I Failed NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Winner The first year I participated in NaNo I won.  However it’s important to point out I didn’t have much on my plate that year. I was integration classes two times a week. I didn’t have a valid excuse why I couldn’t make the word goal. I see people every year go into Nano, […]

NaNoWriMo Pep Talk

NaNoWriMo’s Goal NaNoWriMo stands for Nation Novel Writing Month.  Every November writers dive in and attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript.  That is the nano goal. I succeeded on my first try, but then ‘failed’ on my second.  Overall participating taught me so much about myself, and help established the kinds of goals I […]

NaNoWriMo Prep: Behind The Scenes

Behind the Scenes Originally I shot a video, which I scrapped because the raw material wasn’t working. It was Thursday (my editing day), I scrabbled to think of something I could quickly shoot and edit. The video (link below) and this blog might be more ramble, because things are not scripted, but perhaps they can […]

NaNoWriMo Prep: How To Find Ideas

Why It’s Difficult To Find Ideas. Writing is a process and there is more to it than just writing.  I discussed this a little in my last video and blog. If you see a finish product, and think I want to do that, it can be difficult figuring out the how to effectively do it. […]

2019 NaNo Prep: Outline & Mindset

Breaking the Magic: Behind the Scenes This comes out October 3rd.  I’m writing the blog on the 1st.  The video (link below) I shot back in September. All the work for nano prep, which normally happens this month (October), I finished back in September. One of the biggest lesson you can learn during Nano is budgeting […]

NaNoWriMo Day 29

NaNoWriMo ends tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean that you stop writing! I knew going into this I wasn’t going to win, because that wasn’t the goal I set for myself.  I won last year, and I know what happens when I push myself to that point. I burn out and don’t write.  Admittedly I had […]

NaNoWriMo Day 22

Hello Writers, Keep Calm and Keep Writing. There just 8 more days left to the madness.   Week 3: Review Remember last week when I wrote this? I said I wanted to try to get 3,500 words. Yeah that didn’t work at all.  I failed on the first day.  I got 2,500 words on Friday, […]

NaNoWriMo Day 15

Hello Writers. Are words flowing from your fingertips or are the clogged up? Week 2 Review I have written everyday. Thus I am happy with myself! Go me! I am awesome! I edited 6 chapters this week, bringing my total to 8 chapters completed! I’ve written 8,968 words which is more than double what I […]

NaNoWriMo day 8

  Today is day 8 of NaNoWrimo!  How is everyone doing this writing season? Week 1 Review: If you want to know more about this week be sure to check out the video below. I manage 3,111 words, which is far off from the 11,666  that one should have after the first week. However I […]

Day 1 NaNoWriMo

  I’m Sick! I want to spread the misery a little bit, because today sort of sucks. I had such plans for yesterday and today! However it is like walking through quicksand.   On the bright side, I am getting things done. I am not going to get ahead, but I am at least on schedule! […]