The infamous end-of-week-two strikes again. Ever since I got out of high school, I’ve found myself falling behind by the thirteenth of the month in NaNoWriMo. Goodness only knows why I should fall behind now that I have only fifteen hours of work a week, instead of a mandatory high-school attendance from 7-in-the-god-forsaken-morning until two-in-the-can’t-get-here-soon-enough-afternoon.… Continue reading Losing Ground on NaNoWriMo
It’s day seven of my seventh NaNoWriMo, and I’m only moderately behind. As my book has 15 chapters planned, I’ve been focusing more on getting a chapter done every other day than exactly hitting word count. It’s a new strategy for me, but I feel good about it. Rather than focus on the pedantic, quantitative… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Lucky Number Seven
You know NaNoWriMo’s over when you’re not sure of anything anymore, but people are handing you hot chocolate and telling you it’s going to be okay now that it’s December. I feel like WriMos should have their own campaign: It Gets Better (in December) As always, I’ve finished my 50,000 words, and as usual, I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo’s End
I told myself that I would write you all a charming blog about NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously last Sunday, but I’ll be honest, I’m just not feeling up to it. I can’t remember the last time I felt like I had so much on my plate. I just got home Wednesday after traveling for… Continue reading Night of Writing Dangerously, and the Aftermath of THAT
They say week two is the hard one, and I think they’re right. I’ve lost my initial steam and everything that I REALLY neglected the first week now needs my attention. There is a fine art to figuring out just how much to neglect your real life during NaNoWriMo. I was painfully drudging through the… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Blues
Not too many people know what a novelette is. They get the gist of it pretty easy, but it’s not a word that’s thrown around a lot. Unless you’ve spent some serious time going through the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s guidelines for the Nebula Awards though, chances are you don’t know a… Continue reading Why Would You Write a Novelette?