The other day Hai asked me if I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. “Hadn’t even thought about it,” I responded. Hai’s first response was an emoticon: =O Then, “Don’t you do it every year?” he asked. “No,” I responded. “I think I tried once or twice.” It was twice. The first time, in 2004, I actually… Continue reading NaNoWriMo?
Two days till NaNoWriMo. I am going to participate this year, and this time I will actually keep writing all month, instead of stopping after a week, or whatever it was I did last year. The rules dictate that I can’t have written any of this work beforehand, so I can’t continue any of my… Continue reading NaNoWriMo approacheth
It’s the last day of January. This morning I tallied the words I’ve written so far this month, and it came out to 27,935. The first thing that leaps out at me is that this is about half the words required to complete National Novel Writing Month. I’m actually pretty happy with this, because I… Continue reading Word count
The other night (was it last night?) as I laid awake in bed, I thought of something I wanted to write. It would just be a short story, and I have no idea where it would go, but I liked the concept. A character with horribly bad luck, who taints everyone she touches. She stays… Continue reading Writing (or a lack thereof)
Here’s where the NaNoWriMo magic will occur. I meant to write the prologue today, but instead I wrote two character sketches. Ah, well. I may write the prologue later tonight. I kind of know how it’s going to go, anyway… I don’t think I’m going to stick with that title, but it’s the closest thing… Continue reading Well, I’ve gone and done it now
Eric Burns reminded me today that National Novel Writing Month is coming. (NaNoWriMo, a truncation worthy of the Japanese language!) So. Should I do it? I am really, really upset over losing what little I wrote about Tilya and the Mazarins. I mean, there is an infinitesimal chance that the demo guys will rake through… Continue reading A lesson learned; or, an exercise in paranoid obsessive-compulsion
Wrote some more tonight. But I’m at just under 20%, with 9886 words, when I should be at 14,516 words (according to my basic mathematical calculations), or 29% done. (It actually looks like there’s a dot on the Progress Meter thingy that tells me where I should be at this point. I’m not sure because… Continue reading I’m way behind, man…
I haven’t written much lately, and what I have written I haven’t liked a whole lot. I realize that this is because I’m losing my sense of direction. I’ve told Tilya’s story, really. I can continue to write anecdotes about how sucky it is to be married to Neville, or I can move on. But… Continue reading The [Password Protected] Book
I’ll start writing my book, which will be a tale of intrigue, familial ties, the quest for immortality, sexism, and a whole lot of other stuff, tomorrow. I figured I’d give NaNoWriMo another shot. I signed up last year, and didn’t write anything. This year, though, I have something I want to write. The Mazarin… Continue reading Tomorrow it begins
Writing is the one thing that everyone has always told me I’m good at. That’s why I’m so unsure about giving it up. I signed up for NaNoWriMo, but here it is November 8 and I haven’t written a thing. I have nothing to say, no stories to tell. I feel as if everything that… Continue reading Give up writing?
I want to care about something. I want to have a goal. I feel like my life is meaningless. Life has only the meaning I give it, and I haven’t given it anything in months. I’m not working towards anything, and I can’t think of anything that I want to work towards. I thought signing… Continue reading Meaningless