Archive for November, 2016


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

nanowrimo: final day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

To celebrate this final day of nanowrimo 2016, here is a picture chosen at random from the Great Florida Trip. This bird wants you to reach 50,000!

two more days

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Two days, two thousand words to go. I’ve reached that point of nano where every word seems to take immense effort. Last sentence written: “You’re joking.” (No, no I’m not. There really are two thousand words left to write.)

it’s time

Monday, November 28th, 2016

That’s right, the time has come. After having zero plot and virtually no coherent storyline for 46,000 words, it’s finally time to admit that nothing is going to change in the last 4,000. No lightning bolt of inspiration is going to pull everything together into a thrilling plot twist. No last-minute problem is going to […]

4 days to go

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Very pleased to announce that I *did* name one of the characters that I thought I hadn’t named — it was in a completely different section than I thought, and it turned out not to matter at all, but I did find it. I mean, maybe it will still matter before the end of the […]

getting my re-read on

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

I spent yesterday alternating between writing new stuff and reading what I’d already written. I’m trying to make sure that if there was stuff I mentioned earlier that I meant to get back to, I actually do it before the end of the story. (Note: The alternating technique is not efficient, but it does keep […]


Friday, November 25th, 2016

I’m a big fan of the #optoutside program for Black Friday, but let’s face it — it’s 35F degrees and raining out right now; I’m not going to be doing any kind of outdoor adventure today. Instead, I propose a day to #optnano and WRITE SOME WORDS! Current word count: 40,060 On-track goal for today: […]

November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found […]

all nano all the time

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Goal # 1: Drag this barbecue out as long as humanly possible. 13,000 more words of barbecue? Sure! Goal # 2: Once I hit 40,000 words, go back and do a re-read. I’m pretty sure there are some things I meant to bring up again that I’ve forgotten. Goal # 3: The ‘Now I Can […]

ah, the possibilities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

As I was looking back in my nanowrimo novel yesterday, trying to figure out if I’d ever named a couple of characters (I don’t *think* so?), I realized I had inadvertently made two completely separate and unrelated mentions of needing to clean a refrigerator. This is non uncommon during nano month for me — I […]