise in peril, so I would say this book made me want to write. . . . #nanothatwrimo #nanowrimo #wrimos #writersofinstagram #nanocommunity #nanowrimo2018 #familydrama #bookcharacters #enidblyton #bookstagram

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Wednesday’s note to self — We are our own harshest critic. If we compare ourselves to everyone else...we’ll drown. Compare today to yesterday, because your doing great, even if you can’t see it.

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Covering some serious ground today. Doing things in 10-minute word sprints and seeing my productivity skyrocket! I went from being 2/3 behind to a little less than 1/2 of the way behind. Will I make it? I don’t know; at this point, I’m just happy to have found a system that works with my busy schedule (more or less since I’m doing more than I normally would on a full school week.) We’ll see how this method pans out once school starts back up after Thanksgiving. 😬🤞🏼 #authorsofinstagram #writing #update #nanowrimo #fantasy #author #writer #progress #catchingup #goals

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I need a damn intervention here 😂😂 Trying to finish up my #nanowrimo project by Thanksgiving and my workspace looks like a dumpster fire #hotmess #inthezone

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Creativity takes courage. -Henri Matisse

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Today I rewrote several pages from yesterday. Read them. Rewrote them again. Realised this wasn't helping me with the word count. Rewrote them once again anyway. . I think I will actually really enjoy rewriting this book once NaNoWriMo is over. . I have seen a lot of people quote Terry Pratchett though NaNo (and if you've read my book the Golemancer, you'll know his wit appeals to me from my style of writing), but the quote a lot of people have posted is "The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." Even though my first book did go through some editing, I think I only really get the quote now... . . . #righwrites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2018 #wordcount #goals #wordgoals #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #fantasyauthor #fantasybooks #fantasywriter #writingcommunity #writinglife #indieauthor #indieauthorsofinstagram #storyteller #quote #quotes #terrypratchett

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It's November, must be time to write in random cafes! I'm not actually doing @NaNoWrimo this year but nostalgic for the rush of writing a story. Especially with a lot of crazy creative types to inspire me. #nanowrimo #cafewriting #writingapaper

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Hello! Long time no see, guys!🌟 ... Just decorating the tree. Oh and sorry for the typo... 😅 ... I like to drink anything while writing. I don't have a routine yet on what I eat, drink, and do for my writing. But I would like to get one so I can be sure to get my word count in everyday! 🍷☕🍵🍸🍹🍷🥤🥛

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#NaNoWriMo2018 Day 20:⁣ ⁣ #NovLitWrit ➡️ NaNo update: ⁣ ⁣ I'm at 22,008 words, I need 2,545 per day to finish by the 30th 😅 ⁣ #NaNothatWriMo ➡️ Book that made you want to write:⁣ ⁣ As a teen, I was drawn heavily into the One Last Wish series Lurlene McDaniel. Something about human relationships & conditions really speaks to me.⁣ ⁣ #Wrimohero ➡️ Ordeal - Experiences that impact your writing:⁣ ⁣ I am a first generation immigrant & have a rare personality type. An estimated 2% of the population are INFP's. ⁣ ⁣ #IGWritersNaNo & #IGWritersNov ➡️ #teasertuesday ⁣ ⁣ Aimi's (my female protagonist's) five-year-old son will tell her something that will irrevocably change her views & impact her next decisions.⁣ ⁣ ❔ How are you handling the Tuesday hustle? 😀⁣ ⁣ 📸 @ccsbeautyroom #psychedelicrobot series photo 29 of 30 #Dallas #immersiveart #multimediaart #popart #psychedelicart ⁣ ⁣ #IGWriter contests with:⁣ @pagewitch @bookishlybelle @mood.child.ellazara @writerdaniellemichael @blogherosix @tyffany.h @becky_moynihan @the_slp_reads @quillmistress ⁣ ⁣ @novelplottingandpeonies @lauralarockwrites ⁣ ⁣ @emi1y_morgan @theopenbookshelf @beardbetweeenthelines ⁣ ⁣ @normalchey ⁣ ⁣ #NaNoWriMo #instawrimo w/ @nanowrimo #ipreview @preview.app

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Excerpt from chapter one. My book begins with a somber and stressful introduction with my two main characters. The reader steps into nineteen-year-old Drystan’s final evening with his dragon, Soren. The small clip I took from the chapter begins their last flight. Feedback is welcomed 🤗 ©️M.Wednesday #teasertuesday #pleaseandthankyou #authorsofinstagram #nanowrimo #writersofinstagram #writerofig #writerslife #writewritewrite #authorgram #amwriting #ilovewriting #writingislife #ilovereading #bookworm #yafantasy #reading #yaauthor #novel #novelwriting #amediting #books #bookstagram #amwritingfantasy #fantasyauthor #authorcommunity #authorlife #authoress #fantasyauthor #amwritingfiction #amwritingfantasy #bibliophile #copyright2018 ©️

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