50,000 Words

50,000 words in thirty days is tough for anyone. Here are some of the things that helped me succeed at the NaNoWriMo challenge this year.

November, 2018, Report

Ah, November. You have been both cruel and a delight. The cruelness comes from two fronts: the house is hating us right now and springing leaks from every pipe; and Netflix/Marvel are canceling my favorite shows. Granted, the former is more important than the latter, entertainment is just… entertainment. There are plenty more sources of…

Nano Halfway

Now that my morning writing activities have ended (I may add more words later; winter weather has arrived early and the sloppy, icy mess has me working from home today), I thought I’d look at where things stand on my efforts this month and with Nano: November Totals: Words Written – 25,461 Average per day…

Mooching the Pitch

Before I get too deep into this post, I’d like to give a shout out to Anthony “The Mooch” “Joffrey Baratheon” Scaramucci. The man really does define the term “douche bag” in ways that the 80’s would be proud off, from the expensive haircut, the million dollar dental work, the frat-boy asshat entitled attitude, all…

National Kicking Back and Taking it Easy Month

It’s NaNoWriMo time, and the forums and chat waves are rife with writers who plan to finish their masterpiece novel of American literature in thirty short days.  I’ve done National Novel Writers Month myself and found it… generated mixed results for me. The positive:  I wrote a novel!  Yeah me!  I write my 50,000 word…

Genesis, Chapter 592321, Verse 17851

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep      – Genesis 1:1-2 Every single writer plays god.  Every single one.  No, don’t point out the author of a high school Geometry book and tell…