Within spitting distance of 20,000 words in my NaNoWriMo manuscript and I have given up on correcting my grammar because it takes too much time. 😱
Nearing 12,000 words and my shoulders are aching from typing so much each day. I might have to dictate some of my NaNoWriMo words this year!
My NaNoWriMo word count: 7,072. After the first 1,700 words, this story took a sharp left turn and I have no idea where it is going.
NaNoWriMo begins! For the past month and a half, I’ve been training for this by writing at least 750 words every day. I am feeling optimistic about finishing this year.
We are mere days away from the start of National Novel Writing Month, so here are some helpful tools and tips for embarking on this bizarre journey: Pacemaker allows you to set a word count goal for your manuscript and then a strategy like “Mountain Hike” in which your greatest effort is in the middleContinue reading “Tools and Tips for NaNoWriMo”
Today’s big task was to reboot my writing routine, so I downloaded Scrivener for iOS and synched some manuscript drafts to my iPad. I love using Scrivener on my Mac, and I’m so glad that the iOS app was worth the wait. While learning how to use Scrivener for iOS, I re-read part of last year’s NaNoWriMoContinue reading “Day 282 of Project 365: Reading old drafts.”
Today I thought I might talk to you about making messes. And just before sitting down to write, I peeked at Twitter, and saw this tweet: Life is a mess. Go with the mess. Make a beautiful mess. Own the mess. There are no straight lines in nature and there are none in life. —Continue reading “On making messes.”
It’s almost here! National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, begins on Sunday. I will endeavour to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This undertaking is about quantity, not quality, so I cannot vouch for the words themselves, only the ridiculous number of them. This word count meter will update throughout theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2015”
If I disappear for a few weeks, don’t worry: I am participating in National Novel-Writing Month, a/k/a NaNoWriMo. Why am I torturing myself with this 50k-word exercise again this year? For the simple fact that I desperately need to get back into the habit of writing every single day, and this is the brute-force methodContinue reading “brute force”