It's the last week of National Novel Writing Month and I'm both optimistic, pessimistic and realistic all at once. I've only written 26,874 - a little over halfway done with less than one week left to hit the challenge goal of 50,000 words and it's Thanksgiving week to boot (and with Christmas coming I have … Continue reading Nanowrimo: The Last Week.
Last week sucked. It was crazy busy and I kept finding myself stupidly not writing when I should have been writing and blaming it on the week two doldrums and watching crappy television instead and then the unthinkable happened. My computer died. Seriously. The hard drive just totally lost it's mind and stopped working. I … Continue reading Nanowrimo Week 3: Escaping week two with hope intact.
Despite a good amount of writer's block, interruptions from children who like breathe and stuff, and you know life... I managed to keep up with my word goals all week, even throughout the weekend - finding inspiration where I could and getting creative or just pounding out words when all else failed. It was amazing. … Continue reading Nanowrimo Week 2: On writer’s block and other excuses.
I'm four days into Nation Novel Writing Month and starting to remember why I don't try writing a novel in 30 days more often. It's two things really: Sometimes when I'm writing, I feel as though I am taking a really fun, interesting story idea and turning it into the most boring, mundane thing ever. … Continue reading Nanowrimo Week One: Four days in and the honeymoon is over.
Dear “In The Thick Of It” Jen, I know, you are pretty sure by now that this story blows right? That once again you've taken a perfectly good story idea and sucked all the life and love and joy out of it by attempting to put it to paper. Ready to walk away yet? Well … Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo: A Letter to Future Jen
I did it. I wrote a novel in 30 days. Like a whole story with a beginning middle and end - the whole enchilada you could say. I've tried this before and failed several times. I've never been very good at finishing larger writing projects, especially if no grade is involved so this was really … Continue reading I Wrote a Novel in 30 Days.
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And I couldn't wait any longer. I've been sitting on this story idea for awhile now, waiting for all the pieces to come together. For the right timing, where things are calmed down and life is relatively easy and adventure free so I could really devote myself to this and do it right. But then … Continue reading Because I'm crazy.