quotable “you can’t go back…”

In keeping with the traditions of the NaNoWriMo season, I've a quote for you that can be applied to the herculean task of writing 50,000 words in one month... or, more generally - to life.  🙂 "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - … Continue reading quotable “you can’t go back…”

Quotable Thursday: “All you have to do is write one true sentence”

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is otherwise known, I'm posting a quote from Hemingway.  These are the words he'd say to himself, when faced with writer's block or self doubt - "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." - … Continue reading Quotable Thursday: “All you have to do is write one true sentence”

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-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