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
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)
I wanted this to be another inspirational blog post. I did. I wanted to sit down and write something that would lift up the spirits of all my fellow NaNoWriMo participants. But I also am having difficulty myself, and I don’t want to do the disservice of making this all look easy. It isn’t. Writing … More Magic, do as you will
There is no other way to say this: September was a bitch. It didn't come smoothly, despite finding regular writing times every week, and despite my efforts to not fall behind. But I did. Again. On the bright side, I only had 16,000 words left on the last day of the month instead of the … More Nine Down, Three (four) to Go! Or, what it is like to write 16,000 words in a day.
I found this several places today, and it just… fits. Only, for me, it’s a mourning period between writing novels. I don’t really know what anyone expects, but I imagine that it should be a relief to let go of the last project, to move on to a fresh story after a day or celebration … More Month Six Reflections: The Mourning Period
Day Sixteen: Not enough of 50,000 I have been writing. I promise. But… Remember how I keep picking at that novel from January? How I keep working on it in my down time? Yeah… It has posessed my brain completely now. I am stuck on the characters and who they are and what the story … More Mid-May Catching Up with Facehuggers
Day Four: Unknown of 50,000 words We’ve all heard the advice to write what you know. Less common is the advice to write what you want to know. This is the school of thoughts tend to subscribe to, and I’ve been finding that when I learn something in the course of writing it sticks in … More A Mad Idea