Well, I didn't hit the 50K word count goal for NaNoWriMo 2016, but I wasn't planning on doing that. (I'm trying to remind myself that I didn't really "fail" this year's NaNoWriMo challenge, because my goals were different from the word count ones. It's kind of working.) Instead, I focused my energies on the rewrite … Continue reading NaNo 2016 Recap
Yeah, I've decided to do NaNoWriMo again this year. But, this year, I'm participating as a NaNo Rebel. I got the idea - and the bug - from writer and editor Kate Johnston, aka 4amwriter (website and twitter), who talks more in-depth about the concept of how to be a NaNo rebel here. As for … Continue reading Once More Into the Breach
In addition to being the start of National Novel Writing Month, November 1 has additional significance for American writers: it's National Author's Day! Here is some of the history, as supplied by NationalDayCalendar.com: The idea of setting aside a day to celebrate American authors came from Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement (Illinois) … Continue reading National Author’s Day
I figured I'd better put something up here so folks haven't think I've died or otherwise slipped off the planet. While it may seem - from the non-existence of posts on this blog since the end of 2014 - that I haven't been doing any writing, I've actually been doing a fair share of it, … Continue reading January 2015 (writing) recap
The title of today's post comes from the age-old question: which came first? But, it's not what came first that concerns me this time around, but what's coming next. For me, it's...NaNoWriMo 2014! I know, I know: NaNoWriMo - or, National Novel Writing Month, that month-long free-write extravaganza, for those of you unfamiliar with that … Continue reading The chicken or the egg?