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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I like to think I am a writer. Although I always seem to have ideas for novels and never follow through (although I do occasionally participate in NaNoWriMo). With several ideas that have been floating around in my head, when I saw the website “Now Novel” I knew I had to check it out. Now Novel has their tagline staring you in the face – “Want to start writing your book, and finish it?” YES! I want to finish a book!
I have a tendency to start strong, have several chapters mapped out in my head… and then I lose it. I either give up or I throw together a bunch of nonsense that either ruins the end of the book, or the book is never finished.
I signed up for the site, and then in true ConcertKatie fashion got a bit distracted and wasn’t able to go back right away. This is when the site ended up being like a clingy girlfriend and emailing me reminding me that I had signed up and should come check out the site. I actually got a couple I think because I got a free trial account so it thought I had signed up and stopped at the payment page (which I did, because that was when I was supposed to send info over to get set up for free) and then I got another email that I had signed up and didn’t visit yet. It was all a bit overwhelming and put me off from going back to the site. (Any excuse, right?) But I did finally go back to the site and log in to see what it is all about!
Once you are logged in, you will see your dashboard. It shows you what parts of your story are started or not, your word count and all sorts of important information.
Now Novel helps you find your idea, finesse your idea (get the plot, character and setting) and write your novel. There are groups to interact with, a forum and workshops to attend and a critique section to get feedback and interact. Our creative writing blog is full of tips and tricks to help you with your writing.
The site really helps you map out your novel and should, hopefully, help me actually finish a novel. We’ll see. (Especially since what I am currently thinking of writing doesn’t seem to have an end in site). Though I do like how everything is organized out in little check lists – which is how I tend to do things myself. Maybe with the site I will actually follow through? Let’s hope so! I want to finish a book!
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