Category Archives: Writing

Thinkin’ About: NaNoWriMo (again).

Well, it’s about to be November again, which means it’s about to be National Novel Writing Month again as well. As always, I’ll be joining in the fun. I have two projects that I’m excited about, and I’ll work on … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016: Week 3 Progress

Well, I missed my Week 2 check in. Work was busy, a few things happened in my personal life that required my attention, and then there were new books that I needed to read right this very minute. (Reviews of … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016: Week 1 Progress

Ok. So. As it turns out? I’m not good at planning my stories. Obviously this is something I need to work on. My word count for Week 1 might seem dishearteningly low, but a major part of that is a … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ About: Camp NaNoWriMo

So, the first of this year’s two Camp NaNoWriMo months is April, and I’m determined—somewhat determined? a little determined?—to do some writing in the next calendar month. This means I’ll need to finish my planning in the next few days. … Continue reading

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Romantic subplots and why they’re starting to bother me.

It’s been a little while since I’ve had much to write about here. I’ve be caught up reading Pierce Brown’s Golden Son and Morning Star—which are really great, but I don’t seem to read them as quickly as I do … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Retrospective

It’s December 1st, which means that NaNoWriMo is over. I’m imagining that a huge sigh of relief is being breathed by writers the world over. As a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I failed this year’s NaNoWriMo. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 3 Progress

I didn’t do any writing on my NaNo novel this week, although I did possibly come up with a plot. Or, as my screenwriting teacher would have called it, the A story line. It doesn’t yet work within the series … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 2 Progress

Well, there’s no denying that my writing stalled out this week. I had the semblance of a plot, or maybe the illusion of a plot, when what I really needed was a tangible, actual, real plot. What very few words … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 1 Progress

The first week of NaNoWriMo is complete. Here’s how it went down for me. I started late and slow. In past years I’ve begun writing right at midnight after whatever Halloween festivites I’ve taken part in. This year I was … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ About: Accountability

This year hasn’t been a great year for me and my writing. It’s been a great year otherwise, but I did almost no writing. So here I am, on the verge of November and NaNoWriMo, thinking about how to make … Continue reading

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