Thursday, November 13, 2014

#NaNoWriMo and THE BOOK

When one posts on a Thursday, it's a special occasion.

When two dear friends (Raechel and Juliette) invite me to talk about THE BOOK, it's a special occasion.
Writer's Block

When I take the time to edit my vlog with questions I make up, it's a special occasion.

So, today is special. And occasional. And let's be friends for the next seven minutes and seven seconds.

Now you're brain is like a mushy oatmeal made up of inspiration and hope and all my dramatic faces.

Links for ya'll.
National Novel Writing Month website
Juliette's blog and Rachael's blog (the hot hosts of this link-up)
Annie told me about elevator pitches. (She's so incredibly dear to me)
Lindsay's post on the dumpster cat who deleted her manuscript
Evernote -MY FAVORITE APP EVER (Thanks to Nicole from Treasure Tromp)

And with that: I am out. Or off. Or done.


  1. I think I might have to link up!

    And I'm so excited do you! I didn't get anything done yesterday because it ended up being super crazy and I'm more upset with myself about it than I should be. Hopefully today I can catch up.

    And I love your manuscript that's all cut up and pasted and sticky noted! It makes my little writer heart geek out.

    Right now I'm using the program Scrivener to write because I love how my book is all outlined and layered and I can rearrange scenes and such. But this week I. Fight have to do some Google drive writing because I'll be out of town and I don't want to lug around my laptop. That way I can write on my iPad and when I get home I can grab it from the cloud and stick it onto my manuscript.

  2. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvNovember 13, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    I'm very excited to see your end results! Keep chugging along!

  3. yes yes yes i wanted to hear the plot or at least a snapshot. i will buy the book for sure :) so proud of you! I always love hearing about the writing process. I need to use evernote.

  4. IT PHYSICALLY PAINS ME THAT I CANNOT YET WATCH THIS VIDEO. Ugh. I shall have to be patient…. (she says in a way that is not creepy at all and probably does not involve the villainous twiddling of fingers).

  5. LISTEN. I'm trying really hard to focus on the content of this video but all I see is you're cute and YOUR HOUSE IS CUTE.

    I'm not mature enough for vlogs. I'll have to try watching again later when my coffee has worn off and I'm less caffeine hyper.

  6. Gah! Evernote! I have it downloaded but I can never remember to use it. I'm more of a pen to paper kinda girl, so I keep a Maybook in my purse for on the go ideas. :)

  7. Like everyone else, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR BOOK. I love your pictures of all your pages of notes and it makes me wish that was my writing process (maybe someday). Thank you so much for linking up and being cooler than me and making a video. I also love your videos. And you.

  8. I'm ready for this book to be published so I can marvel at it's intricate beauty. Keep being you, darling.

  9. AMBER I seriously cannot wait to read your book. Like the more pictures I see and the more I hear about it I know that it's going to be incredible. I've never used EverNote, but I love writing on OmniWriter. It's really peaceful and beautiful!

  10. I am SO HAPPY to finally get to listen to this vlog and get a little glimpse into your beautiful mind and thoughts on this book the Lord has placed in your heart to write. I just smiled the whole time!! Like I've said before, I reserve an advanced copy of this manuscript :)

  11. You are the sweetest. I mean, just the sweetest. Because this whole thing is a little more confidence shaking than I was expecting and so, all kindness just goes straight into my soul. <3

  12. I tried SO HARD with Scrivener... and it just fell flat for me. I think because I needed to work hard to understand it and cannot do it. It was sucking the life out of me. :)

    Must go check out your post now! Desperately want to know what you're up to! :)

  13. Sometimes I feel like Dori in Finding Nemo telling myself to just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

  14. oh girl you encourage me so. the plot is missing because, well, the plot is missing in real life too. or maybe it's not that the plot is missing but i sort of take it for granted. tricky, tricky stuff all over those words! :)

    i believe you would truly and dearly love evernote. i really, really do!


    I hope to goodness that it's not this place that is screwing it up for you. COME ON BLOGGER.

  16. I always get really distracted by facial expressions and hand movements. I really hope that makes you feel better.

    WE SHOULD HAVE MADE THE VLOG A DRINKING GAME. Damn it, I hate when good ideas come too late.

  17. I LOVE OMNIWRITER. It makes me feel like I'm so incredibly zen, like in a spa, but I'm still being productive. Holy. love. You're like my soul sister girl.

  18. I'm ready too (ish) but it's NOT ready. :) As soon as it is, you will be the first to know. <3

  19. Can we read our books to each other out loud? I think that would be really neat. Or weird. Or something. We could make it into a drinking game and see who messes up reading first.

    Well, that's great.

  20. Girl, it takes some learning, I admit that. But now, I'M IN LOVE.

    I am such a pen and paper girl too. But then all the words were a mess and I realized that I needed to get a better way worked out and that was making it all on a computer. SO MUCH CHALLENGE. A good challenge, but a struggle for me nonetheless. :)

  21. So I'm just way behind in life and I'm catching up with yours and I absolutely LOVE this and I am beyond excited for you!!! I'm so amazed by your heart & mind and you seriously inspire me at every turn. Maybe one day I'll be as brave as you to take something like this on! xoxo

  22. I'm not sure how I missed this but I LOVE IT. And I have a feeling that I'm going to relate to your book in so many different ways!


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