I feel like I am just beginning. Last year I wrote thirteen novels, 650,000 words, and a handful of blog posts. I started the project with the idea that either I would find out that I am really a writer, and learn what it is to have writing a constant thing that must be done … More I Wrote Thirteen Novels in 2012. Now what….. and retrospective.
So this happened… And yes, that is my gorgeous irowboat surprising me with his little video stunt. We are in New Orleans to ring in the new year. May you all have a wonderful one as well. The cemetery is Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans, and I wince because we are drinking the Worst Wine … More Thirteen Down, None to Go!
This last month seemed like it should be the easy one, the victorious lazy stumble across the finish line after the marathon has been run. But I do not know if writing is ever like that, the happy slow jog to the end. I think writing is always something we must remember to keep buoyant, … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write Through It, with lists and bad holiday advice
We hear about how zombies are over and how fairy tales are in, we hear about agents and we worry about if we can one day sell the thing we have scarcely typed five paragraphs of. We ought never end a sentence with the word of. Or to. Or with. We think we should write … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write What You Write
Two novels in November; 100,000 words. 600,000 words since January. It has been over a year since I decided to write a novel a month for 2012. And it's hard to believe that it is almost over. Honestly, I expected to feel more relief than this as the end drew near, as the hurdle of … More Twelve Down, One to Go! with looking forward….
Tonight, I drink. Tomorrow, I will blog. Posted with Blogsy
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.
It’s me again, taking over so you don’t have to. A lot has happened in the last couple weeks, but we’re now 18 days and some change into November, just a smidge past halfway. If you multiply 18 days (and some change) by the Golden Ratio (1.618, a.k.a. “Phi”, a.k.a. “ϕ”), you get 30, or … More Guest Post: Embracing Incoherence (or, Rambling for Focus)
Hello, all. I just wanted to say that I'm not dead (yet). This week has been relatively consumed with starting the second novel – yes, I found an idea nearly immediately and am 18,000 words in now – and getting things together for my trip to San Francisco for A Night of Writing Dangerously. In … More The Briefest of Updates
I wanted this to be another inspirational blog post. I did. I wanted to sit down and write something that would lift up the spirits of all my fellow NaNoWriMo participants. But I also am having difficulty myself, and I don’t want to do the disservice of making this all look easy. It isn’t. Writing … More Magic, do as you will