Reasons I Should Finish My NaNoWriMo Project

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I’ve been burnt out with my writing ever since National Novel Writing Month finished. I think it’s a combination of real-life stress and the sheer amount of work I did (50,000 words is a lot!). It’s been a struggle, but this last week, I have been forcing myself to write. And I need to keep reminding myself why. So without further ado, here are my reasons why I should FINISH my NaNoWriMo project:

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Things I Need To Do To Prepare for NaNoWriMo 2017

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Okay, guys. I hate to admit it, but I am slacking. Usually, I am completely prepared for this. I plan character, outline, make a cover, play around on the website. Everything. This year, I have a vague plan, less than a notebook page. I just have been so tired and lazy. I haven’t wanted to do anything. But it’s time I got my butt in gear. So here is my #NaNoWriMo to-do list.

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Isabelle only wanted to take care of her father. Unfortunately, taking care of her father means following him out into what the weather reporters were calling ‘The Storm of the Century.’ When Isabelle’s car slides off the road and wedges itself into a snow bank, she has no choice but to seek help from the illusive Fitzroy mansion, tucked away in the woods on the edge of town. Inside, she encounters Leo, a solemn man with a dark past and a scarred face, who begrudgingly lets her stay after the roads close. She grows increasingly frustrated by his secrets, including the forbidden door that she is not allowed to look behind. At least he has his own personal library for her to browse.
Leo Fitzroy was once the popular son of one of Grimford’s wealthiest men. But after tragedy struck, he locked his broken body away in his mansion, staying away from the outside world that pitied him. He was used to his solitude, and he does not appreciate Isabelle’s special brand of annoyance. He wants nothing more to get her out of the house as soon as the roads are cleared. But when he learns that she likes books and 80s cult classics, he begins to realize that maybe she’s not so bad. Except the longer that she is in his house, the closer she gets to his secret. If she finds out, it will ruin everything.
A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.”
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Flash Poll: Which hypothetical musical would you rather see?

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Dear readers,

I need your help. I’m currently brainstorming future blogs and novels. As you could probably figure out from this blog, I am a big Broadway fan. In fact, my first series, which will be out later this year, centers around people who work on Broadway. I’m also looking forward to doing more Broadway dreamcasts.

So, for these future projects, I have a question for you. Would you rather see a hypothetical musical/dreamcast about:

1) The Kennedy family and their trials and tribulations

2) Expatriate writers in Paris in the 1920s (Hemingway, Stein, the Fitzgeralds, etc.)

Comment below with what you’d like to see.

Thank you so much!

Elizabeth

The Best Broadway Breakup Songs to Write To

Yesterday, I was writing an intense “will-they-or-won’t-they” breakup scene, and I found myself listening to a lot of Broadway showtunes while I did.  There’s something that comes from a heartfelt ballad and a belting voice that you can’t get anywhere else.  So here is what it inspired. The best Broadway breakup songs to write to.

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