Last night I finished the first of my two novels for this November. It flowed easily, as many of the projects I care the least about do. But that is a good deal of the point NaNoWriMo teaches us, to let go and realize that somehow we find the end anyway, and the less we … More Eleven Down, One (two) To Go! With rambling.
Only two days ago, I carried wine to my car in the snow. The cold air here is whistling down the neck of still-musty coats retrieved from storage boxes, leaves skitter in the wind, and a pumpkin late graces my writing time instead of coffee. Yes, NaNoWriMo is nearly here. No matter how prepared or … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Step Away
So wow. Hi to all you NaNoWriMo people! There are…. Quite a lot of you. Enough to make me feel like I'm in one of those dreams where you've forgotten your clothing and are back in high school, only where the high school is a virtual auditorium, and it's filled with people you very much … More Big News, A Warm Welcome, and other tales.
Hello all. I really suck at this kind of thing, so bear with me. After a good deal of thinking, I've decided that I would really really love to attend the Office of Letters and Light's A Night of Writing Dangerously. And I need your help. To attend, I need to raise at least $250 … More A Request for Assistance, with perhaps provocative incentive
Choose your priorities. Seriously, choose them now. Because whatever you don't choose will fall by the wayside in November. Sleep, nutrition, diets, housework, and laundry are always the first to go. Then comes the little things, like email and responding to comments on our blogs, if we manage to blog at all. Facebook becomes a … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Choose What Balls To Drop
We will not try to write 50,000 words in a month. We will write 50,000 words in a month. This is NaNo, the battle of mind and fingers against the word count and time. This is a time for silly tricks and rule breaking and letting go of obligations. This is the time for us … More NaNoWriMo Prep: We Won’t “Try”
Every now and then, I go to a local park and write at one of the picnic tables closest to the playground, especially on a weekend when the place will be packed. I will sit there and write for at least an hour before retreating to somewhere else. I don't do this because I like … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Train For Unideal Conditions