Writing–Where I’m At with NaNoWriMo

November is coming, and we all know what that means. Halloween candy binges. Christmas decorations everywhere. Frantic preparations for a gigantic holiday feast. Men growing facial hair to raise awareness about their prostates. And writers everywhere going insane trying to finish a novel in a month. Which one of these am I going to be … Continue reading Writing–Where I’m At with NaNoWriMo

Letting Go: The Freedom of Failure

I’m doing National Novel Writing Month, and I’m proud to say, I wrote over two thousand words today. I’m also ten thousand words behind. And it feels great.It’s taken me a long time to be able to say that. I started the month with as much enthusiasm, drive, and determination to win as any WriMoer. … Continue reading Letting Go: The Freedom of Failure

It takes a certain kind of bravery to write…

I wrote this the other day when I was feeling dejected. (The book I’m in the middle of tearing apart and putting together is Timber Howligan Book Two. Book One hasn’t even been published yet.) My solution to the revision blues? NaNoWriMo. Today I finished Chapter One of Timber Howligan Book Three. I realize at … Continue reading It takes a certain kind of bravery to write…

Why I Will Love Camp NaNoWriMo (A Prophetic Love Letter)

Two days. Two days! That's how long I've been 40, and how long I have until Camp NaNoWriMo starts. Perfect time for some goal setting. My stated goals for 40 were: "Recover from being 39" (which, frankly, kicked my butt), "Swim another 100 fly" (hopefully this time without injuring shoulder), "Publish novel" (I didn't state … Continue reading Why I Will Love Camp NaNoWriMo (A Prophetic Love Letter)