NaNoWriMo Success, on My Own Terms

National Novel Writing Month ended at midnight. Technically, I did not write 50,000 words, which is the goal set by the annual November challenge. But I won anyway. My personal goal was to finish the draft of the book. And about a week and a half ago, I did! It’s about 90,000 words total (mostContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Success, on My Own Terms”

NaNo News Flash

I’ve been remiss about updating my progress on NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal of the challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month, beginning November 1. My personal goal was a bit different. I had a science-fiction novel already in progress that I planned to work on, expectingContinue reading “NaNo News Flash”

NaNoWriMo Time Again!

If it’s November, it must be NaNo! November is National Novel Writing Month, abbreviated NaNoWriMo, the month when crazy people all over the world attempt to write a 50,000-word novel (or 50,000 words of a longer novel) in 30 days. I’m participating again, as I almost always do. I’m a bit of a NaNoWriMo rebel,Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Time Again!”

Camp NaNo: Ten Days In

It’s the tenth day of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I am speeding ahead with my book. NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Writing Month. It’s officially in November, but Camp NaNo is the more flexible version, and it’s happening now in April. I’m working on a science-fiction novel, which I started some time ago. In fact, IContinue reading “Camp NaNo: Ten Days In”

Camp NaNo: April Fool’s Edition

If it’s April, this must be Camp NaNoWriMo! I began work at midnight on this National Novel Writing Month challenge. Yes, it’s true that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, when participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. But twice a year, we also have Camp NaNo, a more flexible versionContinue reading “Camp NaNo: April Fool’s Edition”

Editing Update: Plugging Away

I am still plugging away at the latest book I’m writing. I’ve been doing an edit of my manuscript draft, and sending a few chapters at a time to my editor Lawrence (actually, we’ll be listed as coauthors on the cover). And it’s finally starting to come a bit more naturally; I used to speedContinue reading “Editing Update: Plugging Away”