The End of NaNoEdMo 2018

Nicole J Simms/ December 3, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Well, folks, NaNoEdMo is over. Did I complete the challenge? I wish I could say I did, but I didn’t. I managed to edit five chapters, so 45 chapters short of 50. However, thanks to NaNoEdMo, I broke my 2018 editing-chapter record. For months, it was a miracle if I edited one chapter per month, so to complete five and

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NaNoWriMo and NaNoEdMo 2018

Nicole J Simms/ October 29, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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November is soon upon us, and that can only mean one thing for writers from all over the world: it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) time. NaNoWriMo is where writers pledged to write at least 50,000 words of their novel in November. I first heard about NaNoWriMo in 2013, and in 2014 I decided to take part. You can read

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Don’t Give Up on Your Novel

Nicole J Simms/ March 30, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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When I decided to write a novel, I knew a lot of hard work would be involved. However, I never expected that my novel would take so long to get it to a submission-ready level. I wrote my novel in 2015, and after a two-month break, I started the editing process. Three years later, I’m still in the editing process,

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May 2017 Writing Goals Review and June 2017 Writing Goals

Nicole J Simms/ June 6, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

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It’s June! Yes, it’s June. I can’t believe it. I don’t know what’s happening to the year. But now that we’ve reached halfway through the year, I’m starting to worry about my 2017 writing goals. However, instead of being hard on myself for not meeting my goals, I have decided that I need to focus on doing better. So, with

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