November is almost over and I have, as I posted, hit the 50k a bit ago. And I am gearing up to finish my novel. What I like about NaNo: We learn what we are capable of: I know for example I am fully capable of writing 2400 works in three hours a day. Well…… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Experience
I have breached the 40k mark and currently sit at 43,827 before this night of writing.At this pace I should be done early which gives me some level of comfort. I don’t think this particular novel has much more than 50-60k in it. When I edit it might expand a little. I have done not…… Continue reading NaNo progress
It was bound to happen and happened later than I thought but I hit that wall at 31,990. The wall of… well, soooo, what happens next then? A big fat blank wall that mocks me with its starkness. I stopped writing because to continue tossing out a word count would just get me crap. A…… Continue reading Hit the NaNo wall
So day 4 and so far I am at 12975. I write at night so technically that is my day 4 writing although I will get some in later in the afternoon as well. I so far am averaging 3200 a day. It is easy to do in the beginning of a novel where it…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress
NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days Here are some tips if you are going to Nano. The results were amazing. I forced myself to write with a new mindset (no editing, not even for misspellings), and the more I just let the words pour forth, the better my story…… Continue reading Reading some tips for Nano
I have only ever done one Nano and that was last year. I wrote it like I write every novel… straight as I go. Pantsing. Seat of my pants style. This year I have one of those concepts that I know if I go with it it is going to fizzle out soon and I…… Continue reading NanoWriMo and planning
Are you a planner? Or a fly by the seat of your pants writer? I fly by the seat of my pants. I have a novel concept, general plot and a main character. And then I start. See where it takes me. It gets more depth. Subplots crop up. Characters develop and become more important…… Continue reading What type of writer are you?
Yes, it is almost that time of year again where we frantically write all for November away when we should be editing. Or I should be editing. Ah, well, I have a new novel I am willing to throw into the NaNo machine to get it revved up and see what comes of it. I…… Continue reading Gearing up for NaNoWriMo
I just finished my 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. It has been a fun journey and have greatly enjoyed this first time experience of this writing competition. There is something great about learning and knowing you can consistently write every single day and make progress on your work. It is a great feeling. It tells me…… Continue reading We have a Winner!
It is about midway through the month of writing November. Currently my target should be 25k and I am at 37,091. I have been pretty consistent writing about 2k to 2500 a night. And it is definitely a night. Earliest start time is midnight. So my day 14 is actually posted for the 15th. I…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo
So I am doing Nano this November. I have never done it before. It just always seemed like back timing for me with other things like work and other obligations. However, I have always had a strong desire to do it. The thrill of writing that much in a day with a deadline at the…… Continue reading NanoWriMo