Hey Epic Geeks,
I originally typed “Epic Goods” but you’re not property. Oops.
It’s officially Prep-tober and those of you who have no idea what that is, I’ll tell you. Prep-tober is the month to prep for NaNoWriMo. Guess what? I also have some NaNo resources on my site now! You can find them here.
What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month. Last year, I did a giveaway and this year I’m doing a tag. Sorry.
Am I doing NaNo?
Simple answer, yes. Complicated answer, I don’t know what I’m doing. Currently, I’m working on finishing up my novel before November. Once finished, I’m left with two options. One, edit my novel. Two, write book two. I’m currently still unsure which I’m doing for NaNoWriMo.
Following are the questions with my answer and at the end, I’ll give you the blank questions!
How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?
I’m a NaNo Newbie. I have wanted to do it many times but I’ve technically only attempted it once and that was last year.
How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?
Even though I have only attempted it once, I have known about it for at least 10 years. That sounds really weird to say. However, at that time, my sister was an avid blogger and she did BlogWriMo, aka posting every day in November. This introduced me to that world and here we are today.
What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNoWriMo?
Oh my. I need to go see what I called it …
Oh. It was just named Emily … Because that’s a memorable name. *eye roll*
Give us a one-sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.
Lesbian beauty and the beast take down the patriarchy in a dystopian world. LOL
That does not sound as interesting as I’d hoped.
What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
“Done is better than perfect” – Sarah Werner
Though I’ve been told this same advice many times, I didn’t believe it until I heard it phrased this way. In the Write Now podcast, Sarah Werner said, “done is better than perfect”. You can apply this to most things in life. Don’t waste your time perfecting everything when you can come back to it later.
This line really pushed me to try not to edit while writing.
Go listen to the Write Now podcast with Sarah Werner.
Did you ever take a year off from NaNoWriMo? Why?
I mean, last year I failed miserably. The year before, I failed even worse because I didn’t try. Soooo, technically, no?
What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
The dangerous world of Pinterest is one of my biggest inspirations. I love making inspo boards all about my project or character. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole a lot and have to pull myself back on track.
Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.
The first line (in the prologue) of my current project is …
“Magic has always been a part of our world.”
Why do you love writing?
I love being able to share a new world with myself or others. Reading has always been important to me so to go hand in hand with that, I love writing and creating as well.
I just want to give a shout out to two of my best friends and biggest inspiration; Hannah and Leah.
Hannah is a great editor over at Between The Lines Editorial
Leah is an author of an urban fantasy series and many unnamed works. (Leah, let me know what links you want shared <3)
Thank you for reading
Go check out Hannah and Leah. They’re both such a charm to be around and work with.
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year?
I challenge you to do this tag, even if you just answer in the comments below.
My NaNoWriMo username is Epicfied. Feel free to add me as your writing buddy!
In the meantime, keep calm and stay epic,
- How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?
- How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?
- What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNoWriMo?
- Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.
- What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
- Did you ever take a year off from NaNoWriMo? Why?
- What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
- Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.
- Why do you love writing?