Tag: NaNoWriMo

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

Posted October 31, 2016
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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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Books Require Lots of Words

Posted November 3, 2015
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I’m not sure why this is still surprising to me, but books have so many words in them.  No matter how many words I write, they want more.  For example, I can write 8,000 words and in that time, my character can travel from one town to another and accomplish nothing because there weren’t enough words.  Or I can have a running total of 27,000 and still be in chapter three.  Because words.  I don’t have enough.  Yet. That’s the beauty of writing. I am the mistress of the words and if I need more, I have them.  They may […]

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NaNoWriMo 2015:  Day 1

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day 1

Posted November 1, 2015
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Another year, another NaNo! I woke up early this morning and had all my words pushed out by about 9:00am. I’ll try to write a little more this evening, but things are dragging along a bit and the writer’s greatest nemesis (my cat) is very playful and seems to have acquired a taste for my feet, assuring this will be a long day. This year, I’m novelling through Novlr, a relatively new cloud-based feature.  The last few years I’ve used OneDrive, and prior to that a trusty flash drive and Microsoft Word.  I’ve nothing against word, but the simplistic design […]

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