4 Reasons I’m Quitting Writing My Novel

I’ve decided I'm quitting writing my novel, Project BAN. It almost feels like I’m letting go of a long-term friendship/relationship. I’ve shared my reasoning below to possibly help other writers who may be struggling to let go of writing projects that aren’t serving them anymore. 1. The Premise is 10+ Years Old     The idea for Project BAN stems from a fanfiction I wrote when I was...

First Draft Problems | Everything Wrong With My First Draft

In late July, after I finished my Camp NaNo project Project Dewey, I began to edit Project BAN. The first step of my editing process was rereading the entire novel and making notes on it. I finished the reread in about twelve days and made a scene by scene synopsis of my first draft. As expected, there are a lot of first draft problems I will need to work through. A LOT.  1. The Main...

NIA’S WRITING HISTORY: Why I Want to Write a Novel

Before I became a journalist, copywriter, and an overall badass wordsmith, I wrote fiction. Like many other writers born into the internet age, I jumped into the crazy world of writing by writing fanfiction. I’ve written countless stories involving my favorite celebrities and inside the worlds of my favorite television shows. Sadly, most of the sites I used to write on are currently defunct. I...