Postscript: Camp NaNoWriMo

With all the excitement post-Conflux, I've ended up almost forgetting to wrap up the big challenge for April -- Camp NaNoWriMo. The target was 25,000 words in 30 days, and once again I was on schedule -- ahead of schedule, actually, with around 21,500 words written with a week to go -- when I hit … Continue reading Postscript: Camp NaNoWriMo

Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo

After my positive experience during NaNoWriMo last November (when I wrote a stack of words on my WIP) I'm now considering signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo. Yep. It can all happen again in April and/or July -- the word slinging, the discipline, the moral support from the writing community. This time we have the flexibility … Continue reading Packing for Camp NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo sanity check

This is just going to be a quick update of where I'm at with stuff (aka NaNoWriMo sanity check). The most excellent news is that I'm still on schedule to complete the 50K in 30 days and sailed past 35K this evening. There was a mini meltdown on Monday evening, when the pressure of producing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo sanity check

NaNo milestone: 20K

When I signed up for NaNoWriMo a couple of weeks ago, I stated that I'd be happy if I achieved 20,000 words in the month. Well, guess what? Tonight I passed that milestone! And it's only Day 12. At this point of the challenge I am still slightly ahead of schedule -- which is amazing -- … Continue reading NaNo milestone: 20K

NaNoWriMo – the beginning

Two days into NaNoWriMo and I'm still here! And I'm on (actually, slightly ahead of) target! OK, so I know it's only been two days, but I'm nonetheless pleased. For the past two days I've had the luxury of a strategically planned break from the dayjob, so I was able to indulge my predilection for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – the beginning

Did I just sign up for NaNoWriMo?

I'm a little bit excited. This week I took the plunge and signed up for my first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The challenge -- and readers of this blog might be aware I love a challenge -- is to write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November. (Technically the challenge … Continue reading Did I just sign up for NaNoWriMo?

Wikirandom flash fiction challenge returns!

And now for something a little different... It's time once again for that most fun of flash fiction competitions -- the Wikirandom writing challenge. It's not really my turn to host, but Laird Sapir is swamped and so has passed the baton on... So I'll keep this short and sweet and get right to it! … Continue reading Wikirandom flash fiction challenge returns!

Wikirandom winner!

Last Monday I launched the April Wikirandom 3-sentence writers challenge and visitors to this blog have had five days to channel their inner flash-fiction self and come up with an entry to impress me. It's been such a blast! We've had 15 entries inspired by the prompt 'wooden wings' and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them … Continue reading Wikirandom winner!

Wikirandom Writers Challenge – April

And now for a bit of fun and creative engagement! As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, it's my privilege to host the April Wikirandom Writers Challenge, created in February by the Shabby-Chic and Sarcastic Laird Sapir. Thanks to the talented Sara Walpert Foster for passing the baton onto me after the March Challenge. The … Continue reading Wikirandom Writers Challenge – April

New year’s #WIP500 resolution

My resolution for this new year is very simple. I'm going to complete the draft of the novel I'm currently working on. Of course, execution of this goal is unlikely to be simple. The longer I persevere with this fiction writing habit, the harder it seems to get. Possibly this is because I demand more of myself as time goes … Continue reading New year’s #WIP500 resolution