So NaNoWriMo began today (wait, where did October go?) and like great swaths of the blogosphere, I am once again trying my hand at penning the Great American… Short Story Collection. Yeah, oops. While I respect those WriMos who personally hold the “novel” part of National Novel Writing Month as sacrosanct, I’ve had fifteen years … Continue reading Reaping the Rewards of Rebellion
It’s nearly mid-October, and the hardcore NaNo Fiends - and if I'm being honest, I have to count myself amongst them - are gearing up for the November run of NaNoWriMo. I love NaNoWriMo. I've written about it extensively, chronicled fairly painstakingly my experiences with it the last two years, offered advice, reflected, pondered, and … Continue reading The Highest Aspiration?
The title is a bit of a misnomer; I actually have about 400 words, and with a goal of 20,000, I could easily knock my goal out in 10 days if I can get in a good groove. I've always had a problem with starting; the beginning of anything is always anxiety-inducing (which is one … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo and the Zero Word Count Week
So we are officially halfway through June, and people - myself included, though with reservations - are gearing up for the July run of Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve written before about my personal issues with the Camp components of NaNoWriMo, which have nothing to do with the events themselves (God bless the people who organize them … Continue reading A Lonely Camper
This has been a hell of a week, but in such a way as to make it a boring as hell blog entry. Nothing outstandingly or objectively bad has happened, but my emotional response to things, as well as the amount of mental energy I've expended in the last several days made today's reassurances that, … Continue reading On the Precipice, Prepping (Or Not)
Look, I just... Unflinching optimism just isn't my natural state. And statements of said unflinching optimism, spoken sans irony, bitter sarcasm, or weary sighs do not often from my lips spring forth. But, you know. It's three days before the start of Camp NaNoWriMo, and today's Prep Challenge (found in the Camp Care Package) is … Continue reading I Am a Calm Blue Ocean… of.. Words?
I wrote a small reflection on my past experiences with Camp NaNoWriMo - what my expectations have been, and why I feel like Camp hasn't, in the past, worked for me - and why it makes me a lazy shit. Meh, I guess you have to read it. On that note, thirty poems in thirty … Continue reading Let’s Gather Round the Campfire and Read a Campfire Blog