I am not lost…

September 11, 2014

UPDATED: Writing Workshops and How to Fail At Them

NEW UPDATE 6:09 PM THURSDAY: So I’ve figured out that they DID in fact list the location we went to on the meetup posting, and still apparently held it elsewhere. I’ve now contacted the group to see what in the world is going on. So for now, this remains a massive failure and disappointment on their part.

UPDATE 5:50 PM THURSDAY: So it appears that the place they were holding the meetup has two locations, and we were at the wrong one. (Oops?) If they specified which location, we didn’t see it; if they didn’t, well then they didn’t. Either way, I think this can remain as a blog about how write-ins can be held, because goodness knows I’ve seen more than a few make mistakes like we thought they had!

Yesterday, the 10th of September, was the second anniversary of the announcement I made saying that I’d been made Municipal Liaison of the New York::Elsewhere region for NaNoWriMo. I still consider this one of the greatest gifts and honors I could have had, and I am absolutely loving every minute that I spend with my Wrimos and my region. I know eventually I’ll probably pass on the NY::E torch to the next wonderful ML, but I won’t ever completely let go of those people, or those memories. I like to think that I’ve made an impact on my region, and that I’ve drawn at least a few writers closer to their craft.

Which is why yesterday was also such a huge disappointment for me: I saw something that I have excelled at fail before my eyes.



August 20, 2014

Inspiration Wednesdays – …Wait, What?

Yeah, I’m not talking about a topic that anyone is going to expect with this post. But there’s one thing that we can all take from one particular piece of the writing process to make us stronger and better and the best writer we can be.

And it’s often the one piece of the process we all hate the most. Because it’s failure–rejection.


August 7, 2014

Failure, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Process

Anyone? C’mon, someone tell me they get the title. Please?

*ahem* In any event. So this past month was the second summer session for Camp NaNoWriMo. As you all may know, I’m a huge supporter and fan of the November NaNo proper, and have served as an ML for two years now. However, my endeavors to dive into a cabin with some other campers and write in the summer?

Well…let’s just say I’m not in the winner’s tent this time around.


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