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...

Writing and September

NaNoWriMo starts in November. It’s currently September, and I already feel like I’m behind. Last year, I spent a week planning Those Who Are Yet to Come. By the end of November, I only got to 25,000 of my 50,000 word goal. In April, I put ever more...