All the best things about the madcap race to writing one novel in one month.
Cue two o’clock in the morning me, typing away before crashing hard. Today was the day.
I won NaNoWriMo. For the third year running. Only this time it’s ten days early.
I should be celebrating. Throwing confetti in the air and treating myself to chocolate puddings.
It hasn’t quite registered in my brain, I think.
36,310 words and 2 weeks into National Novel Writing Month! In which characters do not behave, the word count is unnerving, and I love writing just like I always have.
7 days. 17,864 words. Something between 9 and 14 cups of green tea.
The novel is born.
How am I, you ask? Still alive (and typing! See? Look at me go!). A little worse for wear.
So happy Eve of NaNoWriMo, Reformation Day, Blue Moon, Halloween, and Time-Change. Busy holiday. As I write this, there are two hours remaining to the start of NaNoWriMo. And I am guilty at this particular moment of having every intention to stay awake to meet it. Ready for the madness. On the other hand, withContinue reading “A Pre-NaNoWriMo/Harry Potter Ramble”
To write 50,000 words in a month or not write 50,000 words in a month? To stay up into the small hours of the morning on most weekends, typing a furious descent to madness, or to stay healthy, get a proper(ish) amount of sleep, and be psychologically well-balanced or at least without another item ofContinue reading “NaNoWriMo2020!”
Confetti and cake time! Writers of the Future has awarded me a Silver Honorable Mention! You might remember “Rejection Slip,” a post about my last Writers of the Future entry. A flat-out refusal of a story that I loved. Things are looking up. The Silver Honorable Mention isn’t an official award. I won’t be publishedContinue reading “Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award”
Bring out the creamcakes everyone! 101 posts on BookmarkedOne! I’m going to cherish the occasion by telling you about my characters–and all the trouble I’m in this week. Read on for the muddled adventures of an unconventional writer and her plot-defying characters who’d really just rather have their own way.
Here’s to the silent void we send all our stories into. Here’s to the hope they come out well. Here’s to the waiting, the listening the watching, the wondering if it was real. Here’s to the dark nights we all spend alone over black keys, crying into nothing about people we’ve never seen. Here’s toContinue reading “Here’s to the Silent Void”
I’m usually a very quiet person at home. But there are three things that make me yelp with excitement and alert my neighbors that some small creature might have been hugged to death. Getting exceptionally good results from a writing contest Getting a performance gig I really, really wanted New Book Pity about the squeal.Continue reading “Book Release Thrill: The Captive Kingdom”