NaNoWriMo Wrap Up

It's over. Finished. Done. National Novel Writing Month has finally ended. [sigh of relief] It's a weird experience, NaNoWriMo, not least of all because it forces you to think about writing as work, an obligation. Maybe that's not the intent of the event, and it's certainly possible that other participants don't feel this way, but [...]

So Much Writing

Here's the thing about NaNo. Well, not the thing, since I already talked about that, but another thing. Oh, I did that already, too? How about another another thing? Alright, then. Another another thing it is. See, as that last paragraph indicates, NaNo makes you kind of crazy. Which I think is counterintuitive. Most people would, [...]

Halfway Home

In my experience, the hardest part of NaNoWriMo - and all writing in general, really - is getting past the endless mental hurdles and simply starting to write, every day. That's it. It's very, very easy to get caught up in all the reasons not to sit down and create new sentences on any given day. And [...]

NaNoWriMo 2014

Last year was the first year that I participated in National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. For the uninitiated, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to pound out a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November, forgoing all editing and simply striving to create. It's an admirable goal, writing a novel in [...]