Well, as I mentioned on Tuesday, I finished my NaNovel on the twenty-sixth of November. Since then, my body has been detoxing all the pent-up stress of the month, apparently, because I've had a constant headache and I can't get any of my muscles to relax, leading to a sick stomach and a sore jaw. … Continue reading Two Scary Experiments.
What's that thing that happens to astronauts? That thing when they're shooting off into space at ridiculously high speeds and wonky stuff happens to their bodies? I don't know if that's even a thing, but that's what I'm beginning to feel like. We're halfway through the month, I'm halfway through my story, and I've written … Continue reading Zoom.
NANOWRIMO IS TOMORROW AND I AM SO NOT READY. Fortunately, Stephen King is here to help with this quote: “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Oof. Thank you, Stephen King. Speaking of scary stuff, Happy Halloween everybody! Here's Buster Keaton's spookiest adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfBz2rhIR4g
NaNoWriMo, that is. This is just a quick update to let you know that as the annual craziness begins, my blogging may grow spotty as I dedicate myself yet again to churning out 1,667 words every day for the whole month of November. I'm pretty excited this year, as all my plotting practice seems to … Continue reading It is Nearly Upon Us.
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!
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.
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?
National Novel Writing Month, that is. Since this is my last Thursday post before the madness begins, I'm going to use the opportunity to let you lovely people know what will be going down in my corner of the web. I will still be posting my regular Tuesday inspiration posts, at least until further notice … Continue reading It Is Nearly Upon Us.
Oh hey guys, Thanksgiving is actually on one of my blog days, isn't it? I was a little distracted, because guess what? Oh, yeah. This happened. For the second year in a row, I finished my NaNovel on Thanksgiving. I am feeling very, very thankful. (I was planning on writing you all a nice, … Continue reading Thankful.