#NaNoWriMo – Checking in, how are you doing?

Subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an update! How’s your NaNoWriMo project coming? Are you behind on your word count? Are you panicking already? STOP. BREATHE. Keep something in mind–whether or not you finish your project on time or not is irrelevant. It doesn’t make you a loser to not have 50k words done … Read More

#NaNoWriMo – Creating realistic characters.

Subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an update! Welcome to November hell, aka NaNoWriMo, if you’re a writer participating in the annual masochistic practice. One of the things readers frequently mention to me is they love my characters, how “real” they are. There’s not any mystery to what I do–I write what my characters … Read More

NaNoWriNO (for me, at least).

“Are you doing NaNo this year?” I’ve been asked this question dozens of times in the past couple of weeks. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has sort of become a juggernaut for writers over the years. The goal is 50k words blurped into a file over a month. I’ve tried to do it a couple … Read More

#NaNoWriMo – How goes it?

If you’re still plugging away at #NaNoWriMo (good for you!) I’m still running my 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo blog posts over at the Write Your Ass Off blog. 🙂 http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/search/label/%23nanowrimo


Yes, it’s the first day of November. For those of you who partake in the care and feeding of a writer, you might suddenly notice they’ve gone crazier than usual crazy. It’s NaNo. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is where usually fairly non-homicidal sane people decide to write a 50k word book in a month. … Read More

How’s your NaNoWriMo going?

*Hands you a weedwhacker and a flamethrower.* How’s the NaNo project going, bunky? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Struggling? In the weeds? Stop. No, I don’t mean stop writing, I mean stop worrying. No one’s going to kill you if you don’t get the book done, and the worrying and stressing IS killing your creativity. Write. The. … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: NaNoWriMo edition 1

Nope, not doing NaNo this year. Too busy, unfortunately. But I posted a list of some books I truly feel are must-haves for any writer’s library over on the Write Your Ass Off blog. I’ll put up a couple more lists over the next few days. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2014/11/nanowrimo-must-have-books.html


They have graphics for the participants and winners, but does Nanowrimo have logos for those of us who not only missed the mark, but we never started? I mean, it’s not that I didn’t have time to write, because that’s why I didn’t have time to do Nano. Yes, it’s ironic. I was too busy … Read More