Posts tagged with nanowrimo
1 December 2014 - A Reflection on Winning #NaNoWriMo
Writing is like sexual metaphors: The less you practice, the more you’ll embarrass yourself when you finally pull out and fumble sheepishly for your pants.
3 December 2013 - Life after #NaNoWriMo 2013
I crossed the 2013 National Novel Writing Month finish line with just above 50,100 words, with 13 hours to spare. This was my third year, but my first “win.”
17 November 2013 - Another Quick Recap
So my participation in National Novel Writing Month is proceeding better than I expected. I’m actually above my target word count for this point in the month, coming in somewhere just north of 27,000 words.
9 December 2012 - NaNoWriMo ’12 — A Reflection
I still didn’t “win” in the sense of hitting 50k — December rolled onto the calendar when I was at but 25k — but I am quite satisfied with how the month turned out. I approached the task with a bit more humility and did more pre-NaNo planning than last year, so I have a product that I can keep working on throughout the year.
4 November 2012 - Assorted Reflections and Updates
A dozen updates and observations from the perspective of early November, 2012.Assorted Reflections and Updates
1 November 2012 - In the Beginning: #NaNoWriMo 2012
In the Beginning … the writer created new heavens and a new earth. This new earth was without form and void, and blankness was upon the face of the writer’s notebook; and the Flash of Inspiration was moving over the face of the notebook.
10 December 2011 - The Last Few Weeks ….
Caught in a titanic struggle between “busy” and “sick,” the last few weeks have been somewhat less than enjoyable. Nevertheless, a few items of note are worth passing along.
20 November 2011 - Past, Present, Future
Feels like I’ve been living my own little version of A Christmas Carol lately.
12 November 2011 - Assorted Ruminations
Well. What an interesting couple of weeks it’s been. Summary commentary follows, on subjects as diverse as writing, politics, socializing and privacy. Read on, dear friends, and be enlightened. …
1 November 2011 - NaNoWriMo: Taking the Plunge
Aided by the counsel of my good friend Duane, I’ve decided to take the leap into actually writing a novel instead of merely intending to write one. The National Novel Writing Month — conveniently contemporaneous with “November” on the calendar — provides aspiring novelists a loosely structured environment for pulling together a work of fiction of 50,000 or more words.