NANOWRIMO 2013

Because I am a glutton for punishment, I am going to attempt NANOWRIMO this year. I am writing a non-fiction article so perhaps that will help since I don’t have to define or create characters and this is information I really need out of my head. I have been going through quite a transformation over…

HELLO, BACK? MONKEY’S GONE

I finished NANOWRIMO two days early, with only 15 days actually writing, which is a new personal best!  I’d like to thank everyone who prayed for me to finish strong.  I desperately needed to get this monkey off my back.    I needed to prove to myself that I could finish.  I wrote almost 18,000…

NANOWRIMO UPDATE

It’s been a busy month so far!  Five days in NJ/NY to begin the month, and I haven’t even had time to go into all my adventures yet!  I’m also 14 days into NANOWRIMO and I’ve only produced 16,691 words so far due to my jam packed week to start off November.  I’m almost 9,000…

TIME TO DUST OFF THE COBWEBS!

I am a person afflicted with too many ideas.  The light bulb comes to life, but a lot of times it burns brightly and gathers cobwebs because I always have great ideas.  The ideas are like children to me. The hardest part for me is to choose which child brings life and which I should…

NANOWRIMO AND THE NEW JERSEY WRENCH

About a week ago, I had decided to try to squeeze out a novel in November, as I have done twice in the last five years, for NANOWRIMO. The day after I allowed myself to make that declaration public and start getting excited about it, my boss delivered the news that I needed to travel to…

EULOGIES

I always find it difficult to let go. People. Places. Moments. Memories. Trouble is, I hold on until long after the life has bled out of time, and the decay of what I’m holding onto becomes a part of me. I have difficulty pronouncing some things dead, especially relationships, but die they do, and as…

THE ADVENT WREATH EMERGENCY

Today, as I was looking around my apartment mentally planning my Christmas decor, I realized that I was without an Advent wreath, a Christmas tree skirt, and misc decorations. In a flashback to a time when Jene’ had to make us an Advent wreath in the buckle of the Bible belt, I knew I would…

CREATIVE DISTRACTIONS

I have creatively distracted myself enough this weekend, which is good in many, many ways. Though I am well over 6,000 words in my quest for 50,000, I did not write on Sunday. Instead, after taking some awesome Ultimate Frisbee photos, I went to the Menil and then to Miller Outdoor Theater to enjoy a…

NANOWRIMO ESSENTIALS

The countdown to NANOWRIMO is on! Though I have been sick most of the weekend, I am excited about writing my brains out come next weekend. I have tried to write an outline but as usual, haven’t completed one. Outlines frustrate me and limit me, so I while I am plotting (writing down what I’d…

NANOWRIMO PREP

I’ve had some unexpected turns lately, which, in hindsight have proven to be beneficial, though it may take months to figure out just how beneficial. Painful as those turns have been, I know everything will work out as it should, as it always does. That said, I’ve suddenly been put in a position to do…

AND YOUR PRIZE IS…

This is my NANOWRIMO winner’s certificate. I get this and the satisfaction of knowing I’ve written over 50,000 words in less than a month! I’ll be printing it out soon and writing my name on it in BIG FAT LETTERS!

WOO HOO! I DID IT! I’M DONE!

I’m about 139 words over 50,000! I’m so happy… and tired. lol Of course, the book is not finished. I’m looking at two or more chapters to wrap it all up, but NANOWRIMO is done! I DID IT!