Tag: Productivity

50K & Still Running

50K & Still Running

This is the fastest I’ve every ambled my way to 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo, and that includes last year where I stumbled over about 10k words in a day as Sparky excitedly discovered the delights of a traditional greasy diner. This is one of the hardest parts of NaNo for me… when the word count stops being the central focus and my new goal becomes “oh crap, where is my ending and how do I hog-tie it before Thanksgiving?”.  This is where, like in Strange, I see that I need to hurry things along and my descriptors fall off the face […]

Posted November 16, 2013 in My Stories // 0 Comments //
Pros and Cons of Beating a Dead Horse.

Pros and Cons of Beating a Dead Horse.

I have this story. I love it.  It’s my warm cozy place.  If I had magical powers, I would sculpt my characters and make them come to life.  I think that the long-term idea is brilliant.  The world in which these story is set is a refuge for me – I prefer it to real life very much.  I hate writing this story. I am tired of rewriting this story. This story has been with me in various forms since I was twelve.  Yes, that’s ten years.  This story and I have been friends for a decade.  In high school, […]

Posted March 12, 2012 in Writing // 4 Comments //
Excuses, excuses.

Excuses, excuses.

If you’re a serious writer, then writing is a part-time/full-time job that you don’t (necessarily)  get paid for.  As such, it should be treated with the same seriousness as your day job.  If you have a headache, you don’t call in sick for your real job, do you?  Don’t play hooky to hang out with your significant other, don’t put it aside for a a day at the beach.  Most people go into their day jobs and work the time they are scheduled, then go home and use their free time then.  We scream “writer’s block!” and “procrastination!” like crazy… […]

Posted February 3, 2012 in Writing // 2 Comments //