NaNo – The first check-in

Posted November 5, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments

For those of you following along, we’re on Day 5 of NaNoWriMo. We’ve completed four days of literary madness. Or just madness. Take your pick. Now the FUN part starts. Okay, I’m lying. Some of what comes next isn’t fun. We’ve ridden the adrenaline wave of starting out and are settling into that stretch where […]

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Writing through the unexpected

Posted October 29, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 4 Comments

This past weekend, I had author Jodi Redford visiting for a few days. I willingly put everything on hold for this visit because OMG! SHE’S A FREAKING HOOT AND I ADORE HER! But this got me thinking… you can prepare and plan and plot until the cows come home and yet sometimes things happen that […]

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The Pre-NaNo Countdown

Posted October 22, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments

I have ten days to finish my preparedness checklist for NaNo. I know what I’m writing about (ZOMBIES! And two non-zombie people who like to get naked a lot!) and I know where the story needs to start and end. In my opinion, these are probably the most important things. I can do a lot […]

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Find your inspiration

Posted October 15, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, I started an impromptu rewatching of Supernatural. I’m in the middle of season 2 and I’m LOVING the balance between drama and humor that those Winchester boys bring to the table. (I’m up to the Trickster episode — Dean, we don’t need more of your blah blah blah blah. Blah blah […]

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Plotting and planning ahead

Posted October 8, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 0 Comments

Both the hardest and the easiest thing about writing is that there is no one right way to do things. It’s hard because there’s no road map to getting it done. You have to forge your own path and figure out what works for you. It’s easy because YOU GET TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WORKS […]

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What’s in store? Plenty!

Posted October 1, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Writing / 2 Comments

I’m going to take the month of October to talk about NaNoWriMo and the things I do to prepare for a balls-to-the-wall month of writing. But first, let me preface this… For those that don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. I’ve been participating in NaNo since 2005 (with a bleak year off […]

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Today’s the day!

Posted September 4, 2013 by Kelly Apple in Demonkind Chronicles / 4 Comments

I hit publish on my first book today. As I keep telling people, it’s both an exciting and a terrifying moment. AND IT IS. One thing I haven’t done yet is officially reveal the cover or title. (If you’re savvy and/or you poked around the site a bit, you might have already seen this but […]

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