Category: My Stories

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Update #2

Posted July 20, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 2 Comments

Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I planned them. Last week, I finished reading The Night Circus.  It was glorious.  I loved it so much that I went and purchased the hardcover copy the next day.  This post is not about The Night Circus but if you want to read all about my love of it, you can do so here. My point is that sometimes you read a book that comes together so perfectly, it makes you go back and reflect on your own work.  The Night Circus did that for me, and I spent several hours that day […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017; Update #1

Posted July 9, 2017 in My Stories, Writing // 0 Comments

Sometimes, characters surprise you. It’s the reason that I have difficulty writing  on an outline, and why I can’t seem to keep a story consistent between drafts. I’ve been sick the last couple of days (sinus infection, ugh) and hadn’t been writing.  I sat down this morning to revise chapter seven.  In this chapter, Lucy has learned that the things she imagines becomes real, so she decides to create a way for herself to escape.  Only, naturally, it doesn’t go as planned. In this rewrite, Lucy’s character has evolved a lot.  When I wrote this story back in 2011, I […]

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I am Not Immune to the NaNoBug (but I Have to Wear Bugspray)

I am Not Immune to the NaNoBug (but I Have to Wear Bugspray)

Posted October 31, 2016 in My Stories, Writing // 0 Comments

I love NaNoWriMo. I love the deadline, and the knowledge of winning.  I always win, you see.  But I simply can’t do it anymore.  Ah, NaNo.  We had five glorious years together and produced eight delightful “books”. But yet, that’s the problem. “Books” not books.  Because what I write for NaNoWriMo comes from the sputtering of “two thousand words, two thousand words”.  It’s not quality.  Quite often, it’s rambling.  It’s the very worst of “I don’t know where I’m going with this, but hey look, words!!!“. NaNoWriMo has its perks.  It forced me to put down stories that had been bouncing around in […]

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