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.
I passed the 35,000 word mark today, which means that (deep breath) I have less than 15,000 words left to write. It's a crazy thought. What is even more crazy, for me, is that even as I write at this ridiculous, break-neck pace, I can see that I will have a lot more work to … Continue reading The Joy of “More Work To Do.”
First off, shout-out to me for OFFICIALLY MAKING IT TO 25,000 WORDS!!! That's the halfway mark, people. And it happened right at the end of a sentence, which couldn't have been more perfect. I had a goal of getting three days ahead of schedule, just in case I ended up needing to be a leader … Continue reading Several Shout-Outs.
Well, here we are, folks! Five days into NaNoWriMo, and still alive. I have a bit of personal horn-tooting to do... I made it to 10,000 words today. That's a good thing, as I just might have to give up three days in the middle of the month to take some teens to a weekend … Continue reading Five Days In…
"Anything that gets words on the page is the Right Thing to Do.” - Diana Gabaldon, on learning how to write. Well, here we are, three days into National Novel Writing Month. (I don't know about you, but I don't even think of this month as November any more... It's just NaNo. Anyone else? No? … Continue reading The Right Thing.