Right now, it’s very late. I’ve been working on my computer all day for Paid Jobs. I still have 2 blog posts to catch up on, work deadlines looming, a trip to San Francisco to prepare for (Yes, I got into The Night of Writing Dangerously!) Thanks to a new assignment, I am cramming math for writing SAT prep … More Setting A Good Example, or, Screw It
I think sometimes we all feel like this. The day started out promising with an early start and something to do. As I mentioned in the previous post, I ventured into the unknown by going to a brunch where a group of lovely and amazing people all discussed a chapter of The Happiness Project by … More The Weary Soul and Artistic Angst
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.
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)
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
Goodness, time is moving quickly. Normally, I would be going at a good pace for a normal month, but at 13,000 words, I am behind. And I know from some of your wonderful messages, that many are feeling the same. Last month was busy, and now I am in the process of very, very slowly … More NaNoWriMo Tips: Write in the Cracks
There is no other way to say this: September was a bitch. It didn't come smoothly, despite finding regular writing times every week, and despite my efforts to not fall behind. But I did. Again. On the bright side, I only had 16,000 words left on the last day of the month instead of the … More Nine Down, Three (four) to Go! Or, what it is like to write 16,000 words in a day.
Goals are important. Sticking to them is even more important. I have not been blogging, and for that I am sorry, life is still churning me about and giving me a little too much to do with my brain and my time and leaves me with precious little at the end of the day to … More The 30,000 Word Stall, or, so lost I know I’m on the right path.
Yes, I know. I normally post this kind of victory lap the very minute I cross the finish line. But to be honest, I really needed to not see a word processor for a few days after that last push. It came down to the wire, and if it were not for my amazing boyfriend … More Five Down, Seven to Go! And notes on finishing.
Day Twenty Six: 37,202 of 50,000 words Yes, this is a zombie post. I’m finally catching up on writing this month, and it’s taking just about everything I’ve got left after even my relatively easy job. The need to keep putting words down is making me rather crazy. Well, crazier. But, I’ve realized that I’ve … More Writing Induced Insanity with Cat