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: NaNoWriMo 2014 – What am I going to write?

NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I posted a few weeks ago about an idea I have been playing with about doing a modern version of Martin Luther, using Edward Snowden as an example.   Instead of Luther posting 95 theses against practices of the Catholic Church and eventually sparking a Protestant Reformation and subsequent peasant revolts, … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 – What am I going to write?

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

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 Principles at Work

Last November I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I actually won!  Which means that I wrote 50,000 words in a 30-day period.  That still boggles my mind.  And as I have thought about it I have come to a few conclusions as to how it was possible that I could write so much in so short … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Principles at Work

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

Finding Balance in a Digital World

I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, with work and school and my newborn son and all of the responsibilities that I have.  Some of these responsibilities require the use of my computer and the internet, for homework and for other reasons, such as this blog. I am writing a research blog for my … Continue reading Finding Balance in a Digital World

Writing Wednesday, The NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

Today is December 1st.  Can you believe that!?  Where has the year gone? That means that November is over, NaNoWriMo is officially over, and guess what?  I won!  I finished my novel with 50,552 words on the 28th of November!  I really did not think I would be able to do it.  I had a … Continue reading Writing Wednesday, The NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

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