Another NaNoWriMo is in the books. See what I did there? According to the very singular, somewhat myopic, yet completely measurable goal 50,000 words in 30 days, I didn’t finish. However, based on what I accomplished toward my writing business over the month of November, I’ve decided that to call this a loss is akin… Continue reading Winning My Own Way
First off, I’d like to point you over to Alma Alexander’s website. Back in the Dawn of the First Age of the Interwebs, Alma and her husband Deck were part of a Usenet group called misc.writing. A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about the book they co-wrote: Letters from the Fire. They… Continue reading Na-No Excuses
My manuscript for Release currently stands at just under 21000 words. That’s an impressive number, but the fact is… it’s only 1/4 of the way to “novel” length. I know my story arc. I know the character’s goals and challenges. I know what they’re up against, and I know why. I can see the entire… Continue reading The Sophomore Slump
During the Author Blog Challenge, I wrote about my inspiration for Rising. Today’s post focuses on my upcoming work in progress – Release. On November 1st, I’ll pour tons of energy into book two of the Adept Cycle. Release is a guilty pleasure of mine.Then again, most of my writing is It is, of course,… Continue reading NaNo 2 – Interpreting Inspiration, Part 2
The 35-day Author Blog Challenge is behind us. I promised to move onward to the NaNo challenge starting today! So here I am! Today’s prompt asks us to write a page-long synopsis of our NaNo Work-In-Progress-To-Be. In the NaNo world, there are two types of writers: Planners and pantsers. The first is your detailed-outliner. She… Continue reading NaNo 1 – Release Synopsis
There are a whole lot of opinions around NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) and its companion program, Camp NaNoWriMo… the latter of which begins today. There are plenty of articles written on why you should or why you should not NaNo. Some of the dissenting articles are vicious, claiming that “All NaNo-written work is garbage!… Continue reading Should You NaNo?