Nano Updates and Other News

It’s eleven days into Nanowrimo, so I don’t have much time to type. I need 500 more words to be on par, but I’m making good progress. Right now, I’m trying to figure out what the significance of this one, weirdly out of place character is. Why is there a factory owner in the middle

Book Ideas That Are Worse Than Mine #1

  Sometimes, it’s all in the execution. A nice, family recipe book. There can’t be more than a couple hundred unique words in the whole thing. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll tell you what could go wrong. You could include a pre-printed space for the recipient to write “reviews” of family recipes. That’s what

IWSG: The Experiment that is Nanowrimo

  By the time you read this, I’ll be knee-deep in Nanowrimo. I wrote my first (now well and truly trunked) novel during Nanowrimo, and ever since then, Nano has been a time to try new things in my writing. There’s something about the idea that it’s only a month that seems made for experimentation.

A Late Start to Preptober

Yesterday, it finally hit me how close Nanowrimo is getting, and how little I have prepared for it. I’m knee deep in a revision, and I just hadn’t thought about it. So, I settled down and made myself some bullet journal spreads. I actually started a new bullet journal insert for the project. (I’ll be

Summing Up and Shutting Down

Last day of Nano. I didn’t wind up hitting 50,000. I did come up with a bunch of short stories that wouldn’t have existed, if I didn’t set a November goal. Short stories are much more immediate than a novel. It won’t take me six months to revise short stories and get them out the

Nanowrimo Midpoint and Counting

Welcome to the halfway point of Nanowrimo 2020. Since I’m pre-scheduling posts to give myself more time to work on my Nano-project, let’s just assume that I’m halfway to my goal, and happily sitting on 25,000 words of short stories. I’m enjoying picturing that, but the truth is that knowing I already said I was

But if I Cannot Win…

One of the things I like best about Nanowrimo is the way that it breaks an enormous task down into smaller parts. Obviously, if you write 1,667 words per day for the entire month of November, you wind up with 50,000 words (a short novel!) by the end of the month. That’s the goal. To

National Novel Writing Month and YOU!

Today is the second day of Nanowrimo, which means that by midnight tonight, I should have somewhere in the neighborhood of… math, math, math… 3,334 words. That’s all of my stories for the Storytime Blog Hop next year, and a solid start on something a little more serious to submit for publication. Obviously, this post

The Joy of Losing NaNoWriMo

I’ll be starting NaNoWriMo in about a month, but let’s be honest… I don’t expect to win. Fifty-thousand words in a single month is a lot, and a new project? Well, it could happen, but I’m still working on the old one, right now. My tiny little pantser mind has just the tiniest breeze of

IWSG: Finishing (Or Not Finishing) NaNoWriMo Projects

So, I’ve been told I got the wrong question. I’m sticking with it it’s been a hectic month. 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

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