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
It’s t-minus-13 days to NaNoWriMo. Last year was my first time participating. And while it’s true that the whole event begets a certain stigma in the writing world (i.e., those poor editors and publishers get inundated with un-edited, half-baked tripe starting on December 1st), I use it for the momentum that it generates. About this point in… Continue reading Day 35 – Onward!
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?
NaNoWriMo is behind us. For those not in the know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writer’s Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org). It’s the time when writers everywhere retreat into their homes, hovels and caves to bang out 50,000 words or more, with the hope that, at the end of the month, those words are in some sort of… Continue reading A November to Remember