Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 Prep – A Final Installment

In this last Writing Wednesday before NaNoWriMo begins I think I have finally settled on which story idea that was banging around my head I will attempt to tackle in the upcoming month. I have long been fascinated by steampunk novels, though to be honest I do not understand steam technology as well as I … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 Prep – A Final Installment

Writing Wednesday: A NaNoWriMo preview — 2014

November is coming up soon and that means NaNoWriMo is upon us once again.   I have been participating in NaNoWriMo for years now, though only once have I actually managed to write 50,000 words in the thirty days.   Still, the purpose of NaNoWriMo, for me, is to keep writing.   It is less about writing good … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A NaNoWriMo preview — 2014

Writing Wednesday: On Writing – Tips learned from NaNoWriMo

Looking at the history of my blog, I realize that I have not written as often as I would have liked this year. I can justify this by saying that there have been times when I have been busy and just haven’t found the time to write, or at other times I have not had … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: On Writing – Tips learned from NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2013 prep : On Magic

I have been thinking again about planning a novel, hopefully in preparation for NaNoWriMo this year.  I was successful with NaNoWriMo in 2010, but have not participated since, and I would like to give it a go again this year.  One of the main things I have been working on planning and outlining before writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 prep : On Magic

NaNoWriMo 2011: A preview

I know that I have barely finished NaNoWriMo 2010 (and by finish, I mean that I wrote 50,000 words.  I had every intention of revising, but as I read it again, I realized it needs so much more work than just revision.  I will save this away as a possible rough draft outline of a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2011: A preview

Thanksgiving and a late Writing Wednesday update

Today is Thanksgiving. If you want to know just a few of the things I am thankful for this year, you can read my post from Monday.  To that list I will add: I am thankful that my son slept well last night, so that his mother and I could sleep well.  We really couldn't … Continue reading Thanksgiving and a late Writing Wednesday update

Writing Wednesday, Yet another NaNoWriMo update

Yesterday I crossed that magical 30,000 word mark.  This is a wonderful thing, I am now 60% done with this novel.  For me, this is more important than the half-way mark I passed a few days earlier.  Halfway is a hump, but now at this point I'm firmly on the downhill side of things and … Continue reading Writing Wednesday, Yet another NaNoWriMo update