NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 2

I’m continuing to share my November experience writing a full novel in a month, not just the NaNoWriMo 50K. My expectation is Protecting the Pneuma Key will be about 120K. Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 1

I’m trying something a little different this NaNoWriMo. I thought I’d share a little of my experience as it happens. Keep in mind that I only work part time in Continue Reading →

NaNo Planning … Not the Kind You’re Thinking

Every year I give what I believe is the best advice for NaNoWriMo. Sadly, I also see the results of those who either ignored the advice or didn’t hear it. Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Drafting Shadows

We’re inside the ten-day countdown to NaNoWriMo and I’m working hard on the narrative outline I started last weekend. There’s a strange division in my mind while I’m working on Continue Reading →

Another NaNoWriMo, Another Protagonist

When it comes to racing clocks, October’s clock has long legs and the determination to reach November sooner than I can plan my way there.  Tick-tock, tick tock. Another day, Continue Reading →

My NaNoWriMo Self-Motivational Rant

It’s time for a talk with myself… Is it November yet? It feels like it given the way I’m racing the clock this month leading up to NaNoWriMo. For last Continue Reading →

My Conflict Mix for NaNoWriMo

It’s October and outside the leaves are turning after our premature bought of freezing weather. Inside, I’ve become more serious about planning for my sixth NaNoWriMo. NaNo has become more Continue Reading →

The Struggle Between Burnout and Inspiration

My mind is in the middle of an intersection at the moment where they forgot to install a traffic signal and there’s been a massive pileup. I’ve done little but Continue Reading →

Hyper Creativity

And so it begins… My novel planning process initates with tiny pieces swirling around in my head. At a certain point critical pieces come together, the accumulation of dust and Continue Reading →

Experiment on the Horizon

Yet again NaNoWriMo is on the horizon. It’s still over two months away, but it’s the thinking now that leads to formal preparation in October. This year might be my Continue Reading →