Julie Oldham Writes

Monthly Archives: October 2018

NaNoWriMo Thursday starts another go at NaNoWriMo!  National Novel Writing Month is a month-long project in which participants attempt to write 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30.  It is a big deal, and though I don’t have the current number, almost half a million people participated in 2015. When I started November last year, I was excited about the journey to write my first novel.  I “won” NaNoWriMo early on… Read More

While on vacation, I read Brandon Sanderson’s Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds. Summary Stephen Leeds is gifted with a bunch of hallucinations who can remember anything he’s ever learned. They are all different characters, with different skillsets, and all help him solve mysteries. This is such a neat concept.  Instead of seeing the hallucinations as only a burden, the character uses them to his benefit and for the benefit of… Read More

Two weeks have passed since my grand adventure on the Writing Excuses Workshop and Retreat on a CRUISE SHIP.  Just for information, con crud is a real thing.  I relented this week and picked up some antibiotics for a sinus infection.  Next year, I have plans to avoid getting so exhausted that my immune system abandons ship.  In the meantime, I’ve been hanging out and drinking hot toddies.  As one does. Novel… Read More

I recently returned from a seven day Carribean Cruise, but more importantly, the Writing Excuses Workshop & Retreat.  I managed to find and attend a writing conference ON A BOAT.  This was a fantastic way to finish out my grand first novel adventure and start on my second novel project. Other Writers The other writers were fantastic.  Oh sure, the instructors were too, and I’ll get to that in a bit.  We… Read More