Post archives for: nanowrimo

When writing at full speed, keep these checklists close

I’ve been around the writing and publishing world for decades. Years worth of Writer’s Digest magazines and blog posts and how-to books are in my head. After a while, you see the same things again and again. But that doesn’t make them any less true.¬†Often, it’s more about having the one tip you need at […]

Why I’m doing NaNoWriMo after all — test driving a new set of tools

I’ve been on the fence about doing NaNoWriMo this year (that’s National Novel Writing Month, and it’s coming up in November). From the conversations I’ve had with writer peeps, I’m not the only one. Who has time for it? Who happens to have a story idea researched, outlined and ready to go? There are so […]

Marathons (NaNoWriMo 2013 Winner!)

Whew! 50,000 words in 21 days…

NaNoWriMo 2013 Update

My mid-NaNoWriMo 2013 report.

NaNoWriMo – First Try

Well, last month (November 2011) I participated in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It was my first time, although I’ve thought about doing it for the past couple of years. The bad news is that I didn’t reach the 50,000 word goal. I got about 2,000 words of actual story writing. The good news is […]