So I logged in today to get a load of the snazzy new Nanowrimo website. I am a sucker for new bells and whistles, so it was a treat to explore the new design. It’s very visually-appealing, and it looks as if there are new ways to track and celebrate writing progress that I am … Continue reading Preparing for Nanowrimo
So it is October now, which means November is coming. That is, National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo), my favorite time of year. I love nanowrimo because it celebrates process, not outcomes. I know there are people who believe life is a zero-sum experience, but nanowrimo lets us all be winners. Heaven knows anyone who wants … Continue reading Just like a writer
I reached my 50,000 word goal today, and thus won NaNoWriMo 2018. I love the idea that everyone can win :). It speaks to what writing can be--something for everyone. And now that it's over, I get to... keep going. There's so much more to do with this series of mine. And of course, a … Continue reading Done. Ish.
Only five thousand words to go to reach the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month. Of course, I only have three days to go, so I guess that makes sense. This round of Nanowrimo has felt different both because of my commitment to blog daily and because I have been engaging in a … Continue reading 5k to go
15 days: 15 blog posts and 21k+ words on the novel So we are halfway through Nanowrimo, and I am making good progress on my novel/series. A series set in a future filled with alien interactions and advanced technology is, probably by definition, unwieldy. But so much fun. I may not be racing ahead, but … Continue reading Halfway Point
Writing in my journal is almost a daily practice for me. Almost. At any rate, it comes easily. This may explain how journaling has become a boost to my fiction writing process. Sometimes I journal right before I start to work on my fiction. I might set goals for what I want to write, kvetch … Continue reading Journaling as a tool for fiction-writing
I will save a deeper topic for tomorrow’s blog because today has had a bit too much Monday going on. So I will simply celebrate that even though I’m a bit behind on where I should be in terms of average word counts towards the 50,000 goal, I am still putting in time every day … Continue reading The fun stuff.
One of Jerry Seinfeld’s monologues was about Day Guy and Night Guy, something along the lines that Night Guy doesn’t care about staying up late or being responsible because that is Day Guy’s job. As someone who never likes to go without sleep, I cannot quite relate, but I can in terms of writing. When … Continue reading Day Guy/Night Guy in Writing Terms
So for day two of Nanowrimo, I am digging back into my drafts and notes for my series, and I am still overwhelmed by how much there is. And also, alas, by how much isn’t there. I wonder why I always think I have written far more than I actually have? My memory claims I … Continue reading Yes, it’s a mess.
Happy Nanowrimo Eve! Oh, yes, Happy Halloween, too. I am pleased to report that I have finished my novel. Um, except that I need to keep tweaking it here and there. And there is a risk I will realize that something major still needs reworking. But sure, let’s call it finished. I am pleased to … Continue reading Happy Nanowrimo Eve, I mean, Halloween!