Every now and then, 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! “We've been raised with a false belief: We mistakenly believe that criticism leads to failure. From the time we get to school, we're taught … More Inspiration #25
I must be brief tonight, but I wanted to check in with this blog for a moment for a quick update. Because I finally have A Plan for this year. And I am a happier person when I have things like plans and goals to work toward. Second, I let slip yesterday on my Facebook … More What Comes Now (For Real) a briefest of brief updates
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.
First of all, a quick shout-out to my 12noveling sister. This was her last month of the project, and she did an amazing job, especially considering that she never wrote anything nearly this big ever before and she chose actual genres for each month. I barely know what genre I will write in until the … More Six Down, Six to Go! (Holy crap, we’re halfway there!)
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.
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! “As a writer, you must maintain your basic integrity: You must be true to what you believe in, nd you must write mainly for yourself. If … More Inspiration #17
Day Fifteen: 31,617 of 50,000 I’m a little excited about getting my iPad when I finish this novel. I’m also shocked and really proud of the word count I’ve been able to rack up with that particular carrot on a stick. And it’s made me wonder what it is that’s really so different about being … More In Which the Writer is Absurdly Excited
Day Twenty-Seven: 50,685 of 50,000 words Despite getting this month off to a rocky start, and thanks to a mild stomach flu that kept me relatively downed this weekend, I’m done. Done I tell you! Well, you know, until next month. In three days. The disturbing bit is that despite the setbacks this month, I’m … More Two Down, Ten To Go!
Day Twenty One: 37,279 of 50,000 words I write fast. And messy. It’s how I’ve learned to do things. It’s because at heart I’m a classic overthinker; if I don’t get words on the page before I have a chance to analyze what I’m doing, it doesn’t happen. Perfectionism is the middle name of my … More Musing Upon Shitty First Drafts
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