In my last post, I said that I hoped to be able to reveal some of my reasons for dropping NaNo early next year. Well, friend, the stars have aligned and I can reveal one of them to you now. Right here, in this very post! This past Monday, after weeks of planning and negotiation, … Continue reading Have I Got News For You!
We're halfway through the month, and so I should be halfway through the 50k. Friend, I am not. I currently have 11,349 words, which means I am 15,323 words behind where I should be. The NaNo website informs me that I would need to write 2577 words per day to finish on time. That's not … Continue reading The Mid-NaNo Report
Another ramble about more stuff: Birthdays, NaNoWriMo, and Silk Flower Goodbye
It turns out you CAN have too much of a good thing.
There's a rather prevalent idea in the writer community that you need to write every day - and that if you don't write every day you're not a "real writer". I used to believe that. I don't anymore. I understand it, in principle. Making writing a habit means that you don't waste time waiting for … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Rest, Baby
Welcome to Part 3 of “My Stories Under the Microscope” or “MSUM”, where I run 13 of my short stories through Hemingway and take a closer look at the results. This time it’s all about the passive voice. First, let's have a (maybe not so quick) refresher. If you don't need a refresher, feel free to … Continue reading MSUM Part 3 – Passing on the Passive Voice
Friends, thank you for supporting me through the craziness that was July. I managed to reach my goal of 100 poems for my not-so-secret project, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without your help. There's a lot of work still to be done on it, but in the meantime... We have a … Continue reading Title and Cover Reveal!