Right now, it’s very late. I’ve been working on my computer all day for Paid Jobs. I still have 2 blog posts to catch up on, work deadlines looming, a trip to San Francisco to prepare for (Yes, I got into The Night of Writing Dangerously!) Thanks to a new assignment, I am cramming math for writing SAT prep … More Setting A Good Example, or, Screw It
This last month seemed like it should be the easy one, the victorious lazy stumble across the finish line after the marathon has been run. But I do not know if writing is ever like that, the happy slow jog to the end. I think writing is always something we must remember to keep buoyant, … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write Through It, with lists and bad holiday advice
Two novels in November; 100,000 words. 600,000 words since January. It has been over a year since I decided to write a novel a month for 2012. And it's hard to believe that it is almost over. Honestly, I expected to feel more relief than this as the end drew near, as the hurdle of … More Twelve Down, One to Go! with looking forward….
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.
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.
Only two days ago, I carried wine to my car in the snow. The cold air here is whistling down the neck of still-musty coats retrieved from storage boxes, leaves skitter in the wind, and a pumpkin late graces my writing time instead of coffee. Yes, NaNoWriMo is nearly here. No matter how prepared or … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Step Away
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!)
Day Seventeen: 50,011 of 50,000 So this happened… It wasn’t pretty toward the end there, as you can tell by that snippet of my last line. But I just wrote a novel in a week. Now, I can have my iPad.