On The Back Side of NaNo

I realize I haven’t actually posted since the first week of November.  At all.  No check ins.  No funny stuff, no nothin’. I decided a few days before the start of November that I was going to actually seriously try NaNoWriMo this year.  My tactic was to actually try getting up early to write, something […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

I haven’t been posting much lately.  Evil Day Job has been nuts and I’ve thrown myself whole hog into National Novel Writing Month. I cleared 18k words last week.  My secret?  When Daylight Savings Time left…I kept getting up at the same time.  So 5:15 I sat down for my first writing sprint of the […]

5 Tools to Increase NaNoWriMo Productivity

Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month or not, chances are, if you’re a writer, you suffer from procrastination and having the attention span of a squirrel on crack. When your writing time is limited, it’s important that you make the most of it!  Here’s a collection of my favorite 5 tools to increase […]

And The Word of the Day is…EPIC

I cannot express to you how incredibly HYPER I am right now.  I don’t actually usually get bitten by the NaNo bug, but DAMN have I got the fever this year.  The fact that it coincided with the END of Act 3–yes, that’s right THE END of the Dreaded Valley of the Shadow of the […]

Midweek #ROW80 Update

Well I just got my dishwasher unclogged, so everything else about today should be awesome.  Seriously, you just can’t even imagine how awful it is having a non-functional dishwasher, y’all.  In the last house ours flat died and there was this funky pipe running in behind it that couldn’t be moved, and it took us […]

Monday Miscellany

I think I’ve already hit the high point of my day.  It was 37 degrees when I ran this morning, and I conquered all the hills and ran the entire way.  I felt a very strong desire to listen to the Rocky theme while taking my shower.  It was actually my short run because I’d eased up […]

Noodling NaNoWriMo

I’ve been thinking about NaNo since yesterday.  Back in…I don’t know, maybe February or March this year, I did some prowling around on the regional boards looking to connect with some other writers.  Sent some messages.  Never heard anything.  Well apparently I didn’t have it set to notify me when someone responded because a few […]

About That Life Thing

Since NaNoWriMo ended, I’ve been running a few tweets each day in my stream to help drum up some awareness and interest in A Round of Words in 80 Days.  My tagline for the challenge is The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life, which I felt was pretty accurate as a description since […]

Why NaNoWriMo Is Like A Crash Diet

I have seen a LOT of NaNo excitement and a lot of NaNo invective being tossed around on Twitter the last week or so.  I think a lot of anti-NaNo folks feel about NaNo the way I feel about election years–SHADDUP ABOUT IT ALREADY.  Because, yes, for the month of November social channels are COVERED […]

Ready, Set, NaNo!

It’s Monday and I totally need a weekend to recover from my weekend.  The good news, the cabinets look quite nice and my kitchen is put back together.  The bad news, I didn’t have time or brain power to even THINK about my WIP prior to this morning.  Because, not only is it Monday, but […]