Archive for the 'NaNoWriMo' Category

thanks, nanowrimo!

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

This week I learned from my page-a-day trivia calendar that the six official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. What I did not need to learn from my calendar is that the two main headquarters of the UN are in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. I actually had a […]

unexpected awesome

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

In any organizing project, there’s only so long you can put off dealing with the inevitable paper collection. (Not the paper crafting collection, although to be honest, that too.) But all that stuff that seemed too important to throw out right when I got it, but not important enough to ever go back and look […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, December 8th, 2017

New fave fic! Incredibly fun to read — I love seeing the Rangers figure stuff out and meet Ranger teams from other planets. This is the post-movie fic I never knew I wanted but now can’t wait to read again. Spaceship Parking Only, by starandrea After the battle for Angel Grove, the Power Rangers decide […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Every Dawn a Miracle

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Uh, yeah, so, nanowrimo was a thing that happened this year. Somewhat unexpectedly, and almost entirely because I am incapable of letting some things go. So that’s where Hocus Pocus came in, and then if you’re going to have one magical animal, you might as well go big or go home, right? So, crossover with […]

ways I glossed over things that make no sense in my novel

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Sometimes I actually recognized when things made no sense as I was writing them. Instead of figuring out how to fix them, I employed a variety of time-tested strategies to ignore them. *POV character thinks “that makes no sense” *someone says “I feel like I missed something” *POV character is distracted by something during a […]

things that make no sense in my novel

Monday, December 4th, 2017

An un-numbered list, because I don’t want to know the count: *Early in the story, characters are in a forest at night, looking for a red pine. (Spoiler: they find one.) Except it’s not really a spoiler because it literally never comes up again. What? *A dog is mentioned once. Where did the dog come […]

nano day 30

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Nanowrimo 2017: done. Officially validated at 50,356. My word counter says 50,191. (I am somewhat abashed, but not entirely surprised, to find that my story may have *165* double hyphens in it.) First line: “You said you’re a student?” Last line: “Always.”

nano day 29

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Less than 48 hours to go! This is not a drill! Get it done! (That’s all I’ve got for today. Gotta get back to writing!)

nano day 28

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Yes, the thrill of the approaching nanowrimo deadline is intense, but at this time of year, there’s another thrill to be had: Christmas light apartment bingo! I live in an apartment building with 24 units (so, 12 visible from the front), and we’re kitty-corner to a building with 18 units (9 visible from the front). […]

nano day 27

Monday, November 27th, 2017

My Classic Day 27 Tip: This is the point in nanowrimo where I tell myself ‘you could always skip next year.’ Because it feels like I have worked Very Hard to get here, and yet I am Still Not Done. And that thought creeps in that I could just stop, and next year’s novel would […]