Week Two at Camp NaNoWriMo

One of the things I like most about extended writing projects is getting to know the characters. While I haven’t made huge strides in meeting my Camp NaNoWriMo goal, I’ve learned a lot about my characters. The bigger bonus is that my new cabin seems to be...

My First Week at Camp NaNoWriMo

Last April, I was working on a play for Script Frenzy—a thirty-day challenge to write one hundred pages of a stage play, screen play, or any other type of script. Just a few days after Script Frenzy ended in 2012, the Office of Letters and Lights (OLL)—the folks who...

Reading, Writing, and 2013

The new year is moving ahead, and I wanted to take some time to share what my reading and writing plans are for 2013. Reading Below is a list of the ten books that I’m planning on reading this year. Most of them are non-fiction, which will be a challenge since I...

November Recap: NaNoWriMo and More

November always seems like it’s gone too quickly, which has been nothing but had news for my NaNoWriMo word count. As you can probably guess, I didn’t win National Novel Writing Month this year. I blame my characters and my story. They blame my lack of...

NaNoWriMo 2012: Day 13

Bad News: I’m officially more than 10,000 words behind in NaNoWriMo. Good News: I’m not giving up. I’ve been very frustrated with my story from the very start this year, which has really caused problems with the whole word count thing. But I’ve...

NaNoWriMo 2012: Day 4 Recap and Cover

It’s late in the fourth day of NaNoWriMo 2012, and I’m plugging away at Day of Calamity. I’ve dedicated plenty of time toward writing so far, but I’ve really struggled with getting the words out. I’m about a full day behind right now, so...