I have been juggling multiple commitments lately because, as I feared, life would not screech to a halt just because it's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I've watched my progress falter on the novel. I tried not to pout and to appreciate the good things that were happening in my life that have nothing … Continue reading Back on track
Writing about my prime time of 9 am yesterday made me think about the concept of flow. It feels as if I am most likely to experience flow at 9 am each day, and I even have a clock in my office stopped at 9 am to remind me of that feeling. The concept of … Continue reading Writing in the flow
On a day when I have complete control over my time, which does not happen as often as I wish, I am most focused, most inspired, and most productive around 9 and 10 am in the morning. I can surprise myself and channel my inner busy bee at other times in the day, but really, … Continue reading Prime time
Just a short post to say hoorah that I broke 10,000 words! I'm actually at 11,104 right now, which is about five hundred short of where I should be but life happened so I'm fine with where I am. I finally tried out a new part of the Nanowrimo.org website. On the same space where … Continue reading Nanowrimo, Day 7
It's voting day, and I just spent a few hours encouraging people to vote. I already voted during early voting because nothing scares me more than missing the chance to vote. One time I drove past my voting precinct and saw what at first glance looked like campaign signs and volunteers, and I literally clutched … Continue reading Did you vote yet?
I promise that I will try to post on something other than my progress on NaNoWriMo, but the start is perhaps the most fun. Even though I have a lot of notes and drafts to guide me, I do not know exactly how my protagonist will move from point A to point B. Writing to … Continue reading The writing streak
My word count reached 3998 today. You're probably wondering why I didn't manage to write two more words to reach an even 4000, but I wasn't in an even kind of mood. At any rate, hoorah for a successful second day of Nanowrimo, especially since weekends are more challenging because my family is home, well, … Continue reading 3998 by day two…
I am not sure if I will be able to post on my blog every day this month because, as I whined earlier this week, it is going to be a busy month. I thought I could at least come here to say hoorah, I've had a good first day! 2,104 words written. The prep … Continue reading Day one, done
I am excited to say that Sunlight Press just published a flash fiction piece I wrote called All-Star. I wrote it many years ago in an online flash fiction workshop taught by Pamelyn Casto. Funny, or perhaps typical story: I wrote it based on a starting line provided by a writing contest, but when I … Continue reading Sunlight Press!
I know I’m stating the obvious, but today is October 30, which means that November arrives in 2 days. It is suddenly occurring to me that the world will not brake to a halt to allow me to focus only on my Nanowrimo novel for the month. I know that it isn’t necessary for that … Continue reading November is coming…