Writing has been slow again for me this week. I’ve written a total of 4,400 words for NaNo — a rather pitiful showing considering my initial goal was 30,000. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Recalibrating NaNo Goals
I’ve managed to fall into a monthly rhythm with this series without even trying. However, I may do an extra one this month in honor of NaNo.
For today’s journey, I’d like to take you to a small region that wields significant influence in the Uplands — some might even say disproportionate influence. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Arrowhead
Well, well, well, nine days through NaNo and look where we are!
Can you guess? Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Family Writing Night!
Hear that stuttered beat? It’s intriguing, hopeful.
You don’t quite know where the song is going until after the 8-measure intro, and the full beat kicks in (after another mini intro).
That’s what writing is like sometimes. It’s difficult to sit down and just start typing or scribbling away all the time. That’s what NaNo has been like for me so far this month. Continue reading How to Get into the Rhythm of Writing
Is your connection
to your ancestors defined
only by your name?
I completely forgot to announce the NaNo 2017 edition of Haiku Sunday! Just as I’ve done for NaNo 2015 and NaNo 2016, my weekly haiku throughout this November will be based on themes from my NaNo project, The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy. Continue reading Haiku Sunday NaNo 2017 Edition – Name
I can’t keep track of October. Turns out, it’s almost over!
That means it’s almost NaNo time! I have done zero prep work for National Novel Writing Month this year. But I’m not quite pantsing either. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: I Almost Forgot About NaNo!
I intended to have an album review prepared for today. Instead, I fell asleep on the couch in front of Monday Night Football.
This time, at least, I can blame it on my new job. I’m still getting used to the idea of not working a set shift, so I left the office pretty late on Monday. This new schedule where it’s totally up to me when I show up, when I eat lunch, and when I leave has thrown off my entire day-to-day schedule.
I’m trying to iron out the kinks. For instance, how do I maintain a regular gym schedule (we have a gym at the office) when I may have meetings at varying times between 10am and 2pm every day?
The short answer is, go when I have time. But this is harder than it sounds.
Anyway, I’m not here to gripe. This is just an adjustment period for me. I don’t think I’ll need to adjust my blogging schedule once settle in, but I’m keeping my options open.
I’m sending a new batch of chapters to my editor tonight. She will reach a critical turning point in my story, so I’m asking to meet up and discuss her overall thoughts in person.
Hopefully, we’ll also be able to wrap our heads around a timeline for her revisions to the rest of the book.
As you’ve probably read at some point on this space, the last two-plus months have been pretty hectic for me. All of my spare time has been consumed by buying and moving into a new house while also trying to finish the second draft of my novel.
Now, I’ve had to rethink the way I tackle the myriad of responsibilities that seem to persist every day. Continue reading How to Focus When You’re Scatter-Brained
One Tree Hill 1×02 – ‘The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’
It’s been about a decade since I first watched One Tree Hill. The main characters ranged from shallow donkeys to deep, moral artists, you know, once you looked past their knee-jerk reactions to all the crazy drama. The art may have varied, but… integrity was at the heart – in their hearts and in their actions. They faltered and fell, and then, rose up from the ashes of their mistakes. I’m trying to do the same. The following quote struck a chord with me and I thought to share it with you folks: Continue reading What I’m (Re)Watching Weekend Note
The end of Manuscript: Beta of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento is nigh, and my characters (most of them) just survived a battle scene that ended as abruptly as it began. Continue reading 4 Ways to Write an Exciting Action Scene