NaNoWriMo & the 7 Point Plot Structure

I was doing some thinking for all of you about NaNo milestones using the 7 point plot structure. My idea is to give you dates and word counts that you need to hit on those dates. Of course this would be a rough guide more than a rule … More NaNoWriMo & the 7 Point Plot Structure

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Dealing With Pre-NaNoWriMo Anxiety: 5 things to do instead of freaking out

We are only fourteen days away from National Novel Writing Month, and the internet is becoming abuzz with the yearly questions: Will I or Won’t I? I don’t Know What to Write! I Never Get Past 30 Thousand Words! So much worry. And as an old martial arts teacher once liked to say: Worry is … More Dealing With Pre-NaNoWriMo Anxiety: 5 things to do instead of freaking out

Sometimes Shit Happens

Sometimes shit happens. Generally, it happens right after a commitment, or a recommitment. Shit likes to hide off to the side, waiting until the right time to strike and derail us. Sometimes, very often, the derailment works. The trick isn’t to power through it, or to stick it out, or to beat ourselves up for … More Sometimes Shit Happens