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)
October was a wild ride, and this ending feels hard won. There was the loss of irowboat's cat Felix, the win of the NaNoWriMo post, the daily life in-betweens of it all, and working in the words wherever they fit. The anticipation of November has hung on us all heavily, and today it is here. … More Ten Down, Three to Go! With other thoughts.
Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “But how in our busy lives do we get any writing done in the first place? Often, at the moment a student begins to say, ‘But … More Inspiration #22
Day Twenty-Six: Aprox. 20,000 of 50,000 words Last Sunday’s inspiration post mentioned something called FILDI, which means “Fuck it, let’s do it!” It is that beautiful moment when we suddenly remember that everything is temporary anyway, and if we don’t get it done, it never will have a chance to suck and to just do … More When FILDI Kicks In
So… my boyfriend has found a new way of tormenting me helping me achieve my goals. When I say something important yet perhaps crazy, he takes out his iPhone and records me repeating what I said. So it’s on the record. He recorded this idea I had today, so I think I’m stuck with it; … More A Mad Idea…
Day Twelve: 19,205 0f 50,000 words You know the feeling. It was a long week and you are tired. It’s the weekend. You sit down and know you should write something. There’s laundry to do, dishes. You really should sew that button back on your coat so you look as chic as the girl in … More Whining and Words and Misery (Oh my!)
Day 5: 8,730 of 50,000 words I’m sorry I have been scarce this week. For my absence I have two excuses: one valid, and one that’s not. The first excuse is that I managed to burn my hand rather badly. The second is that blogging is kind of scary right now. I’ll explain: Starting where … More Excuses, Pain, Moving On