5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won

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

The end of NaNoWriMo 2016

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

25K words in – to NaNoWriMo or not to NaNoWriMo?

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?