Participating in NaNoWriMo

OK, I’ve skipped it the past two years, but I’ve finally decided that I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo 2014. For those of you not familiar with it, I’ve basically just signed up for a month of self-hating masochism …all for the love of writing. NaNoWriMo stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” Simply put: I’m…

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Is it Laziness? Or Energy Storage for the Future?

It’s hard to believe that just three weeks ago I completed my BFA in Creative Writing. After nearly two and a half years and thousands of pages written, I’ve accomplished my goal of completing a second Bachelors. I had established several grand goals for the weeks following the ceremony, such as reading through a stack…

Juggling

November has been one of those months where I feel as if I have been doing a lot but accomplishing little. I’ve been very busy with multiple projects, yet if someone stopped me now to ask me what I’m working on, it may take me a few moments to come up with an answer that…

Oh no, NOVEMBER!

I’d like to take a moment to pause and reflect on my life thus far in 2012. Today is November 14th, 2012. How exactly did that happen? Where does the time go? This has been a busy year. Since January 1st, 2012, I’ve accomplished quite a bit. I’ve failed at quite a bit, as well,…

Progress

I’ve finally hit my stride with NaNoWriMo. The habit has been formed and I’ve found the will power to sit down every night and pump out my word quota for the day. Inali’s future is taking shape. She’s developing a personality and a purpose. A secondary character has been successfully introduced and will soon become…

Inali

A few people have asked me about the topic of the story I’ve chosen to write for NaNoWriMo. As surprising as this may be, I actually decided to pick back up on the story I had begun for my Science Fiction and Fantasy Course at Full Sail University, The Revenge of Inali. Under the patient…

Deficit

Despite my best intentions, I am going into day 5 of NaNoWriMo at a deficit. I only managed to pump out a few hundred words on Friday night and wasn’t able to write anything on Saturday, as I was out of town. Last night, amid a cacophony of cheers as my husband watched football in…

Priorities

Ok. I did it. On November 1st, I managed to finish the entire rough draft for my transmedia marketing proposal for school, read almost 100 pages from my textbook, hit the gym [in the morning – bonus points], and chugged out the first 2,300 words for NaNoWriMo. Whew! I’m exhausted just recounting it. Tonight, I…

Motivation

My to-do list is so long that I’m not sure where to start. Presently, I have a homework assignment begging to be started, approximately 100 pages to read out of my textbook, a screenplay to finish, a novel to start [hello, NaNoWriMo!], and that’s not even counting my personal commitments away from my laptop. Dishes,…