NaNoWriMo: 5 Ways to Crush A Writing Stall

In my last post, I talked about the 30,000 word slump  – my name for it, anyway. It’s that point in the novel where it all seems to go to Hell in the proverbial hand basket. It may or may not happen exactly at 30,000, but every novel at some point stalls out, completely out … More NaNoWriMo: 5 Ways to Crush A Writing Stall

Sometimes Shit Happens

Sometimes shit happens. Generally, it happens right after a commitment, or a recommitment. Shit likes to hide off to the side, waiting until the right time to strike and derail us. Sometimes, very often, the derailment works. The trick isn’t to power through it, or to stick it out, or to beat ourselves up for … More Sometimes Shit Happens

Achilles’ Heels

Some of you might be wondering why The Lady Of The Blog™ hasn’t been posting on a terribly regular basis since the end of the year. You might think that her hands have shattered under the sheer volume of words typed; and you’d be forgiven for being wrong. After all, 650,000 words is a lot of … More Achilles’ Heels

Guest Post: Embracing Incoherence (or, Rambling for Focus)

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)