Category: NaNoWriMo

In Which I Compare Writing To Knitting 13

In Which I Compare Writing To Knitting

I’ve been doing a lot of knitting lately. I’ve also been doing a lot of writing. With NaNoWriMo almost over I’ve been working hard to sit down and write every day. I haven’t always managed that but I’m much better than I was last year. Now what does knitting have to...

A Quick NaNo Update: 31,000 words and Counting 1

A Quick NaNo Update: 31,000 words and Counting

I can’t believe it! I have officially written 31,000 words. And that’s after being behind by 6,000 words over this last weekend. Consider that every day adds another 1,667 words to whatever I end up being behind and you can guess how much work it take to catch up. I spent...

Turning Adversity Into Your Advantage 2

Turning Adversity Into Your Advantage

If you follow this blog you will have noticed that I haven’t been posting as often as I normally do. Part of the reason is, of course, the overwhelming writing challenge that is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I’ve talked about the last few posts. The other part, and a...

Fairies Don’t Write Novels… 13

Fairies Don’t Write Novels…

One of the things I like about being a member of the NaNoWriMo siteĀ is the Pep Talk emails from published authors. One of my favorite authors, Diana Gabaldon (the Outlander series & Lord John Grey series), wrote one a few weeks ago. Today we received one from Stephanie Perkins, author of...

The Words Were In My Favor But… 5

The Words Were In My Favor But…

It’s Day 4 so how about a very quick NaNo update? I got started a day late and as of yesterday morning I was still a day behind. But lots of words can happen in a day, and they did. Not only did I get caught up, I went over by...

BOOM, Baby! NaNo Is Here! 5

BOOM, Baby! NaNo Is Here!

Sorry for the post blackout. Last week of October meant getting blitzed with end-of-season marching band events, end-of-regular-season football games, Halloween, a family emergency, and a visit from The Niece. And let’s not forget NaNo began yesterday. Le Sigh. I’m tired already. At least the clocks turned back and I got...

Here We Go… 0

Here We Go…

There are only two days left until I take on two challenges that will run me straight through to December. October Poetry Writing Month (OctPoWriMo) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For those of you who are not in the know, OctPoWriMo is a 31-Day poetry challenge where you write 31...

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Monday’s Muse: Tightrope Walker

My weekend was a long one. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not a big fan of the long weekend when it just won’t end. When it’s a good one, time goes by quickly, right? This one wasn’t particularly bad, but it wasn’t the greatest either. To say I’m...

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Monday’s Muse: Hope, and a NaNo update

Hi everyone. I don’t know how your weekend went but mine was eventful with more than a little bit of stress. I was thankful for the little bits of sunshine that came my way in the form of my niece visiting again, the books I found at my favorite bookstore (Poetry...

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NaNoWriMo Update

Time for a NaNo update. If you look over to your right in my sidebar you should notice a NaNo word count widget. Do you see it? There’s a number in it. I have written about 12, 606 words to date. I’ll be honest. That number does not count the words...

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