Month: November 2018

  • NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Week 5

    NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Week 5

    I was this close to giving up on NaNo yesterday.

    I had just under six thousand words to go. No problem: I had two days, and I’ve been hitting over 3000 words/day for the past week.

    … and then the power went out.

  • Inspired | November 2018

    Every month, I share the articles and sites that I found most interesting. Here’s what caught my attention in November.

  • The 2018 Reboot | Week 12 Check-In

    Just a quick update this week, because… I kind of forgot that I was supposed to post this today, and my brain is fried from trying to meet my NaNoWriMo targets.

  • NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Week 4

    That is the problem I’m having with NaNo this year, and the reason I’m thinking about maybe not doing it again next year: I’ve been writing at a pace that just isn’t sustainable for me. If I’d been able (or willing) to write every. single. day, I’d be fine, but… I can’t sustain that, either. I seem to be at my best writing around 2 hours or 2000 words a day – whichever comes first – and writing 4-5 days a week. More than that, and I start to risk burnout, and I don’t want to go down that road again.

  • The 2018 Reboot | Week 11 Check-In

    I fell into a bit of a trap this week. It’s a familiar one for me, one I seem to stumble into every time I want to make a big change, whether it’s with writing, or photography, or getting organized, or (this time) setting goals.

    I start to think that other people have the answers, and that if I just read enough books or articles or blog posts, I’ll eventually stumble onto the right one, the one that brings everything into focus.

    It never happens.

  • Snapshot #114 | 10 Things for 18 November 2018

    Snapshot #114 | 10 Things for 18 November 2018

    The last two weeks have been kind of… meh. I’ve been: grumbling | reminding | resisting | testing | finalizing | running | accepting | trying | mourning | remembering

  • NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Week 3

    So. I’m still about 4000 words below where I ‘should’ be with this story.

    But considering my slow start to the month, and the fact that I’ve been taking weekends off, that’s not terrible. I’ve been averaging about 2500 words a day; if I added one more short writing session every day, I could push that up to 3000 with no difficulty, and still only have to write Monday through Friday.

    I’d rather not. I’d rather keep going the way I have been, and I do have a few things I’d like to do with my time besides write, but I could.

  • The 2018 Reboot | Week 10 Check-In

    I suppose it was inevitable, and I’m not at all surprised it’s happening now, when the days are getting noticeably colder and shorter, and it feels like winter – and the end of the year – is just around the corner.

    The doubts are starting to creep in.

  • NaNoWriMo 2018 Diary | Week 2

    … and I’m back on track!

    I mean, I’m still behind the ‘official’ target for NaNo – after that one terrible day last week, I wound up taking the weekend off entirely – but the last five days have been really good. I’ve been meeting my personal goals, and today I closed out the first act.

  • The 2018 Reboot | Week 9 Check-In

    Last week was kind of a bust. I made no progress at all.

    But I am making up for it this week, and I feel like all of the things I’ve been working on are falling into place. I’ll get to the specifics in a minute, but in general, the last few days have been really good.

    So I’m starting to feel like it’s time to make some changes to this little reboot of mine.

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