I didn't plan beyond the first week. I had a list of prompts and scenes, for if I got stuck in a rut, but I didn't use them. I am getting way too comfortable in the familiar of the rut. I need to commit to climbing out of it faster! I got sick. And then… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won
I'm in! Can't believe I'm signing up for this again. It would be amazing if I could beat what I managed to get out last year: 12,670. That novel has since grown to a 49,708 word beast that is no where near finished the zero-th draft and needs a lot of chopping. But I can't… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017
So I got 12,670 words. NaNoWriMo 2016 got off to a halting start and fizzled to a stationary end. I'm Grateful. Disappointed. Excuse-making. Proud. Conflicted. Whirl-pooling. My general anxious stressing heady self. Stop. Breathe. That was my November motto. December is kicking off with: kindness and compassion - to myself as well as others. So what… Continue reading The end of NaNoWriMo 2016
I recently read this article titled '3 signs you should give up on your story' by K M Weiland. In summary, the answer is RARELY. But after sitting on the same idea for more than ten years and getting lost over and again and losing motivation over and again. I've called it. I may return to it one day, but for… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2016
To NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo? That is my question ... what do you think? I'm 25K words into my first novel! (As of this evening and following a long and crazy break.) I am so excited to get back into it. Trying to set myself some goals. 600 words a day seems reasonable but… Continue reading 25K words in – to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?