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…”
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”
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
For years now, I have been fighting a battle of wills and words for the marathon known as NaNoWriMo - or National Novel Writing Month, for those of you that some how have escaped the many blog posts or articles about this sacred month. In this month of November (why couldn't it have been a … Continue reading Do you NaNoWriMo?