NaNoWriMo Day 9: The Artemisium Has Arrived

After a long wait–and a shipping mistake–and another long wait, the Artemisium Absinthium that I’ve been waiting for finally arrived today. And it barely made it into the house, because, well… an ounce of dried leaves, another ounce or two of ear-wrap, and a manila envelope don’t do all that well in a stiff autumn

Fighting Off… well, something.

I was pretty well out for the day. I got in some work on my revision, and maybe a couple of hundred nanowords, but overall, more sleep than I’ve had in a week, and less writing than I would have hoped for. It is possible that working at home is not for me. It is

NaNoWriMo: Side Effects and Warnings

One of my favorite things about NaNoWriMo is the fact that the word counter doesn’t just tell you how many words you have, it tells you how many words per day you need to finish on time, and just exactly how long it will take you to finish your 50,000 words, if you keep going

NaNoWriMo Day 4: Plot, and Other Missing Items

So, now that I’ve finally managed to make my characters somewhat interesting (to me, anyhow) they probably ought to be doing something. Other than ruminating on the pros and cons of killing and eating their mates. And naturally, they have a very minimal space in which to do it. It’s a colony ship. With a

The Question That Clicks

The last couple of days, I’ve been writing nanowrimo word count. Something along the lines of I’m going to write a novel now, because that’s what we do in November. And I ran out of plot that I knew–of course–about a scene and a half into writing my novel. Because, well… pantser here. So, you

NanoWrimo Day Two

I’m still writing by hand, and I think I’m getting much smoother copy than I usually am at this stage of the game. At the moment, I’m just sticking in place holder counts. 100 words per day, and that means I get my consecutive days of writing badges, but I don’t actually have to type

IWSG: NaNoWriMo Day One

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! November 1 question – Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have

Fighting Off the Last Day of October

So, I’m hitting the end of the month. It’s the day for typing my fingers off trying to get everything I’ve done polished and shiny. I started with a stretch of manuscript to revise, and I have mostly revised it. Getting those scribbles into the computer? Well, that’s another thing. I don’t suppose you know

Shuffling Characters

During my revision, I changed something in my manuscript. I thought about it before I did it, and I did it, anyway. It’s not the biggest change in the world, but it does impact a few scenes in the future. Oooh, I’m a time traveler. There aren’t a lot of scenes I have to fix,

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