Fiction Friday: No Plot, No Problem…?

So since Monday's post focused on pants versus plot, I was a little lost as to what to write for my fiction post today. However, my lovely friend Lyn leapt to the rescue, and offered writing about someone who's pantsing it, and someone who's plotting. Given that I only have one extant character who's ever … Continue reading Fiction Friday: No Plot, No Problem…?

NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Pants vs. Plot

One of the first things anyone will likely tell you about NaNoWriMo is the title of the book Chris Baty wrote specifically for the preparation time: No Plot, No Problem! It's the core of what gets pushed about the National Novel Writing Month, that you can walk in with absolutely nothing and you can still … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Pants vs. Plot

Trying to Plan for the Future

Well, it's almost October, which means you know what's coming. I will never apologize for that. Every year, this is what I think of. I am unrepentant. But it's true, November is coming and I have no idea what I'm doing for the month. What I'm thinking, however, is that I'm going to use October … Continue reading Trying to Plan for the Future

NaNoWriMo Recap and Future Plans

So NaNoWriMo is over, and our TGIO party is tomorrow. It's always a bit of a bittersweet feeling, coming to the end of November. This was a more difficult one than usual, as I mentioned at the beginning of the month. (Just before? I can't remember anymore.) As usual, I always think that knowing the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Recap and Future Plans

NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!

This is a great sentiment for Week 2 of NaNoWriMo, but honestly...we all know why I wanted to write this. Capt. Taggart has the right idea. Notoriously, Week 2 is the hardest week of NaNoWriMo. All your great ideas from Week 1 are gone, you hate your novel, you're positive that every word you've written … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!

NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Is It Secret? Is It Safe?

For the month of November, I'm taking it as my civil duty to help out the Wrimos of the world. If you've been around for a while, you may have seen my guest post last November over on Denise Drespling's blogĀ (if you're new in town, you can read my post here) about how I believe … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 1 – Is It Secret? Is It Safe?

November is Coming…

Everyone who knows something about me and my writing knows my passion for the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, that goes on every November. I've attempted the challenge every year since 2006, and completed it every year since 2008. I've been an ML for three years (including this one) and I actively try to … Continue reading November is Coming…

Blog Hop Stop: Here Off the Beaten Path

Well, I don't quite have the accolades that my dear friend Amanda over at The Spotted Writer has, but I've been dutifully plugging away at this blog consistently since January of 2013, and off and on since 2008. I have no awards save my NaNoWriMo winner sheets, and haven't done much in the way of … Continue reading Blog Hop Stop: Here Off the Beaten Path

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