Our weekly dose of inspiration comes directly from one of my favorite blogs today... Shakespeare & Beyond is the Folger Library's blog, and they've always got amazing posts, so I'd check them out if I was you. They also have a fantastic podcast. Worth spending some time with. Anyway, this particular post happens to be a … Continue reading Reblog: 12 contemporary YA novels that retell Shakespeare — Shakespeare & Beyond
Aw yeah, I am a winner! Fifty thousand right on the nose. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Even if you're one of my lovely globals. It's just another reason to celebrate, right? I am so tired, you guys. I've been writing 3,000 words per day for the last week to get here. Now I don't even know … Continue reading A Very Happy NaNoWinner!
"Do you want an adventure now... or would you like to have your tea first?" -J.M. Barrie, "Peter and Wendy" What a perfect question! I think I'll have my tea first, thank you. Then I'll be ready for an adventure.
In this crazy month of messed up sleep patterns and gosh-awful writing that values quantity over quality against all the rules of art, it can sometimes be tempting to bury your laptop, notebook, fountain pen, clay tablet, cave wall, or whatever your preferred writing tools happen to be in a deep hole and simply … Continue reading Get Out of Your House.
Here's some inspiration for you... this was going on in my back yard about fifteen minutes ago: https://youtu.be/hcVObIVeapM Just out of the frame, in the direction these two dudes are both looking at the end, is a pretty young doe, who is paying absolutely no attention to their bro-ish antics. This is not how it's done, … Continue reading How (Not) To Impress A Girl.
Week two is the week for telling myself I can't possibly be on track to get 50,000 words written. Even though the word count tracker is telling me I'm slightly ahead of schedule, I don't believe it. Gahhhh. Deep breaths are necessary. I've noticed something else about myself during NaNo. I have a serious attitude … Continue reading This is Where I Panic.
You're kidding, right? You expect me to be inspired/inspiring during the month of November? And to talk about it in an intelligible and enthusiastic manner? You guys, I've been staring at this screen with unfocused eyes for far too long, listening to Bon Iver because that's about as much as I can handle. Go out … Continue reading Inspiration? During NaNo?
Well, here we are, three days into the 50,000 word endurance race. Despite all my moaning and groaning and death-wishing of the last several weeks, I'm pleased to report that it's (so far) going fairly well. Characters are presenting themselves. Plotlines are becoming more solid. Random new ideas are prancing onto the stage and taking … Continue reading Easier Than Expected.
Here we are, people. The first day of November. The first day of NaNoWriMo. This calls for a new Adam Young film score. It's based on the carving of Mt. Rushmore, this time. It's kinda perfect actually, because NaNo is all about building, isn't it? This score has a nice range, from inspiring, "Let's get this … Continue reading Music For Building.