I think this is my 5th or 6th Nano and I have won every year. I won yesterday night and it is my latest win to date. I tend to win around mid-month because I average around 2k-2500 words. But this year I was finishing a novel that was tricky and when that was complete…… Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo
I am at around 32k Nano writing, the novel is around 68k so far. And it is getting to the conclusion section. Should be about 90k when done, rough draft. Real rough when I do nano. Tend to be skimpy on details. So have to add all that later. Not sure, but I might finish…… Continue reading Rift World: My nano novel is finishing up
I am currently at 16, 988 Description It is actually working out quite well for a rough draft. The main issue is keeping the tone of this character. I am used to rather lighter characters, but she is… not. And her baggage has baggage. I am currently procrastinating on a significant scene. This nano…… Continue reading Rift world: NaNoWriMo novel
Usually I choose a new novel to work on for NaNoWriMo. And I could do that this year too. I have plenty of ideas on the back burner. But I also have two novels I want to finish. So I have chosen one of them as the novel to finish. However, it is a slow…… Continue reading Not sure if I will win Nano this year
Almost time for NaNoWriMo: Novel writing month in November. Writing is all about a soul yearning for a reality that doesn’t exist. It seems to me. And those realities have a certain pull to them over our own. Such a pull we have to write them down. Soul Yearnings My soul haunts a place, It…… Continue reading Poem: Soul yearning
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
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?
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