How do you write?

Well, it's that time again.  We're in the midst of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where novices and experts alike try to write 50,000 words in one month. I wish I could say there are two kinds of writers - those who struggle to craft every word and those who write quickly and with a … Continue reading How do you write?

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NaNo WriMo’s Eve

Hello there, I'm dusting off the cobwebs of this blog to wish you a happy NaNoWriMo's eve. And while I'm at it, for all the non-writers out there, happy Halloween! But back to the topic at hand - NaNoWriMo. In case you didn't know, November is National Novel Writing Month. It's a chaotic time, when … Continue reading NaNo WriMo’s Eve

All Hallows’ Eve…of NaNoWriMo

Today, people will dress up in all kinds of costumes and go to parties and/or get free candy.  But writers... Well, writers embarking on the adventure known as NaNoWriMo will eye the clock, fingers will be poised over keyboards or over a well-loved notebook, waiting - Waiting for that month that embodies both a writer's … Continue reading All Hallows’ Eve…of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo and nap plotting

National Novel Writing Month & The Importance of nap plotting Alas, I've been a bad blogger over the last few weeks. 😦  Life got busy, as it tends to do, but, like the prodigal daughter, I have returned.  So, let's slaughter the fatted calf or NaNoWriMo word counts, if we can manage it... I don't … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and nap plotting

NaNoWriMo is coming…

National Novel Writing Month (in November, in case you didn't know) is right around the corner...are you ready for it? ....am I? hmmm.  I'm not as ready as I'd like to be, but I do have a few writing ideas that I've been thinking about.  Essentially, my internal debate comes down to two choices.  Should … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is coming…

NaNoWriMo-ers – Don’t stop writing!

And so, we've come to the end of NaNoWriMo and many of us optimistic writers have failed at the goal to write 50,000 words in one month.  😦  Boo, hiss. Let's face it, statistically and realistically, a large portion of us were not going to get to that glittering goal of 50,000 words. "But why?" … Continue reading NaNoWriMo-ers – Don’t stop writing!

NaNoWriMo – Hitting the wall

Writer's Block - Hitting the wall We've just passed the halfway point of NaNoWriMo and if you're anything like me, you've hit a wall (or several) in your quest to write a novel.  Writer's block happens to everyone and the constraints of NaNoWriMo are there to try to pull you through the worst of your … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Hitting the wall

NaNoWriMo – Keeping motivation with a writer’s group

Keeping motivation with a writer's group Before last year, I had a history of starting novels, writing intensely for awhile, and then, allowing a road block in my novel to derail the entire story.  For all of these projects, I would start off loving my story idea and after a few months of struggling, I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Keeping motivation with a writer’s group

NaNoWriMo – humble writer struggling against the numbers

I don't know about you, but my writing pace is slow.  Now, I can run my mouth off discussing topics on nearly anything, but sit me down to write a novel (outlined or not) and my pace becomes glacial. Why? Even when I know where I want to go, can see my character frolicking around … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – humble writer struggling against the numbers