4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →

Short Storying My Way Out of My 4th NaNoWriMo

One more day of NaNoWriMo remains. I’m exhausted‚ yet I’ll be sad to see it go. I ache, literally, but it’s been the most successful of my four, eclipsing even Continue Reading →

Working Together: Outlines and Inspiration

I’m a firm believer you can create some form of outline for your novel and still follow inspiration. It’s happened for me before, but never to the extent it happened Continue Reading →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Wk2 NaNo Update: Uncovering a Prequel

Here we are into the second week of NaNoWriMo. I couldn’t be more pleased with how my prequel is coming along other than having some worries that it’s going to Continue Reading →

NaNo Eve

Oh, the trials of blogging during NaNoWriMo when all that time you had in October seems to become mist and float away. To remedy that, each year I generally focus on Continue Reading →

Searching for Wonder

Believing it existed, searching beyond reality… Magic, wondering where it might be found, but no finding was necessary, for it was close at hand all the time. At the fingertips? Continue Reading →