nanowrimo


Wecome to NaJuWriSoFiAlMo!

As long-time readers are probably aware, I tilt at the windmill of National Novel Writing Month every other year or so. Sometimes I successfully dump 50 thousand words of questionable quality onto the digital page. Most of the time I don’t. And I’ve never been fully pleased with the result. This will not a be…


NaNoFailure

National Novel Writing Month is over, and I have nothing to show for it. Okay, that’s not true. I have over 30 thousand words to show for it, as well as a killer outline I feel really good about, but it’s it’s not National Outline Writing Month is it? I didn’t finish the book. I…


Words Words Words

Since I committed to doing NaNoWriMo this month, I’ve been obsessed with words. How many words have I written today? How many are in this scene? How many have I spent on blog posts and emails and grocery lists that could have been going towards the 50 thousand I need to complete this novel? I’ve…


Punching November Right in the Ghost

Fine. At first I was all, “Oh, I forgot how much I love writing fiction,” and November was like, “Hey, it’s National Novel Writing Month, you want to whip out a short, bad novel?” and then my ever-sagacious wife said, “You should write something about Ghost Punchers,” and so fine — fine — I’ll write…


Words Written, Lessons Learned

So it turns out I’m not actually dead. I’ve just been busy. I mean, guy-with-a-fire-extinguisher-working-at-a-retirement-home-for-pyromaniacs busy. Between working on my NaNoWriMo novel and pouring the hours in at work, I haven’t had a spare moment for blogging. Not complaining, just saying. (In fact, this very post was started two weeks ago, but stalled mid-sentence due…