NaNoWriMo 2020

I’m excited to say that I’m once again jumping into the daily word count fray this year and participating in NaNoWriMo! I hadn’t planned to do NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, what a year it’s been. Surely there were other things I should be focusing on? Between all the writing I have done that I’veContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020”

NaNoWriMo: The Kids’ Edition

I feel very fortunate because this year, my younger daughter Maggie is doing NaNoWriMo with me. There is an entire young writer’s program for NaNoWriMo that kids can sign up for. Maggie is going to do it, and so are most of the kids in her class. And that’s my fault. During the annual openContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: The Kids’ Edition”

NaNoWriMo: 2015 Edition

It’s November 1st. That means it’s time to kick off NaNoWriMo. And once again, I’m participating. And new this year, so is my nine year old, Maggie! Throughout the month I’ll post various updates on the progress for both of us. Tomorrow I’ll explain how I got Maggie, and her whole 4th grade class, involved. ButContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: 2015 Edition”

NaNoWriMo – The Lessons Learned

Let’s start off with this brief summary of my participation in this year’s NaNoWriMo: I WON! Yes, that’s right, I won the NaNoWriMo contest this year, where anyone who hits the 50,000 word mark in a brand-new-never-having-written-a-word-of-your-NaNoWriMo-novel inside of thirty days wins. What do we win? The ability to say we won. That’s it. NoContinue reading “NaNoWriMo – The Lessons Learned”

NaNoWriMo 2014 Update

We’re twelve days into NaNoWriMo 2014. How are you doing? Have you cracked under the pressure? Are the words flowing out of you like silver streams of pure literature destined to alter the landscape of fiction as we know it? Are you plowing through your novel, letting the stream of consciousness spill from your mindContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Update”

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2

I promise not post progress every single day. I think will tend to make people bonkers. But here we are at the end of day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m just curious: how’s it going? For myself, I’m just over 6000 words. It’s a nice start, especially since I know that once the work week hits, lifeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2”

NaNoWriMo 2014 Commenceth

NaNoWriMo started today. For those unfamiliar with this term, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It started 15 years ago in the San Francisco area with 21 people participating. Last year there were over 400,000 people who participated. Not bad for something that started as a tiny idea. So what is NaNoWriMo? It’s aContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Commenceth”

Blogging, Blogging, And More Blogging

Read this. It’s great. I was thinking about this topic a bit myself today. I previously wrote about NaNoWriMo and why I’m not participating. I think the concept is brilliant and wish all the participants the best, but because of the state of my own writing, I’m not in a position to participate. My friendContinue reading “Blogging, Blogging, And More Blogging”

NaNoWriMo Has Begun! (But Not For Me…)

In what is doubtlessly the hundred thousandth post on NaNoWriMo, I wanted to say good luck to everyone crazy enough to undertake the challenge. And we writers are nothing if not a crazy bunch. I have never participated in NaNoWriMo. And as with previous years, I won’t be doing it this year. But, happily, forContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Has Begun! (But Not For Me…)”