Last month was NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, which has gone global and although I tried my best to keep up with my diary, I’m afraid my decorating did suffer a bit from my daily novel writing goal.
Fortunately it was all not in vain, because I did succeed in writing 50,000 words by November 27.
Although my initial goal to write an entire story from start to finish did not turn out exactly how I planned it. Continue reading
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales
We have two different coupons for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday for you.
This friday, November 24, we are having a sale on all the Ready to ship items in the shop. Use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” for 20% off any Ready to ship Lady Falcon Traveler.
To continue the fun for Cyber Monday, November 27, we have a 10% off coupon for all orders, “CYBERMONDAY“. Continue reading
Day 19 of the NaNoWriMo challenge and it looks like I’m going to get there, hopefully a little ahead of time even. You can find me as MoniqueVMB on the NaNoWriMo site.
I changed the name of the novel once already and I’m still not completely sure about it, but I figure it’s just a working title and it’ll probably change again once I’m done. Especially since I now found that the story is not going to be finished in 50,000 words.
So far I did an outline and wrote the first 10 or so chapters. Expanded the rest of the outline, figured out who the characters are going to be and generally dug myself in deeper and deeper. To a point where I now find myself drawing maps and thinking about place names for the world.
One thing I learned from this exercise so far, is that writing begets writing… Once you start you automatically wind up going deeper and deeper into the story. Building layer upon layer. It’s so much fun to see how one sentence can turn into this elaborate piece. It reminds me of painting, which, at least to me, works on this same principle.
At the end of October I set up my B6 with 3 notebooks, 1 Nano Insert, 1 courses and classes insert and one 100+ page writing insert. Continue reading
Last month I didn’t feel like overly decorating my diary much. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing a lot of painting, like the below mermaid.
Whatever it is, it left my monthly pages rather bare compared to my usual doodles and stuff. Continue reading
Now that we finally caught up with all our orders and new ones going out the door on schedule, YAY, I decided I would this year have time to participate in NaNoWriMo. Obviously that meant I needed a new notebook. The perfect excuse to finally make the B6 size I’ve been wanting for quite some time now.
It was so hard to choose a color, because I wanted a color I didn’t have yet, but I also wanted it to look a bit rugged and Indiana Jones-y… So I went with #7 Dark Brown. But I’m still a bit on the fence about the color, but that probably has more to do with the fact that it is still new and hasn’t come to life yet.
So Yesterday evening I spend my time setting up my writerly notebook. First I needed a NaNoWriMo insert obviously, so I created one for 2017 in B6 ISO. You can find it as a freebee with the free printables. Continue reading