I have since I started my original blog if any of you remember that, and I changed names a few times before finally finding the right one and I’ve been using it for about two years. At this point, Marrill is as much my name as my real one.
But it took a long time to get there! Like I said, I went through other names, none of which stuck. So today’s post is about how to choose a writers name and the pros and cons of using one.
I was just thinking about different ways to talk about my most-recent writing project. Mainly because I finally had a break-through and this world is coming together! Finally, everything is lining up and it’s making me giddy.
I’m calling it Melora, for now (because book titles are hard and no one warned me).
Thank you to the people who tagged me! Savannah from The Book Prophet & Elizabeth from Redgal Musings! Both of these ladies have really awesome blogs and I highly suggest you check out their WIP posts! 😉
So Camp NaNoWriMo is coming in April, and I think I might actually participate this year. Generally speaking, I prefer November NaNo, but I have a certain idea I’ve been really into writing lately, so I’m giving it a go!
So here’s my writing goals, my playlist and a rough idea of my story.
So Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, and I plan to participate.
NaNoWriMo always gets me excited because everyone talks about it, and I love hearing about others stories! Fantasy, contemporary, magical realism, unknown, etc. I always get so excited about other writers!
But I also feel kind of cut off from it, because I don’t talk about my writing. Not that I don’t want to! I do love talking about it! I’m just a bit paranoid.
MyJanuary Writing Wrap-Upcame out earlier this week, and I promise I’d do a January writing playlist…maybe every month?
So, true to my word*, my last post of the month will be a playlist! Like I said in my other post, January was a thinking month for me, which means a lot of ideas, half-formed stories and random dramatic scenes that I have no idea how they connect to my story.
Also plenty of new artists and songs. And damn, I’ve found some incredible music!
2018 will finally be the year of writing. Whether or not I finish any of my ideas is irrelevant – I at least want to write more than last year.
I figured a good way to track my progress would be to do a monthly wrap-up, and I’m actually more excited to do this than I thought I’d be! Feel free to track your progress with me and tell me where you are in your writing! I love hearing other writers’ stories!
I also have another post going up on Wednesday or Friday which is my January writing playlist. I love doing playlists, and I found some really cool songs that are perfect for writing!
Before November started, I was panicking. We were five days away from starting and I had nothing – no characters, no storyline, nowhere to start.
Literally the first time that’s happened since, like, December last year 🙄
Anyway, I almost always write to music, as it helps me block people\places\general freaking distractions out of my mental space. I’m no good with aesthetics, but I do enjoy creating a scene with music.
And I’ve found some really good music – most of which is new to me – for my novel!