NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 20

It’s Day 20 and I’m on track. Last night one of my friends won NaNoWriMo. Just amazing! I’ll get there too, but I write more slowly. Writing speed is something I am working on. I’m also working on a story for Dean this week. Normally I write in third person, limited viewpoint. This story wants to…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 19

One of my friends deals with grief and endings today and my heart breaks for her. She is not sure that she can write in the midst of it. I remember that feeling well. When my father died, it felt as if my world shattered into pieces that could never reassemble themselves. I’ve spent every…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 18

When I hunted for a job during one of Denver’s frequent recessions, I complained to my mother that most employers didn’t even want to interview me. She told me something I’ve never forgotten: “You don’t need everyone. You can’t work a hundred full time jobs for everyone. You just need one; the right one.” I…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 17

Good writing days are kind of dull to discuss, but brilliantly exciting to experience. Yesterday I wrote 5,000 words of pulse-pounding prose as I got my protagonist into terrible problems and helped her out of them again. But from the outside all it looked like was a lot of typing punctuated with eating and one…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 16

I slid a bit further behind yesterday but if I have a good weekend, I can easily catch up. I managed to finish a cover that I intend to use to publish a short story and I studied Vellum and did marketing research. So while it was not as productive a day for writing, it…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 15

Today is the exact middle of NaNoWriMo and I’m not caught up. On the other hand, I’m not as behind as I was yesterday, so some progress there. I’ve lost my bluetooth keyboard that I use with my iPad. It is not a crisis because I still have the laptop, but if it doesn’t show…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 14

Tomorrow will be Day 15. To be caught up with NaNo I will need 25,000 words by end of day tomorrow. If I can write 2600 words both today and tomorrow I will be caught up. This is not an impossible mission. I’ve had NaNos that have gone far worse. So I have confidence that…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 13

I create small challenges as well as large ones in my life to keep me writing. The biggest one right now is The Great Challenge, which has a cash equivalent prize attached to it. It’s at the top of my priority order. In other words, I’ll ditch any of the ones below to ensure that…

NaNoWriMo – Day 12

I overslept this morning so this is going to be a short, late blog post. Also the Internet is a bit shaky so the cute graphic will have to wait until I have internet good enough to upload it. Yesterday was my art and cleaning day, but I wrote a little just to keep the…

NaNoWriMo 2019 – Day 11

Yesterday was an amazing day for writing. I wrote so quickly it actually felt as if I were reading the story rather than creating it. I ended up writing 4,176 words, which has me caught up as of yesterday. Of course today is another day. Part of the reason I was able to write quickly…