Let me tell you a story about a writer endlessly wandering her neighborhood. It's the height of the lockdown. April 59th. (Or was it March 33rd?). I feel like I remembering it being warm so it could by May 41st. But also....like I can remember when the lockdown began but not when it actually ended … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post Vol. 32
YO HO ME HEARTIES It is Talk Like a Pirate Day and also *drum roll* But me promise I will not be talk'in yar ear off about me voyages and the time I was marooned. NaNoWriMo is fast approaching (can you tell I'm excited because I've mentioned it like at least once every blog for … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 31
Getting back to normal. But what the heck is normal? Is normal good? Do we even want to get back to normal? I do want to get back to normal BUT *and here we're gonna hold this thought* *also yes to normal meaning I want to be able to leave the house without reasonably worrying … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol 19
This is kinda of a long story so I'll try to sum up as nicely as possible. *ahem* A while back I had the idea to write a novel in a style I called "stream, of consciousness" or "brain dumping "(I know I know. That is basically pantsing but just bear with me alright). That … Continue reading Writing Like a Freight Train (I might kinda recommend it)
Um....so....I WON???? I WON NANOWRIMO 2019!!!! Not even kidding, but it took me FOUR YEARS to win NaNoWriMo. I ended at 50,113 compared to the other three years ending at: 2018: 26k 2017: 38k 2016: 27k So how did I actually win this year and not fall miserably short like the other years? Honestly, not … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019 Wrap Up
IT'S THE END OF OCTOBER. Actually, it's November now. Less than two months till Christmas. Santa's elves already have started showing up at my house, not that they're much help... October was - fall? Like it got chilly and brisk and rainy and windy and sunshine on green leaves (the leaves took a LONG time … Continue reading What was October? Nanowrimo?
First of all, September is my favorite month because it's my birthday month and also the start of fall (the scientists are wrong. Fall starts September 1st). September was...September? Like pretty normal stuff. Swan Lake, editing *cries*, reading (Ebola and a book on the Armenian Genocide. Yeah, I like to read fun stuff), dinosaurs, and … Continue reading How was September? What is October? IS THAT NANOWRIMO I SMELL???
OK...what even happened????(In other words, I did not win.)I originally was not going to do Nanowrimo this year, because the last three months of 2018 were going to be crazier than usual, and I wouldn't have time for it.But then October rolled around - that scent of Autumn and running around in windy weather and … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2018 – A Dumpster Fire
NANOWRIMO IS UPON US!! *writers flee to their keyboards in panic* This is my third year doing Nanowrimo. Hopefully this year I will actually succeed. (November is one of the busiest months of the year for me. Couldn't this be done in January or something?? Read about last year's episode.) And while I may not … Continue reading Tips to Write Faster for Nanowrimo
Um. Hi. Nanowrimo is over and well - I did not succeed *bum da tisss* I ended at 34,000 (which is better than last year). What did I write? Could I have done anything better? Am I still alive? (answer: debatable). What was the novel that I worked on? Well - it's a fantasy novel … Continue reading Nanowrimo: the Aftermath