I've been trying for months to find the right words, but none can describe David. Suffice it to say, if I had to choose one person I know—one being in all creation—that the world could not do without, it would be him. David Fetzer, my friend. He died last December. I don't know when I … More A Short Biography of Grief, and a request for help
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.
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….
I know that this is the gear-up month for NaNo, and this is probably not the headline many are looking for. I also know that I didn't blog yesterday, despite promising to post every day this month. I didn't write at all, in fact. Because something more important was happening. Well, two things. One was … More Sometimes Writing Isn’t Important
We sign up for NaNoWriMo, we buy expensive pens, we write manuscripts, spending hours and hours every day in a dark corner with imaginary friends . Sometimes we complain about our imaginary people and their imaginary worlds. We invest years of time and energy working on what amounts to elaborate fantasies with no visible sign … More Sympathy for the Non-Writing Friend of the Writer
Day Nine: 570 of 50,000 words (eek!) Note: This blog post was going to be about a clever strategy to motivate me to catch up. But instead, it’s more about how my boyfriend is in the Awesome League of Awesome.* Yes, I’m finally feeling better after a week of being as good as dead. I don’t think … More Motivation to Catch Up and Awesomeness Abound
Day Ten: 14,283 of 50,000 I’m beyond exited to share that I am not alone in my insanity. There are 2, yes TWO others who had the same idea – to write 12 novels in a year. And they’ve both beat me to the punch talking about this – our little tribe, but that’s cool. … More In Which the Writer Is Not Alone