Oh man, I hate to admit defeat, but here I have to. No! Not on Nano completely, just on the editing. 🙂 I can’t keep up with this whole going by the clock instead of how much you actually do thing. The only reason I was able to do Nano the last two years … More Nano Is Not For Editing
Yep, we’re halfway through Nanowrimo and I hit the ‘I hate my f#%^ing novel phase right on schedule. And based on the threads on the Nano website, I’m not the only one. So why is this? We start with so much enthusiasm, that ‘My novel is going great, the plot is flowing, the characters are … More THE ‘I HATE MY NOVEL!’ PHASE, RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.
I’m reading a book on “outlining” a novel, and the emotional beats you want to hit. In it he talks about why people read and how a typical plot is like the stress/pain response in our body. Which brings us to why we read and why we write. The stresses in my life this past … More Fiction Teaches Us How To Feel Without Freaking
Well, it’s here. Election Day. Did anyone else just feel a cold wind or is the AC just too high in the office again? The last few months (like 18!) have been bad and just got uglier and uglier as it went. Especially for someone like me who has friends all around the political circle. … More HOW TO COPE WITH ELECTION DAY
Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of coffee and let your imagination run wild. Make it a flash piece, a short story or even get inspiration for an … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Okay, I have abandoned my poor blog and I am sorry, the last few months have been horrible but I’m back, I swear. And trying to do Nanowrimo! I say trying because it’s day 5 and I am only on 2500 “words.” I say “words” because this year I’m being a Nano rebel and finishing … More I’M BAAAAAAAACK AND DOING NANO!