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”
Today was the day! Twenty books randomly chosen from National November Writing Month participants were pitched to The Book Doctors. In a live video stream, those twenty lucky pitches are reviewed, and two of those have a chance to be sent to an official publisher. Was I ready for this? Was I waiting two hoursContinue reading “Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update”
Writing Status: Unblocked, but at the most inconvenient times. Why is it we have our most brilliant ideas when we have no pens? Or paper? Or are trying to study/work/are being observed by the more sane non-writerly portion of the population (is “more sane” even the right term for that)? I shouldn’t have dazzling ideasContinue reading “Writing Update: March 3, 2020”
Well, it’s December now. All of the groggy little writers who spent a month writing 50,000 words are sleeping in and waking up to see the world hasn’t fallen to shivers while they’ve been away. Everything’s much the same. Except, of course, for those of us who made the journey. Victors or not in theContinue reading “Writing Update: The End of NaNoWriMo”