Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo.) I talked about it a bit last week. Writers around the world sign up to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November—at least, that’s how it started. I’m not sure what it’s evolved to since its inception back in the… Continue reading Deadly Sins of Writing/Working
2017, pre-NaNo madness! Next week starts the annual tradition of NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short.) You may ask what this nonsensical word means. Or maybe you know someone who is busily stocking up on caffeine, and you are wondering what’s up with them. Well, let me give a quick definition of the writerly madness that… Continue reading 7 Ways to Love a WriMo
In all the seasons, there is something to be enjoyed. Summer means no school (yay–for the kids at least.) There are picnics and beach trips and swimming. Spring is the time of renewal, of rain and beautiful growth and pastels. Winter brings Christmas and the New Year, plus sledding and ice-skating and hunkering down until… Continue reading Things I Like About Autumn
This might be the last NaNo update I post this year. It's been real. It's been a blast. But I'm getting stressed. Not pressured, where you write and are like "I can do this! RAH ME! Go, team, go!" No. This is obsessive stressed. Like, "If I don't do this right and stay ahead, I… Continue reading This is Your Captain Speaking…
NaNoWriMo is going well. *rubs hands together and cackles* As you can see from the chart above, I am a little ahead of schedule...which is a very good thing, because of week two doldrums. It seems to happen every year: I get ahead, and then by day seven, the words just aren't coming. I am… Continue reading Progress
^Behold the playlist. I started! I started! I started writing The S.A.P.I.E.N. Complex! Eh, it's a working title...maybe. Could go by another title, but it would be somewhat of a spoiler, and you know how I hate spoilers. ANYWAY... Sometimes, you've just gotta be happy about the small things. Hey, I can't finish the novel… Continue reading The Art of the Start
So, I took a break from writing yesterday, as I usually do on Sundays. BUT I did some plotting. And I did some more plotting today. And I am so excited I can't even...I think that's why I accidentally wrote two NaNoWriMo posts and, er, posted them. Oops. Forgive me? Please? Here's a picture of… Continue reading Motivation/Consequences: Beth Vs. NaNo
Anyone else doing National Novel Writing Month this year? If so (even if NOT) here is a must-have and must-do list for you: Watch NaNoMusical by WeTangent on Youtube Or listen to the soundtrack (and buy it. Please?) Visit the NaNoWriMo website, but of course You NEED caffeinated mints BACK UP YOUR WORK! Get outline… Continue reading Are You Ready for Some NaNo(WriMo)?!