Tag: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo fail

I was fairly enthusiastic about NaNoWriMo for the first two weeks. Then… I got tired of it. And annoyed by it. And frustrated with myself and my apparent inability to write anything that didn’t suck. So I stopped, and for two weeks, I didn’t write at all. In those first two weeks I wrote 20,623 […]

NaNoWriMo: What a difference a day makes

Right, so November started this week, and with November comes NaNoWriMo. I participated last year and, to my amazement, actually wrote an entire novel (more or less) in a month. I’d spent nearly seven years finishing up my first novel, and it was empowering to realize that if I commit myself to it, I *can* […]

NaNoWriMo: The End…?

As of this morning, my NaNoWriMo word count is 45,458. I’m right on schedule for hitting 50,000 words by Monday. There’s just one problem: I don’t know how the novel ends. It’s definitely getting there. About two-thirds of the way through I hit that “point of no return,” the crisis moment where the story has […]

NaNoWriMo update

As of this morning, my NaNoWriMo project is up to 18,714 words—that’s 64 pages. Writing that many pages in just over a week is a pretty amazing feat for me, so I’m excited. The most interesting part of this process has been the routine. Every morning I write a scene or two, usually totaling a […]

NaNoWriMo – am I insane?

I’ve considered taking part in National Novel Writing Month for the past few years, but never took the plunge. This year I’m actually going through with it. The goal is to write an entire novel, of at least 50,000 words, between now and November 30. This kind of goes against everything I believe in. When […]

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