In this post: Several links and tips for writers and NaNoWriMo participants! Inspiration for all! Also, a sneak peek at my artwork and potential covers for Through the Glass of Camelot!
Hello, Dear Ones! It’s that time again! NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month! Woohoo! This is my 6th year participating. For those who don’t know…NaNo is a month long contest and challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I have yet to win but I write the most during NaNo. I finished a good chunk of my first Truth Seeker’s book during a Nano.
I’m excited to share how I get my inspiration and what helps me focus on writing. Believe me…focus is hard…especially when little munchkins want my attention. I usually write at night when the kiddos are in bed. I get lonely at night so I keep music or an inspirational Youtube video playing. How about you, fellow Nanos? How do you prep to write?
So before I share my treasure trove of links, I want to share my synopsis for Through the Glass of Camelot. This is my third year of working on this novel and I am close to finishing. If I finish it early, I may start working on more of The TruthSeeker’s Chronicles trilogy.
Also, here is a sneak peek at my artwork and a potential cover for Through the Glass of Camelot. The background for the covers was taken at Rock City this Summer in the Rainbow Hall. The far right pic that’s tucked away, is a copy of my favorite. I used the middle painting and put it on top of the colored background. Anywho, this is just the sneak peek ;). The Royal Family portrait is an important symbol in my book. I’m not a professional painter but I feel happy with the results. Maybe this will give me the push I need to finish. I dread the editing process and the costs of publishing…but I’m going to try to put all that aside and focus on this story that needs to be told. Anywho, here’s the synopsis…
“Everyone loves Camelot, but Avalon Igraine, the daughter of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, knows the truth of what lies behind the castle walls. When Avalon’s parents are torn apart by her mother’s forbidden romance, Avalon escapes with the Queen and Lancelot to Leigh Woods. The King is determined to bring his daughter home.
Meanwhile, Avalon meets a strange Monk in the wood. Brother Merlin shows her the true evil trying to ruin Camelot, the evil Shadow Lord Mordred. Caught between two worlds, Avalon must make peace with her parent’s broken love, and try to save King Arthur from Mordred. Come see Arthurian lore as you’ve never seen it, Through the Glass of Camelot.” –Possible Synopsis for Through the Glass of Camelot
So here are the links I use as I write. Enjoy! 🙂
National Novel Writing Month Website
Novlr- I use this website to write and store my books. It’s great for keeping up with word counts and I can access my novels from any computer. I also keep another backup on my actual computer. The good thing about Novlr is that it automatically saves and you can write even if the net goes down.
Editing/ Grammarly- You’ve probably seen this site advertised a bunch on Youtube. It truly is helpful for editing.
Inspiring Youtube Scenes and Sounds Playlist- I love watching videos to inspire my scenes. For example, if I’m writing a woods setting, then I’ll watch a video of the woods. Snowy scenes really helped me write a snowy Christmas scene in my book. I also listened to Medieval Christmas music. I’ve compiled all kinds of inspiring scenes and sounds for you. Enjoy!
White Noise– This website is great!
Writing Tips- Just a few vids from my favorite Youtubers on writing. Check out more of their vids on their channels.
The Word Nerds- 1st day of NaNo
Word Sprints on Twitter- Basically, you write as much as you can in the time given. You can also use the prompts for inspiration. I use only what fits with my book.
Please leave me some comment love and tell me about your novel. God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover