Back to school…

I’m hoping that means back to routine for me. Like most children, I function better with a routine, but somehow, even after decades of practice being an adult, I am incapable of creating a routine for myself without an outside influence – like school. Getting out of bed in the morning is hopeless, if I’m…

Midway…

Tomorrow is the midway point to NaNoWriMo. Halfway through November. Halfway done. 25000 words, in the bag. You’re writing, hopefully, frantically probably, ignoring all the rules of grammar and most of the rules of spelling, in order to get the words out as quickly as possible. Your document is full of the red and blue…

I fell in love

With a novel idea. I woke up in the middle of the night, from a dream, scribbling notes on my arm because I couldn’t find my trusty notebook in the dark. The idea percolated for almost two years before I decided to do it for NaNo this year. I’ve been researching, and backstorying, and dreaming,…

NaNo 2018

Is anyone else already thinking about NaNo? A little? I feel like even though NaNo is technically thirty days, it creeps into my thoughts for roughly six months of the year. There are three or so months of ‘planning’ – tossing around random ideas that would work for a NaNo novel. The months of, “Haha, you…

The spirit of NaNo

As November comes to a close I can either panic at how far behind I am, or I can reflect. This year, I’m choosing to reflect. In the Facebook group for my NaNo region, someone mentioned that though they knew they wouldn’t ‘finish’ this year, they were still grateful for the progress they had made….

Happy NaNo Day!

And, we’re off! It’s day one of NaNo and I, for one, am still feeling optimistic about the next thirty days. I mean, I did already realize that I forgot about two days I probably won’t be able to write, but that’s why I gave myself an extra, right? So it’s only the one day…

The plotser. The plantser. Whatever.

Are you a planner or a pantser? Hmm? As NaNo approaches, inquiring minds want to know. I’m neither. And I’m both. I’m a plotser. I can’t go in blind or I write utter gibberish, drifting from one topic to the next until even I don’t know what genre I’m writing or why the mouse has…

NaNoWriMo Prep

Of course I’m doing NaNo this year. I always do NaNo and I always do the inevitable march toward brain death and then write an impossible number of words on the last day to make up for the days I was really busy  was lazy didn’t get any writing done  wasn’t able to write. And then I’m…