With all the talk about National Novel Writing Month coming up, there’s this strange sense of oppressive anticipation, of obligation, of polarity, of excuses and hand-wringing about if people can actually finish. And as I have said, I’m here – dedicating a post each day toward using what I learned after 10 NaNoWriMo wins and a … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Do You Really Want to Write a Novel In a Month?
I know I've been gone for some time. So long that irowboat took pity on me and wrote a lovely little post just to let everyone know I still alive, if not exactly prolific. Or able to spread butter on bread. I have drafts and half written posts here on my iPad. More of the … More Silence, Resistance, and Arguing with Myself
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
I’ve always been a believer in quitting. If you’re going to quit, quit early and save time and effort on the wrong thing. I think I’ve started the wrong story. It’s hard to let go of this one because the character is clear and precise, the plot is interesting and I can see the potential … More This Never Happens to Me (well, sometimes)