Category: NaNoWriMo

The effect of a cat on motivation and routine

The effect of a cat on motivation and routine

If deciding at the last minute to take on a reasonable facsimile of NaNoWriMo was to serve a purpose, it has only taken two days to realize it. Before I was out of bed this morning, mind habitually processing what the day would entail, I […]

NaNoWriMo minus the novel

  Whenever November 1st comes around, I think of NaNoWriMo. You may think it odd, but once committed to a month of writing nearly 1800 words each day, expecting to complete a novel, you remember. If you’re unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it’s National November Writing Month. The […]

What was I thinking? Round Two.

Last year as response to a request from a friend, I committed myself to 30 days of writing my first novel during National November Writing Month, lovingly referred to as NaNoWriMo.  Fifty-thousand words written in 30 days qualifies anyone as a winner and outside of […]

Procrastination and Christmas

Procrastination and Christmas

NaNoWriMo is officially over and what have I done with my crappy draft of a half-done manuscript since November 30th? Well.

Moving around a roadblock.

Moving around a roadblock.

  I was going to write about all of the heavy thoughts I’ve been mulling over since the election this past Tuesday and about how at a time like this I would normally feel like jumping up and down, waving flags and celebrating with sheer […]

So, how’s it going?

So, how’s it going?

  Day 3 of NaNoWriMo is waning but my energy to keep writing hasn’t and that feeling has been present each day so far — sort of.    And I’m ahead of myself, so allow me an explanation:  I think this will be an important place […]

Four Days and Counting…

Four Days and Counting…

  …until NaNoWriMo begins and although I feel my planning is not only coming along nicely, it’s fun.  That’s always a good sign, isn’t it? I have a loose schedule figured out for myself: Rise early (okay, so earlier than waiting until the MoH backs […]

Getting Organized for NaNoWriMo

Getting Organized for NaNoWriMo

In the last few days that I’ve been adjusting to participating in NaNoWriMo, I’ve been planning.  Thinking and planning.  Thinking, and reading, listening, remembering, and planning.  What I’ve not been doing is planning a plot for my novel. Wait. My. Novel.

The time is now…

The time is now…

  The commuter traffic outside my office window has slowed somewhat, but it’s Friday,  so the expected busy, busy of anyone riding the weekend’s momentum has made for a much more noisy morning than I like.  Gardeners have started their mowers, weed whackers, blowers.  I […]