Posts tagged with NaNoWriMo
2 December 2010 - NaNoWriMo Recap or How I Broke My Brain
Yeah, so I nearly forgot that 1) I actually did NaNoWriMo this year and 2) I said I’d do a blog recap. Fortunately, 3) I have already forgotten much of the info about my “book,” which is probably for the best. I’ll give a quick breakdown of how the goal/expectations I first outlined in this [...]
23 November 2010 - Finding the Turkeys
Here’s a season-appropriate story for you: I was in the sixth grade. We were asked to write short stories that involved Thanksgiving. While I was always a writing nerd, I was not exactly thrilled about this assignment. I thought it sounded stupid. But I sighed, picked up my pencil and reluctantly began writing. Before long, [...]
22 November 2010 - Winning the Word War
On Saturday, I dropped in on a NaNoWriMo writing event held at a local library. This event included “word wars,” which entailed writing as much as possible in a set amount of time. Whoever writes the most words wins a prize. The timer started and we were off. I type fairly quickly — back in [...]
15 November 2010 - Genre Wars
1. Once upon a time at a writers’ conference, a man asked what I wrote. When I said literary fiction, he smirked and said, “I suppose you get your kicks from using the really big words, huh?” 2. Someone told my writing buddy that her literary novel must actually be commercial because “it’s easy to [...]
5 November 2010 - Sage advice, my friend. Sage advice.
Brief NaNoWriMo update: I am 8,000+ words into my “novel” (yes, the quote marks will persist for this hot mess) that I think would be described as a middle grade fantasy, which is totally new for me. I’ve spent a good amount of time wondering if there’s any point to this (why hello, Laura Miller!), [...]
1 November 2010 - What am I doing?
When I started writing this post, it had an entirely different message. See that little green gummi bear? That was supposed to be me, feeling left out because I’m not doing NaNoWriMo even though it seems like everyone else in the world is. I’ve never done NaNoWriMo. I’ve been telling myself that I should give [...]