NaNoWriMo: Day 14

It has been a rough week.  Not for writing, things are coming along beautifully with the writing.  It has just been a tough week.  I don’t think anyone will really wonder why.  I have turned to writing as a way to help process what is going on in the US.   Here is what hasRead more

NaNoWriMo Adventures 2016: Day 7

Every NaNoWriMo is different for me.  All I know about how I write is that I do it best with a 30 day/50,000 word goal.  Other than that, there are no rules.  No, that’s not accurate: I also cast my characters.  A lot of time is spend casting who would play this character among celebrities.Read more

Issues in Modernizing Old Novels: Character Development

There are a variety of problems and concerns I have as author and reader of modernizations.  One of those issues is character development.  I often ask myself the question: can said character exist in the 21st century?  There are plenty of follow up questions: What is it about said character that doesn’t/does work? What would beRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo – I won this time!

I won this time! It is August and that means July’s Camp NaNoWriMo is over.  This time, I won, but it didn’t come easily.  I already wrote about my struggle to focus and how I spent too much time trying to explain the rules of the world rather than enjoying the story. In the endRead more

FAIL?

Writing Wednesday: July’s Camp is Almost Over!

July’s Camp NaNoWriMo session is almost over and I am not doing well.  Why?  My head isn’t as into it as I hoped.  Where is my head?  Sooooo many other places and most of it can be mentioned just yet.  It has to do with November’s plans, how to fill the 8 months between now andRead more

How I Write

It is almost July, which means it’s round 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo.  I have been writing in NaNoWriMo events for 12 years.  For 12 years, as a writer, I have written in nearly every NaNoWriMo event.   For about 66% of that time I have thought about what it means to be a writer, especially asRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Recollection Wednesday is the day I look back and where I have been as a reader, writer, knitter, person, etc.  Typically it will be connected to a book I have read in the past.  By past I mean, not this week.  This is still not a book review, but like with many book clubs, theRead more

Writing and Confidence and Failure

I am switching things around and Fridays are now going to be me discussing anything I want to discuss in my life.  It could be knitting, Wikipedia, work, writing, more reading, Cedric Doggery, Sabine the cat, or anything else.  Why?  I DO WHAT I WANT! That’s why.  Please to enjoy. Once a month I meetRead more

No, I Didn’t Win Camp NaNoWriMo and That’s OK

For the first time in a very long time, I did not win Camp NaNoWriMo.  It’s actually not a big deal and here is why. First, some background is necessary.  While November is the main NaNoWriMo period, in April and July there are two smaller periods with self-defined goals.  Instead of 50,000 you can chooseRead more