Last year, I took some rather timid steps into NaNoWriMo — which is to say I signed up on the site. I didn’t provide a name (Did I want to use a pseudonym?) or project title (Which did I want to write?). I did, however, start writing. I did not reach the officially sanctioned 50,000-word target, … Continue reading No, NoNaNo
Originally posted on Toot Sweet Ink:
In this novelette, set in 12th-century Japan, a young woman samurai encounters torment and betrayal when seeking a night’s refuge at a remote inn that people say is haunted. We uploaded the Kindle file yesterday at about 3pm MST, and saw that it was live in a couple of…
No, I did not reach the 50,000-word floor that NaNoWriMo puts out there as a goal for sprint-writing in November. I didn’t come close. (4,286 is the count, to be exact.) But I don’t care, for two reasons: I spent much of my writing time editing the manuscript of someone else’s novelette. (More on that … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, without grades
They’re two different jobs. I’ve been doing a bit of both this month. On the one hand, NaNoWriMo isn’t really happening for me. On the other hand, I’m helping a novelette get published, and I think it’s pretty good work. So that’s good.
I’ve been writing for decades, but I haven’t turned a sustained effort towards fiction in ages. I guess blogging and work and other things have kept me busy enough. But they don’t satisfy me like writing. So I’ve been turning some of my intention towards writing a novel I have in mind. That’s why I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo as motivator