What is the dilemma you ask. The dilemma is this: Do you follow where you characters lead or are you determined to keep the story on the course you’ve already determined for it? This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. As I have written my story, it has taken quite a few … More The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.
In case you haven’t noticed, my blog posts this month have been all over the place. What’s that? You didn’t notice? Oh well… they have been. I’m not someone who is used to writing a blog post every single day and get my word count for NaNoWriMo and do everything else I have to do … More Go with the flow…
YES I CAN! Well, two days ago I was feeling very despondent. I lost so much momentum over the weekend and my word count was nowhere near where I wanted it. I thought writing on a long holiday weekend where I had plenty of time would be easy… right? Ya think? NOT! Basically I feel … More Back in the saddle again!
Yes, I’m late but I finally got the thing up. OK… It was an honest mistake, I promise. I’m not going to go on too much but I do want to talk about something I tweeted about recently. A friend of mine has discovered something about her #NaNoWriMo story and I congratulate her because it’s … More Yes I know it’s late. But it’s here and that’s what counts.
I got an e-mail today from NaNoWriMo about the second week being so hard on us WriMos. Apparently the first week is flush with success and in the second week, we tend to slow down and start struggling. A friend of mine is also participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year and we … More ME vs HER: The Week 2 Blues!
I am taking a page out of a friend’s book. She wrote a post a day or so ago about how discouraged she had become over her word count in NaNoWriMo. LINK I have also found myself becoming discouraged about my word count and I realized something this morning (after she pointed it out to … More Happy Sunday!
30 Days of posts has already broken me. I am completely void of any ideas… So you have to suffer some of my randomness. How does an octopus go to war? … … … … Well-Armed What kind of horses go out after dusk? … … … … Nightmares! Had enough goofy jokes yet? Are … More I have run out of post ideas…
Have you ever worked up to a midnight deadline? The scramble before midnight is a sight to behold. I found this silly picture of owls some time ago and decided it needed to be NaNoed. I think it’s a pretty accurate depiction but what do you think? At any rate, on to the midnight madness. … More Midnight Madness… NaNoNuts!
Well, I guess we won’t be seeing a return of the app that gave us “Christmas magic” from our fun red Starbucks cups. While I appreciate that Starbucks enjoys changing with the times, my children will be heartbroken once again. I have to admit I’m a little heartbroken too… Last year I could not adequately … More This one’s not about NaNoWriMo.
Fair warning… 90% of my posts for the next 29 days will be #NaNoWriMo-related. This morning, I forced myself to get up at a “decent” hour, fixed coffee and I even got out of my pajamas. Then I sat down to write. Yes…I have to make myself get out of my comfy PJs. Don’t you? … More 600 words in an hour then 250 in 10 minutes…