Starcat’s Favorites: Writing a Novel

Happy National Novel Writing Month! (aka NaNoWriMo)

Last year was my first time doing this, and BlackLion and I collaborated on a novel together. It’s a good story, especially for a first effort, and we’re still (very slowly) editing and adding to it. More about that in the months to come.

In the meantime, it’s November again, and this time I’m writing a novel all on my own! BlackLion is writing too, but he’s doing sci-fi, and I’m doing a sort of urban fantasy-mystery hybrid.

I’ve got lots of ideas, and I’m feeling very inspired and creative. So, here goes!

In the meantime, here are some inspiring links for your weekend. You know, if you’re not too busy working on a novel of your own. Have fun!

Words of wisdom: “To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence.” – Thomas Merton

One of my latest favorite art inspirations is zentangling. Be warned: you’ll love it.

Have you checked out Remarkably Human Radio yet? It’s an incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking podcast. This is my favorite episode, but they’re all terrific.

Oh! And I can’t forget SpiritScience. Wow. Just wow.

Well, given that I’m all psyched up about NaNoWriMo, you had to figure that some of the links would center on writing. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been reading on the subject. Creating a writing nest for yourself can help sustain you. There are lots of ways to get ready for NaNoWriMo. If you want to get really in-depth, here are some useful ideas for establishing a writing practice. And of course, writers need cats. Makes sense to me!


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