NaNoWriMo

Writing “The End”

November. It’s golden leaves turn brown and crunch beneath the soles of my shoes. (Shoes and socks?! Ugh!) Then the wind blows them away. Meanwhile…at my computer… National Novel Writing Month compels me to write at least 50,000 words. For the past five years, I’ve attempted to accomplish this feat before Thanksgiving. Since the first …

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How to Write 50,000 words this month

I’ve been a full-time writer since July of 2013. Since November of 2013, I’ve been participating in the insanity called National Novel Writing Month. But this year, things will look a little different on my calendar. If you’re interested in what NaNoWriMo is or how it came to be, check out the official website here. …

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What I’m Writing for National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month is officially here. And I’m in the middle of the writing, which is why you will only see Monday posts from me during the month of November. You know how I asked all of you for help deciding what to write about? I had four fantabulous ideas. I explained all of …

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Writing in a New Direction

Sometimes directions are clear: “Turn left at the next stop light.” Other times, the directions can be convoluted: “Take the next right. Keep left.” (My GPS often says this, in fact. Amazingly unhelpful.) In 2013, I started in a new direction. I quit my job with the school district to pursue a writing career full-time. …

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Five Motivators for Getting Unstuck during NaNo

If you’ve been writing long, you’ve heard it all. You tell someone you’ve got writer’s block and they pronounce some cure. Writers everywhere have heard it a million times. We’ve all gotten advice about ways to get unstuck 1. Make a list 2. Fill up an index card (because it’s less daunting than a page) …

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It’s Nearly November. You know what that means!

October waxes and wanes. Or is that the moon? Either way, in just a few days the most insane month of the year will be upon us. If you’ve been following me for a least a year, you know what I’m talking about. National Novel Writing Month What is it? November has been adopted by …

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